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Research Associate - ERC Project "Truth and Semantics"

Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (UK)

Job category Postdoc or similar / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Truth and Semantics
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Language
AOC Truth and the Foundations of Semantics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number ACAD106208
Location Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Job description

The role

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Johannes Stern on the European Research Council project ‘Truth and Semantics’. The Truth and Semantics (TRUST) ERC Starting Grant project aims to provide a unified perspective on natural language semantics, conceived of as truth-conditional semantics, and the research on the so-called semantic paradoxes in form of theories of self-applicable truth.


The project consists of two interrelated parts. The first part, Truth in Semantics, aims at developing semantic accounts for rich fragments of natural language, that is, fragments in which, besides a self-applicable notion of truth, we allow for, e.g., modal expressions, propositional attitudes but also natural language conditionals. The second part, Truth and the Foundations of Semantics, assumes a metasemantic perspective and explores the role of the notion of truth in the foundations of natural language semantics, conceived of as truth-conditional semantics.

What will you be doing?

You are expected to conduct research in logic, formal semantics, or the philosophy of language pertaining to the project’s themes. The main tasks are to produce peer-reviewed scientific articles and other project outputs, and to participate in organising the project’s events.

You should apply if

You should have a PhD in philosophy, linguistics or mathematics (or equivalent), and a research profile in formal semantics and the philosophy of language, or in logic with good knowledge of formal theorise of truth. Successful candidates should be able and willing to engage with technical (formal) material and research.

Additional information 

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and racially minoritised communities, to join us.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId...
Hard deadline Tomorrow, 11:59pm BST
Contact
Contact name Johannes Stern
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date Tomorrow, 11:59pm BST
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