Paul Russel, a professor in philosophy at the University of British Columbia has been given a 12 million dollar grant(in Canadian dollars) from the Swedish government to continue his research in the study of morality and ethics.
Although such grants are usually given to research in the sciences and medicine, the large sum which was awarded by the Swedes will fund the professors research in fate and free will for a decade.
Paul Russel will spend a great deal of time flying between Vancouver and the University of Gothenberg, where he will work along others on perhaps one of the more important research gigs to have ever graced the humanities.
Is 12 million dollars necessary for research in philosophy?
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