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)?
We are proud to announce a volume on varieties of dependence , published with Philosophia Verlag (Munich) and edited by Miguel Hoeltje, Benjamin Schnieder and Alex Steinberg:
Varieties of Dependence.
Ontological Dependence, Grounding, Supervenience, Response-Dependence
We’re very happy that we could assemble a great line up! Contributions are split into surveys and research papers:
|Part I: Survey Papers
||Ontological Dependence: An Opinionated Survey
||Substance and Independence in Aristotle
||An Introduction to Grounding
||Supervenience: A Survey
||Different Notions of Response-Dependence
|Part II: Research Papers
||Some Varieties of Metaphysical Dependence
||Explanation and Fundamentality
||No Free Lunch
||Metaphysical Grounds and Essence
||The Dependence of Truth on Being: Is There a Problem for Minimalism?
||Supervenience Among Classes of Relations
|Ralf M. Bader
||Multiple-Domain Supervenience for Non-Classical Mereologies
|Eline Busck Gundersen
||Response-Dependence and Conditional Fallacy Problems
|Dan López de Sa
||Rigid vs. Flexible Repsonse-Dependent Properties
On July 19 & 20 2013, right before the summer school with Kit Fine, we will host a conference on fundamentality issues in metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of language. For more information (including a call for commentators and registration), please visit the conference website:
We are glad to announce the Second Hamburg Summer School, with Kit Fine (Silver Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at NYU) talking about Truthmaker Semantics.
It takes place in Hamburg (where else?) from the 22nd to the 26th of July, 2013. For more information, please visit the website of the course.