Postdoctoral research fellow in Group Thinking
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Open but research must relate to project themes of Group Thinking: New Foundations.|
|Organization's reference number||AHCPR1022|
|Location||Leeds, England, United Kingdom|
|Start date||September 1st 2019.|
We are looking for talented researchers to join the ERC-funded project Group Thinking: New Foundations (2019-2024), led by Prof. J. Robert G. Williams. This project explores group thought: its nature, and its significance for explanatory projects inside and outside philosophy. It seeks to reveal the underlying unity between the facts that constitute the beliefs and desires of individuals, and the facts that constitute the beliefs and desires of groups. It will provide criteria for demarcating which groups genuinely have beliefs and desires, distinguishing this situation from circumstances when attributing beliefs and desires is mere “loose talk”. The aim is new and rigorous foundations for theory and for public discourse about group belief and desire.
The project draws on several fields of philosophy including:
|How to apply|
In addition to the online application form, you will need to upload the following additional documents. 1. A cover letter, which should specify areas of specialisation and areas of competence, as well as a PhD completion date (or expected completion date). 2. A standard C.V., including a list of peer-reviewed publications. 3. A research writing sample (maximum 10,000 words). 4. A research proposal (maximum 1000 words) describing a programme of research complementary to the project aims.
|Web address to apply||http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/AHCPR1022|
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||February 5, 2019, 11:59pm BST|
|Web address for more information||http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/AHCPR1022|
|Contact name||Robert Williams|
|Time created||January 7, 2019, 1:31pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 5, 2019, 11:59pm BST|
|Last updated||January 7, 2019, 1:31pm EST|
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