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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in logic and theoretical philosophy, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of 
Amsterdam has a vacancy for a

 Postdoctoral researcher in Logic and Theoretical Philosophy

 38 hours per week, full-time appointment
 vacancy number 13-313

 This position is part of the larger LogiCIC project on 'The Logical 
Structure of Correlated Information Change', under the ERC starting grant 
awarded to Dr. Sonja Smets. The postdoctoral position will be awarded for 
a period of 25 months.

 Project description:


 The overall LogiCIC project aims to develop a uniform logical system that 
centres around correlated information change and can be used to explain 
and model various interactive scenarios. In particular, we examine the 
correlations that arise in situations in which the very act of learning 
new information may directly change the reality that is being learnt. The 
project is interdisciplinary in nature and combines insights and 
techniques from a range of research domains, including logic, quantum 
mechanics, philosophy of science, belief revision theory, truth 
approximation and learning theory. We are looking for a post-doctoral 
researcher to join the team, which consists of two PhD students and the 
principal investigator.

 The task of the postdoctoral researcher is to study the issues of 
approximation, verisimilitude and convergence to truth in a logical 
framework. The focus lies on the connection between (iterated) belief 
revision with higher-order information and the literature on truth 
approximation or verisimilitude in philosophy of science and learning 
theory. The work will be centered around some fundamental epistemological 
issues dealing with the contrast between 'joint or team learning by 
cooperating agents in a group' and 'individual private learning'.



 Applicants should have a PhD degree in any area connected to Logic, 
Philosophy, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence. Fluent English is a 

 We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in Logic (especially 
in any of the areas such as Modal Logic, Epistemic Logic and Dynamic 
Logic) and at least one of the following areas of research: Belief 
Revision Theory, Learning Theory, Truth Approximation Theory (in 
Philosophy of Science).

 Preference will be given to a candidate who has published original work in 
several of the above areas (or interdisciplinary work at the interface of 
these areas).

 Application deadline:


 15 November 2013. The preferred starting date is 1 January 2014.

 For more information, see