- Guggenheim Fellow (1993)
Frederick Charles Beiser came to IU in 1990 as an assistant professor of philosophy. He became a full professor in 1993. He continued to teach at IU until his resignation in 2001. He is currently a professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, where he has been since he left IU. Beiser received his bachelor’s degree from Shimer College in 1971, his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oriel College at Oxford University in 1974, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Wolfson College at Oxford University in 1980. Beiser has been a major contributor to work on the history of modern philosophy, especially the history of German philosophy (Kant and German idealism) and the English Enlightenment. His book, The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte, won the 1987 Thomas J. Wilson Prize for the Best First Book. He has won Thyssen and Humboldt research fellowships to study at the Free University of Berlin and was named a 1993 Guggenheim Fellow in philosophy. During his tenure at IU, he received a 1992-1993 Outstanding Young Faculty Award for excellence in teaching and research, a 1996 Student Choice Award for excellence in teaching, and a 1999-2000 NEH Faculty Fellowship.