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Predoctoral Research Assistant (75%, i.e. 30 hrs/wk; for 30 months, with the possibility of a six-month extension) (EXPIRED)

Institut für Philosophie, (Arbeitsbereich Geschichte der Philosophie), Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria

Job category Research assistant / Fixed term
AOS Kant; Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Graz, Styria, Austria
Start date 01 May 2017
Job description

Predoctoral Research Assistant (75%, i.e. 30 hrs/wk; for 30 months, with the possibility of a six-month extension), for a project on

Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity in Eighteenth-Century Practical Philosophy with a focus on Kant.

Theoretical issues concerning self-consciousness and identity can often be crucial to understanding central issues in practical philosophy, such as the nature of agency and the issue of self-determination. For example, the ability to determine our own self with respect to actions presupposes that we are conscious of our own self in some way. How does eighteenth-century philosophy, and Immanuel Kant’s philosophy in particular, account for this relation between a theoretical and a practical relation to one’s own self, and how are these accounts to be evaluated? These are questions to be dealt with in this research.

The project is formally embedded within the Institut für Philosophie, Arbeitsbereich Geschichte der Philosophie, at the University of Graz and will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Udo Thiel within the context of the Research Group on The Enlightened Subject: Sameness and Self from Condillac to Reinhold  (Austrian Science Fund – FWF Project No: 29862-G16). 

Job Specification:

  • Work on a PhD thesis project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Udo Thiel

  • Provide research assistance

  • Discuss relevant material und cooperate with the project leader

  • Provide assistance for organizing workshops und conferences relating to the project

Professional Qualifications:

  • Masters (or equivalent) with a thesis in eighteenth-century philosophy of mind or practical philosophy.

  • Knowledge of Kant’s philosophy. Broad knowledge of eighteenth-century philosophy (English, French and German language sources).

  • Fluency in English and German. Working knowledge of French and Latin.

  • Familiarity with the philological and interdisciplinary aspects of historical work in philosophy.

Personal Profile:

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Independent and self-motivated

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team

  • Reliability

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications (CV, list of publications, brief account of PhD thesis-project, a letter of recommendation) should reach the address below by 31 March 2017 (by email or post).
Web address to apply https://philosophie-gewi.uni-graz.at/de/
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 31, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://homepage.uni-graz.at/udo.thiel/
Contact name Univ.-Prof. Dr. Udo Thiel
Contact email
Contact phone +43 316 380 - 2296
Time created March 9, 2017, 4:57pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 31, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Expired on April 2, 2017, 12:46am CET
Last updated June 1, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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