Human Abilities is a Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Kollegforschungsgruppe) funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), starting 1st April 2020.
The project is jointly led by Dominik Perler (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Barbara Vetter (Freie Universität Berlin). Its goal is to better understand human abilities in both the cognitive and the agentive realm, and to do so with a view to all areas of philosophy where appeal to human abilities is made, both historical and systematic. It thereby also aims to foster intra-disciplinarity, the exchange between different parts of philosophy. The project will of course also interact with specialists from related areas such as psychology, law, and linguistics.
Human abilities will soon be advertising a number of positions, both at postdoctoral and doctoral level; advertisements will be posted here and distributed via the usual channels.