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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Postgraduate programme in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, Gent, BELGIUM

The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy
and Moral Sciences of Ghent University, Belgium, invites applications from
prospective students for its Postgraduate Studies in Logic, History and
Philosophy of Science.

The curriculum is meant for masters in philosophy as well as for masters in
specific sciences. This intensive programme lasts 1 year, with basic courses
from 4 different packages (logic, history of science, philosophy of
mathematics, and philosophy of science) in the first semester and optional
courses during the second semester. In the general courses, insights and
techniques from logic, history of science, and philosophy of science are
introduced in a systematic way. In the optional courses, these techniques are
concretely applied to specific reading material and specific research tasks.


Adaptive Logics applied to the Philosophy of Science
Logic and Artificial Intelligence
Fuzzy Sets and Approximate Reasoning
Finitistic Philosophy and Foundations of Mathematics

Scientific Explanation
Foundations of Science from a Political and Societal Perspective
Scientific Discovery and Creativity
The Nature of Scientific Concepts

History and Philosophy of Biology
Historical Applications of Contemporary Philosophy of Science [nl]
Science in its Historical Context (Middle Ages and Early Modern Period)
Capita Selecta from the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment

The Teaching Language for this Course is English.

The Enrolment Fee is 63 EUR.

Due to the intensive and specialized character of the programme, at most 10
students will be accepted for the Academic Year 2013-2014.  Successful
candidates are expected to have a high motivation and a broad interest in the
study curriculum.

For an overview of the Curriculum, links to the complete Study Course and
Instructions on how to apply, see

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