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Marshall M. Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professor Endowment

The Marshall M. Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professors Endowment has been a unique resource, insuring that Michigan students gain first-hand exposure to new ideas affecting our discipline. The Endowment has brought to campus for one term each researchers who work in areas central to the rational understanding of the nature of knowledge, mind, language and value: epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and ethics. In light of the interactions between these fields and other disciplines -- for example, cognitive science, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, political theory, and law -- appointees pursuing interdisciplinary work have been welcome, as have younger scholars whose work is of unusual interest. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Weinberg visitors have delivered a public lecture. The Endowment brought ten Weinberg visitors to the Department during the academic years 1999-00 through 2010-11: David Braddon-Mitchell, Martin Davies, Patrick Grim, Carl Hoefer, Adam Morton, Debra Satz, Daniel Stoljar, Scott Sturgeon, Charles Travis, and Ted Warfield. Though there might be additional Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professors in future years, the Weinberg Professorship in Philosophy Endowment is a successor Endowment.