AISB convention 2017

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Harold Cohen

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Computerised Minds. ...

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Connection Science

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in logic and rational choice, Bayreuth, GERMANY

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth invites 
applications for one PhD position (3 years, E13 TV Z, 0.5 FTE) starting 
from 01 April 2014 or soon after. The Department is a rapidly growing 
research and teaching environment at the intersection of Philosophy and 
Economics and offers excellent career development opportunities. For 
further details please visit

 The successful applicant will conduct his or her doctoral research under 
the supervision of Prof. Olivier Roy. The applicant will be required to 
undertake a small amount of teaching in accord with the Bavarian Higher 
Education Law (BayHSchG). We encourage applications in the following 

 - Philosophical Logic (especially epistemic logic or deontic logic)
 - Rational Choice Theory (especially foundations of decision and game theory)
 - Philosophy of Action and Meta-Ethics (especially theories of rationality
 and normativity)

 The list is not exhaustive. Excellent projects in related areas will also be

 Applicants should have advanced training in philosophy (typically a Master
 degree) or in a discipline closely related to philosophy. Projects involving
 computer science or economics are very welcome.

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a two-page outline of their
 proposed PhD research project, BA and MA degree certificates and
 transcripts, and two academic letters of reference. The complete application
 package, excluding the letters of reference, should be submitted as a single
 PDF file. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Secretarial
 Administrator for the Department of Philosophy, Miss. Sonja Weber
 ( by 15 January 2014. The letters of references
 should be sent separately by their author, also to Miss. Sonja Weber.

 For further information about the post, the P&E programmes, professional
 opportunities, and the Department of Philosophy, please contact Prof.
 Olivier Roy by e-mail:

 The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and aims to
 increase the number of female faculty members. Applications from female
 candidates are, therefore, explicitly encouraged. The University of Bayreuth
 was accredited as a Family Friendly University by the Hertie Foundation in
 2010. Persons with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.