PhD Candidate: Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology (EXPIRED)
|Job category||Graduate fellowship / Fixed term|
|AOS||PhD Candidate: Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology|
|AOC||PhD Candidate: Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology|
|Organization's reference number||20223311|
|Location||Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands|
PhD Candidate: Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
Are you an aspiring researcher and would you like to explore the philosophical meaning of the concept 'drive' in classical German philosophy? Then you have a part to play as a PhD candidate. Delve into the works of Kant, Fichte, and Schelling and join a compact and friendly environment where you will be able to develop your skills and learn new things.
The Department of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology is looking for a PhD candidate on a project on the concept of drive (Trieb) in classical German philosophy. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The concept of drive plays an important interdisciplinary role in the modern history of ideas. During the 18th century, the concept of drive received increasing attention in the emerging disciplines of anthropology and psychology, where it was used to describe the human urges and desires, and, more importantly, in the life sciences to explain the inner forces of organic nature. But it was not until the period of classical German philosophy, especially from the 1790s onwards, that this concept developed into an important philosophical concept crucial to Kant's and post-Kantian idealistic systems. The aim of the project is to study its distinct philosophical meaning. As a PhD candidate, you will conduct research on the theoretical foundations of the concept of drive in classical German philosophy, focusing on the comparison between the concept of force and the concept of drive in the works of Kant, Fichte, and Schelling. In addition to your independent research work, you will participate in the activities of the department and help co-organise workshops and conferences. 10% of your time will be devoted to teaching activities. You will write your PhD thesis in English.
The Department of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology and the associated Center for Contemporary European Philosophy teach and research themes in metaphysics and philosophical anthropology from a continental philosophical perspective, combining historical and systematic perspectives. Information on the Department, its members, and its current research themes can be found on its website. The Department is a cohesive unit in which monthly lectures are organised and work in progress is discussed.
The Department of Philosophical Ethics and Political Philosophy is part of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University. The faculty is a compact, ambitious organisation with over 160 staff members, housed in eight academic departments and the supporting office, and over 1,000 students. Our educational programme includes several top-notch courses in both in-depth disciplinary fields of study and interdisciplinary and interfaculty studies. The faculty has innovative education and research programmes with a strong focus on current societal issues.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Manja Kisner, Assistant professor, at [email protected].
Practical information and applications
You can apply until 29 June, exclusively using the applicationbutton. Kindly address your application to Manja Kisner. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
The first round of interviews will take place on Monday 11 July or Tuesday 12 July. You would preferably begin employment on 1 September 2022.
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|Web address to apply||https://www.ru.nl/en/working-at/job-opportunities/...|
|Hard deadline||June 29, 2022, 11:59pm CET|
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|Time created||June 15, 2022, 7:41pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||June 29, 2022, 11:59pm CET|
|Expired on||July 1, 2022, 12:46am CET|
|Last updated||August 2, 2022, 3:00pm UTC|
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