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FYI: NEH application,Protosociology Announcement


Author: Arnold, Douglas

FYI Body: ANNOUNCING:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Applications to Conduct an NEH Seminar or Institute
in Summer 2001

Application Deadline: March 1, 2000.


Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports faculty
development through residential seminars and institutes. These
projects are designed to provide teachers from across the nation with
intensive study of important texts and topics in the humanities.
Seminars and institutes are intended to foster excellent teaching by
encouraging collegial discussion of humanities topics within
close-knit scholarly communities. They also promote active
scholarship in the humanities in ways suited to teachers at all levels
from grade school through college.

Now is a good time to begin drafting a proposal to direct a seminar or
institute, or to contact a colleague whom you think might be
interested in developing a project. The NEH is supporting 27 projects
for school teachers and 22 for college and university faculty in the
summer of 2000. If you or your colleagues would like to apply to
offer a seminar or institute in 2001, please be in touch with one of
the NEH program staff listed below to discuss your application.
Program staff can answer questions, provide samples of successful
applications, and comment on an informal draft. Staff can usually
help anticipate questions that are likely to arise in the review
process.

The application guidelines can be found on the NEH Web site a
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Thomas Adams 202-606-8396 tadams@neh.gov
Douglas Arnold 202-606-8225 darnold@neh.gov
Barbara Ashbrook 202-606-8388 bashbrook@neh.gov
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Judy Jeffrey Howard 202-606-8398 jhoward@neh.gov
F. Bruce Robinson 202-606-8213 brobinson@neh.gov
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Protosociology
An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
J.W. Goethe-Universitdt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Vol. 12 1999 - Special Edition: After the Receivied View. Developments
in the Theory of Science, edited by Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter,
Alexander Ulfig
in memoriam Wolfgang Stegm|ller
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Logical Operationalism Significance and Meaning
Wilhelm K. Essler: Truth and Knowledge. Some Considerations concerning
the Task of Philosophy of Science; Gerhard Preyer: The Received View,
Incommensurability and Comparision of Theories - Beliefs as the Basis of

Theorizing; Robert Schwartz: Reflections on Projection; Jeffrey E. Foss:

The Logical and Sociological Structure of Science
Structuralism Meaningful Measurement The Conception of Physical Law
C. Ulises Moulines: Structuralism vs. Operationalism; Nicholas Rescher:

Meaningless Numbers; R.I.G. Hughes: Laws of Nature, Laws of Physics,
and the Representational Account of Theories; James R. Brown:
Einstein's Principle Theory
Inductive Inferences Interpretation of Probability Game Theory
Kevin T. Kelly, Cory Juhl: Transcendental Deductions and Universal
Architectures for Inductive Inferences; Howard H. Harriott: R.A. Fisher
and the Interpretation of Probability; Brian Skyrms: Evolution of an
Anomaly
Properties Underdetermination Scientific Realism
Georg Schlesinger: Degrees of Characterizations; Carl A. Matheson:
Observational Adequacy as distinct from the Truth about Observables;
Thomas R. Grimes: Scientific Realism and the Problem of
Underdetermination; Paul C.L. Tang: On Paul Churchland's Treatment of
the Argument from Introspection and Scientific Realism
Rationality Metaphors Values in Science
David Resnik: Scientific Rationality and Epistemic Goals; Aldo
Montesano: Rationality in Economics: A General Framework; Joseph Agassi:

Science Real and Ideal: Popper and the Dogmatic Scientist; Michael
Bradie: Models and Metaphors in Science; David Gruender: Values and the
Philosophy of Science

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On PROTOSOCIOLOGY

"Protosociology occupies an important position in the European
intellectual scene, bridging philosophy, economics, sociology and
related disciplines. Its volumes on rationality bring together concerns
in all these topics, and present an important challenge to the cognitive

sciences."
Donald Davidson, Berkeley (USA)

"Protosociology publishes original papers of great interest that deal
with fundamental issues in the human and social science. No academic
library is complete without it."
Nicholas Rescher, Pittsburgh (USA)

"Protosociology has been remarkably successful in publishing interesting

work from different tradition and different disciplines and, as the
title signals, in giving that work a new, eye-catching slant."
Philipp Pettit, Canberra, Australia

"Protosociology is a truly premier interdisciplinary journal tha
publishes articles and reviews on timely topics written by and for a
wide range of international scholars. The recent volumes on rationality
are remarkable for their breadth and depth. Protosociology would be a
great addition to any library."
Roger Gibson, St. Louis (USA)

Protosociology
An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
and Project: Protosociology
J.W. Goethe-Universitdt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Homepage im World Wide Web
http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/protosociology


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