American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, is the United States' oldest learned society, dedicated to advancing useful knowledge. It recognizes excellence by electing top scholars, scientists, and professionals, including Gerd Gigerenzer since 2016. The society facilitates interdisciplinary fellowship, particularly at its semi-annual Meetings, and promotes research through grants, fellowships, and publications. It also maintains a globally renowned research library. The Society's activities continue to embody Franklin's spirit of inquiry and commitment to public intellectual engagement.

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