Stephan Krämer and the Phlox Group are holding a small one-day workshop to kick off Stephan’s project on the Logic and Metaphysics of Ground.
It will take place in Hamburg, on September 9th, 2014, in Room 1072 of the Philosophenturm.
The speakers are Kit Fine (NYU), Johannes Korbmacher (Munich), and our very own Nathan Wildman.
Here’s the full programme:
The Phlox Group is happy to announce that Professor Kit Fine has been awarded the Humboldt Foundation’s prestigious Anneliese Maier Research Award, for which the Phlox group’s lead investigator, Prof. Benjamin Schnieder, nominated him.
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to eight Anneliese Maier Research Awards annually: nominations for the research award, named after the philosopher and historian of science Anneliese Maier, can be made for researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area and from whose research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a sustainable contribution is expected towards the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences. Each award is worth 250,000 EUR, and award winners are expected to spend a period of up to five years cooperating on a long-term research project with the nominator. So, expect future Fine/Phlox interaction announcements in the future!
The Award will be given to Prof. Fine and the other recipients in a ceremony held at the University of Hamburg on 11 September. Prof. Fine will also give a keynote lecture.
The ceremony will be held in Ernst Cassirer Lecture Hall (Lecture Hall A), Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg, beginning at 19:00. Further details are available here.
In July (21st to 25th), Amie Thomasson will give the 3rd Hamburg Summer School.
Note that right after the summer school, on Saturday and Sunday (26th/27th of July) , there will also be a small workshop; here’s the programme:
The Phlox research group is pleased to announce an open postdoc position in Hamburg.
The position is available for a period of three years and the salary level is TV-L E13 (roughly 2.000€ net monthly salary; see the further particulars). Candidates are not required to speak German, though they are required to speak English.
The successful applicant will work part-time (60%) in our new SNF-funded Sinergia project Grounding – Metaphysics, Science, and Logic, and part-time (40%) as a lecturer at the department of philosophy in Hamburg (with a moderate teaching load of one course per semester). Applicants should have research interests that match the goals of the project.
For a detailed job description and further particulars, click here.
For a short description of the Grounding project, click here.
The deadline for applications is the 5th of February.
Note that we expect to be able to announce a further postdoc position within the next two months, so check back for more information.
Next February (2014), on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th, we will have a workshop on grounding in Gothenburg (organized by Arvid Båve and me).
Participation is free of charge, so drop by if you’re interested.
For more information, check out the workshop webpage.
We are very pleased to announce, that Kit Fine’s ‘Guide to Ground’ was selected for The Philosopher’s Annual as one of the best ten articles of the year 2012. Congratulations to its author!
If you want to read the paper, why not purchase our volume Metaphysical Grounding (edited by Fabrice and me)?