Tim Crane honored in Philosophy

August 12, 2020

The Jury today announced Tim Crane’s selection for the honor in 2020 Philosophy category. Tim Crane was selected from 2 nominees shortlisted from more than 10 nominees. With the majority of the voting set to take place in October, the Jury made an early decision in Tim Crane’s case.

Tim Crane was nominated for his work ‘The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist's Point of View’. In his book he has attempted to characterize religious belief in terms of religious impulse and identification with other members of the same religion.“Obviously I am delighted to be considered for such an award,” Tim Crane responded over email.

Tim Crane is a Professor of Philosophy at CEU. Before CEU he was Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. Prior to that he taught at UCL for 19 years, and founded the Institute of Philosophy in the University of London as its first Director. He was educated at the Universities of Durham and York. He obtained his PhD in 1989 from The University of Cambridge.