Templeton’s known for funding hard science with one hand and the humanities with the other, all in pursuit of the same tough questions. Its latest effort wrangles neuroscientists and philosophers.
Why we act or don’t act poses one of the toughest problems facing scholars, and it's one that ricochets between philosophy and empirical science. The Templeton Foundation just pledged $4.5 million to one philosopher to bring together both camps in pursuit of this question of self-control. The initiative will make subgrants in two rounds over the next three years.