Michael Cholbi, philosophy professor, has been awarded a $54,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to support research on procreative ethics and the philosophy of education.
Cholbi’s project will fund two conferences, one at Cal Poly Pomona in June, and the second at the University of Florida in 2015.
Scholars in both the philosophy of education and ethicists who address moral problems relating to procreation and parenthood will consider how ethical considerations about procreation impact the rights of children, parents, and the state regarding the education of children. The purpose of the project is to collaborate with scholars from both fields, creating a new field of research. Cholbi will be researching with Professor Jamie Ahlberg of the University of Florida.
The finished project will include a book of scholarly articles, planned for completion in 2016.
(Photo: Michael Cholbi)