CFA: MCMP Summer School for Widening Participation in Mathematical Philosophy

Event Date: 22-26 July 2024

[Idea and Motivation]
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the 
Summer School for Widening Participation in Mathematical Philosophy, 
which will take place from Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July, 2024 in 
Munich, Germany.  Following a series of eight successful MCMP-organized 
summer schools on mathematical philosophy for female students, the MCMP 
will this year broaden its offering, with a summer school for women and 
members of other groups that are under-represented in mathematical 
philosophy. These groups include under-represented gender identities, 
races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, people from low income 
and non-academic family backgrounds.

The school’s aim is to encourage students to engage with mathematical 
and scientific approaches to philosophical problems, and thereby help to 
redress the under-representation of women and other marginalized groups 
in mathematical philosophy. It offers the opportunity for study in an 
informal and interdisciplinary setting, for lively debate, and for the 
development of a network of students and professors interested in the 
application of formal methods to philosophy.

This edition of the summer school will feature lectures by:
Jingyi Wu (LSE): “Computational Models of Diversity and Injustice”
Sara Uckelman (Durham University): “What History of Logic Can Teach Us 
About the Future of Logic”

In addition, there will be an evening lecture by Barbara Vetter (FU 
Berlin): “First-generation philosophers: why they matter, and how to 
support them”.

The summer school will also feature talks on mathematical philosophy by 
members of the MCMP.

Please see the “Call for Application” below.  For more information about 
the program, please consult the summer school website at 
<>. If you have any 
further questions about the summer school, please contact the organizing 
committee at

The organizing committee consists of Nicola Bonatti, Vanessa Carr, John 
Dougherty, Marta Ferreira Esteves, Levin Hornischer, Alessandra Marra, 
Francesco Nugnes, Hannah Pillin, Toby C.P. Solomon, Tom Sterkenburg, 
Zhouwanyue Yang.

[Call for Application]
We welcome applications from women and members of other 
under-represented groups (including under-represented gender identities, 
races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, people from low income 
and non-academic family backgrounds) who want to specialize in 
mathematical philosophy.   The school is targeted to students at an 
early stage of their philosophical careers – especially MA and PhD 
students – and will introduce them to a selection of core topics in 
mathematical philosophy.

The school will include structured lectures by the invited lecturers, 
exercise sessions, short talks by members of the MCMP, as well as more 
relaxed conversational settings for sharing ideas. There will be a 
chance for students to present their own work, by taking part in a 
poster session. We will also provide space for students to discuss their 
experiences of academic philosophy within a roundtable session. In 
addition, there will be an evening lecture on the topic of 
first-generation philosophers.

*When*: 22 -26 July, 2024
*Where*: in-person, in Munich, Germany.
*Participation fee*:  75 euro. We have the possibility to grant a small 
number of travel bursaries.
*How to apply*: Please submit a cv and a letter of motivation 
highlighting i) your interest in mathematical philosophy, ii) your 
belonging to the school’s target group, and (if applicable) iii) your 
motivation for requesting a travel bursary. For administrative reasons, 
travel bursaries require the recipients to present a poster at the 
students’ poster session. Please submit your application material to 
*Application Deadline*: March 29, 2024