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Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy: Existence after Kant (EXPIRED)

Philosophy, Kings College London

Job category Research assistant / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Strand Campus, England, United Kingdom
Job description

Job id: 081830

Salary: £43,205 - £45,521 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Business unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department: Philosophy

Location: Strand Campus

Category: Research

The postdoc will be based in the Department of Philosophy King’s College, London and funded by the AHRC/DFG project ‘Positing or Predicating? Existence after Kant’ directed by Dolf Rami (Bochum) and Mark Textor (London).

Kant’s take on existence is generally seen as a paradigm change in the history of thinking about this concept. The discussion of Kant’s innovation focused so far almost exclusively on Frege, Russell, Quine and their followers and ignored 19th century contributions that worked out Kant’s thought in radically different and fruitful ways. The project intends to change this situation. We will explore the most important 19th century constructive responses to Kant’s view of existence and thereby provide a better understanding of the Kantian paradigm change as well as gain new insights into existence. The project will assess further what the 19th century engagement with Kant adds to contemporary work on existence.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in philosophy, be able to read German, and have a background in either history of philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of logic and language or philosophy of mind. The postdoc will work with Mark Textor in London. They are expected to pursue their own research within the theme of the project and to help in organising workshops and seminars. The main selection criteria are fit with project theme and academic excellence.

King’s Philosophy Department is one of the largest and most distinguished departments in the UK. We have particular research strengths in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of language and logic, metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of science, and moral and political philosophy.

This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 30 months.

Contact details: Mark Textor. [email protected]

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Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs/081830-research-associa...
Hard deadline February 12, 2024, 11:59pm BST
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Time created January 26, 2024, 9:45pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 12, 2024, 11:59pm BST
Expired on February 14, 2024, 12:46am BST
Last updated February 14, 2024, 12:46am UTC
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