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AIPCT Summer Dissertation Fellowship


The American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought (AIPCT) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity (FPC) Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship. The FPC Fellow must be in residence at the AIPCT in Murphysboro, IL, from June 1 until August 2, and will receive housing and $1000 per month, plus a travel stipend of $200. The FPC Fellow will carry out research on the dissertation (the idea is to finish a chapter while there). The dissertation can be in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, so long as the topic of the research relates to theoretical ideas about creativity, broadly construed. The dissertation need not be wholly concerned with creativity, but the portion of the research carried out at AIPCT must be related to creativity. Around August 1 the FPC Fellow will present the research at AIPCT in a public lecture. Among the criteria considered by the selection committee is how well the project fits with the holdings and emphasis of AIPCT (American Philosophical and Cultural Thought). Continue reading AIPCT Summer Dissertation Fellowship

Invitation to Survey on the Role of Values in the Study of Religion

Dear Colleague in the Academic Study of Religion,

In his 2015 Presidential Address to the American Academy of Religion, Thomas Tweed asserted that a “values approach can clarify divisive internal debates within the AAR, especially between those who identify with theology and those who identify with religious studies, and … disclose points of agreement as we refine the arguments we employ to defend the study of religion in the public arena and on our own campuses.” The four of us (signatures below) share that hope and invite you to participate in a survey – the VISOR survey – that will allow us actually to test Tweed’s claims. Continue reading Invitation to Survey on the Role of Values in the Study of Religion

AIPCT Grand Opening and Inaugural Lecture



The AIPCT Announces its Grand Opening and Inaugural Lecture
Dr. Larry A. Hickman
“Humanism, the Humanities, and Technoscience”
Introduction, John R. Shook, President, AIPCT

Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM
411 N. 9th Street, Murphysboro, IL
Open to the Public (no reservation or RSVP needed)

The Institute will open at 5:30, refreshments will be served, and the lecture will be followed by a reception and tours. Parking is in the rear of the house (down the alley) and on the streets in the neighborhood.

The AIPCT has applied for 501c3 status in the State of Illinois. You may contact us at 618-565-1238, or by e-mail at