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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position (3y) on "Grounding: Metaphysics, Science, logic" with focus on logic, Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND

The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Neuchtel 
( offers a 3-year post-doc position within the 
SNF Sinergia project ?Grounding - Metaphysics, Science, and Logic?, linked 
to the research centre in metaphysics eidos 

 The project will involve three research modules, hosted by three different 
institutions: the University of Neuchtel (logic), the University of 
Geneva (philosophy of science) and the University of Hamburg 
(metaphysics). The postdoc will be expected to work on the logic module.

 Starting date. December 1st, 2013. A later date may be considered, 
depending on the availability of the candidate.

 Research topic. The general topic of the Sinergia project is the notion of 
grounding, i.e. the notion of one fact holding in virtue of other facts. 
Grounding is often taken to come in various distinct types, e.g. logical, 
conceptual, metaphysical, and causal. The primary focus of the Neuchtel 
research module is (i) the concept of logical grounding and (ii) the logic 
of the various types of grounding links. This research area is strongly 
connected with more traditional topics in logic and the philosophy of 
logic, e.g. the ?groundedness? approaches to the semantic paradoxes and 
inferentialist views about the logical concepts.

 Language requirements. Neuchtel is part of the French-speaking area of 
Switzerland, but for the purposes of the position only English is 

 Applications must be sent by e-mail to Fabrice Correia 
( by October 
15th, 2013. They should include a CV, a list of publications, a writing 
sample and the name of two persons who can act as referees if contacted.

 For further particulars, please contact Fabrice Correia.