Philip N. Pettit elected 2013 Corresponding Fellow by the British Academy
Professor Philip N. Pettit has been elected a 2013 Corresponding Fellow by the British Academy, in recognition of his outstanding resaerch and work across the humanities and social sciences. Corresponding Fellows differ from regular Fellows in the Academy in that they are appointed to universities outside of Britain.
From its website:
The creation of a British Academy 'for the Promotion of Historical, Philosophical and Philological Studies' was first proposed in 1899 in order that Britain could be represented at a meeting of European and American academies. The organisation, which became known simply as the British Academy, received its Royal Charter from King Edward VII in 1902.
Since then, many of Britain's most distinguished scholars in the humanities and social sciences have been involved in the life of the Academy. The roll call of past Fellows includes many of the greatest British names of the twentieth century, such as the influential economists John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek and William Beveridge; the eminent thinkers Karl Popper and Isaiah Berlin, Louis and Mary Leakey, who made pioneering discoveries on the origins of man; A. J. P. Taylor, Kenneth Clark and Mortimer Wheeler, scholars who were also great communicators; and C. S. Lewis and Henry Moore, Fellows who combined learning with creativity.
Its current purpose is "to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value."