15 de marzo de 2016

PhD-fellowship in philosophy of biology / metaphysics at the University of Geneva

The Departments of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, the University of Geneva, and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Minnesota have PhD fellowships in conjunction with the project “From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics,” sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. This project brings together philosophers to address the challenges of drawing metaphysical conclusions from science by reconceiving the success of science in terms of practice and asking what the world must be like for successful practices to have evolved into particular forms. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct thesis research on a theme related to scientific metaphysics and biological practice. This will be executed in close collaboration with members of the Core Team of the project.

Details about the project can be found here: http://biological-practice-to-metaphysics.org/

For the PhD-fellowship based in Geneva we invite applications in particular from candidates who hold an MA or MSc degree either in philosophy or in biological science and who have received additional training in the other discipline. It is expected that the PhD thesis itself as well as the most important publications resulting from the thesis research will be written in English. The fellowship will be for two years and should start in September 2016.

Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, complete CV, grade reports, writing sample, sketch for a thesis project (ca. 500-1000 words) and two letters of reference to: marcel.weber@unige.ch. All application documents except the grade reports must be in English. Deadline: April 15, 2016.