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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'. Requirements: ----------------- Applicants should have a PhD degree in any area connected to Logic, Philosophy, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence. Fluent English is a prerequisite. 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 http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/13-313.html.