We study diversity in people's conceptions of understanding, wisdom, and knowledge around the world, and seek to promote cross-cultural research in cognitive science


Principal Investigators


Edouard Machery

Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Stephen Stich

Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University

H. Clark Barrett

Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, and a member of the UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution, & Culture

The Geography of Philosophy Project includes teams in eight different regions: Eastern Europe, Ecuador, India, Japan, Morocco, Peru, South Africa, and South Korea. There are advisors currently working from the University of Waterloo and the University of Oxford. The three PIs include two philosophers and one anthropologist working in the United States of America.