NYU Philosophy Professor Kit Fine has received a 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Bonn-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Maier Research Awards fund collaborative research with colleagues in Germany.
“Kit Fine is considered one of world’s most famous and influential philosophers in logic, language, and metaphysics,” the foundation said in announcing the award. “With his outstanding, world-spanning networks, Fine will contribute to the internationalization of the fields metaphysics, language, and logic in Hamburg and involve junior researchers in his work.”
In addition to his work in these fields, Fine has written papers in computer science and economic theory. His publications include: Reasoning with Arbitrary Objects, The Limits of Abstraction, and Semantic Relationism.
The Anneliese Maier Research Award—250,000 EUR ($322,000) over five years—was established in 2012 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. Under his award, Fine will collaborate with philosophy faculty at the University of Hamburg.