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Submitted by Anna Kellerer, TU Munich.

New Master’s program in STS at the Munich Center for Technology in Society

Application is possible until July 31.

 

The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) of the TU Munich is relaunching its Master’s program in Science and Technology Studies. It is now an English language program and will start in October 2016.

 

Please forward this information to any students who might be interested in obtaining a Master’s in degree in STS.

The STS Master’s Program at MCTS is empirical, interdisciplinary, reflexive and research oriented.

From bio-technology to energy transitions, automated mobility to data security, the big challenges facing societies today are inseparably scientific, technical and social. The Master’s program Science and Technology Studies (STS) will teach you how to reflexively research, develop problem-solving skills and critically intervene in the big socio-technical issues of our time.

In the Master’s program you will learn

  • empirical research methods and analytical skills to study the conditions and consequences of contemporary science and technology
  • interdisciplinary approaches to urgent questions about regulation, responsibility and sustainability of science and technology

Alongside the STS Master’s program, we offer specializations in the Philosophy of Science and Technology or the History of Science and Technology.

The STS Master’s program is research oriented. The program prepares you for future academic research (such as a PhD), as well as careers in science and technology management, science communication and journalism, and in science funding and policy.

Studying the Master’s program STS will equip you to both deal with the challenges and embrace the opportunities of today’s technologized societies.

Watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/raWnTy9QDaA

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The application platform for the new Master’s program is open. The application period will close on July 31 2016.
  • If you are interested in the program or have any questions, please send an email tosts@mcts.tum.de.

More information is provided on our website: www.mcts.tum.de.

Submitted by Nicolas Kleinschmidt, University of Muenster.

Workshop: Gegenstand und Methoden der empirischen Ästhetik

Organisation: Dr. Martin Hoffmann & Nicolas Kleinschmidt, B.A.

Eine Veranstaltung des Philosophischen Seminars und des Zentrums für Wissenschaftstheorie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Termin: 24./25. Juni 2016

Ort: Freiherr-vom-Stein-Haus der Bezirksregierung Münster, Saal 1, Domplatz 1-3,48143 Münster

Anmeldung: Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis zum 15. Juni 2016 bei Claudia Güstrau (claudia.guestrau@wwu.de, Tel.: 0251 8324472)

Links: https://www.wwu.de/Wissenschaftstheorie/index.html, https://www.uni-muenster.de/PhilSem/

Submitted by Gregor Schiemann, University of Wuppertal.

Im Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte (IZWT) der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

eine Juniorprofessur für Philosophie
mit einem Schwerpunkt in der Philosophie der Physik

zu besetzen.

Bes.-Gruppe: W 1 ÜBesG NRW (gem. § 36 HG NRW)

Die Einrichtung der Juniorprofessur dient der Stärkung der kürzlich bewilligten interdisziplinären DFG-Forschergruppe „The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider“ (siehe http://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de). Der Arbeitsbereich der Juniorprofessur soll im Zusammenhang mit philosophischen Problemen der physikalischen Forschung am Large Hadron Collider (LHC) liegen und sich damit in den Rahmen der Forschergruppe eingliedern. Dazu gehört die Zusammenarbeit mit an der Forschergruppe beteiligten PhysikerInnen sowie die Forschung in einem internationalen Rahmen. Eine Einwerbung von Drittmitteln ist erwünscht.
In der Lehre soll sich die Professur im Rahmen der Bachelor und Master Studiengänge der Philosophie vor allem im Bereich der wissenschaftstheoretischen Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaften beteiligen. Eine konstruktive Mitarbeit bei der Weiterentwicklung der relevanten Studiengänge sowie die Mitwirkung in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung werden erwartet.
Die Bergische Universität betrachtet die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern als eine wichtige Aufgabe, an deren Umsetzung die zukünftige Stelleninhaberin/ der zukünftige Stelleninhaber mitwirkt.
Kennziffer: P16002

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen
Ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, die pädagogische Eignung sowie die besondere Befähigung zu wissenschaftlicher Arbeit, die in der Regel durch die Qualifikation einer Promotion nachgewiesen wird. Die für das Fachgebiet Philosophie, herausragende einschlägige Promotion, sollte möglichst nicht länger als 5 Jahre zurückliegen. Weitere signifikante Publikationsleistungen in hochwertigen Fachorganen sind erforderlich. Eine zusätzliche Ausbildung in der Physik und Kenntnisse der Elementarteilchenphysik sind von Vorteil. Die Bereitschaft und Fähigkeit interdisziplinär mit den Mitgliedern der Forschergruppe zusammen zu arbeiten ist Voraussetzung einer erfolgreichen Kandidatur. Die Bewerberin/Der Bewerber sollte mindestens zwei Jahre außerhalb der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal wissenschaftlich gearbeitet haben.
Juniorprofessorinnen und Juniorprofessoren werden für die Dauer von drei Jahren zu Beamtinnen oder Beamten auf Zeit ernannt. Das Beamtenverhältnis der Juniorprofessorin oder des Juniorprofessors kann im Laufe des dritten Jahres um weitere drei Jahre verlängert werden, wenn sie oder er sich als Hochschullehrerin oder Hochschullehrer bewährt hat.
Bewerbungen sind mit Lebenslauf, Zeugniskopien, Schriftenverzeichnis und ggf. Verzeichnis der bisherigen Lehrveranstaltungen und den Namen von drei Gutachtern unter Angabe der Kennziffer zu richten an Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gregor Schiemann, Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften, Gaußstraße 20, 42119 Wuppertal oder auf elektronischem Weg an:
lhc.epistemology@uni-wuppertal.de
Frauen werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern sie in der Organisationseinheit unterrepräsentiert sind und sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen. Die Rechte der Schwerbehinderten, bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt zu werden, bleiben unberührt.
Bewerbungsfrist: 20.05.2016

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover.

Call for Applications (extended): Human Nature and the Question of Human Individuality
(Second Interdisciplinary Summer School on Individuality in the Life Sciences)

25-29 July 2016, Gut Siggen (East Holstein, north of Lübeck, Germany;
see http://toepfer-stiftung.de/seminarzentrum-gut-siggen/)

The concept of human nature and the question of how it relates to human individuality is among the most controversial topics in the life and social sciences. ‘Human nature’, as traditionally conceived, presumes an essence of ‘being human’ that can be interpreted as at conflict with claims about individuality and heterogeneity. Furthermore, it illustrates the complex intermingling of society and science, of norms and natures, and of values and facts. For instance, societal assumptions about what is normal contribute to the practice of making generalizations about what is human, which then becomes its own epistemic practice. Yet, all sciences that deal with humans necessitate generalizations to a certain extent. Debates surrounding these issues tend to parallel discussions about race, but there are important differences too. What does the history and sociology of claims about ‘human nature’ look like, especially in contrast with the idea of individuality? How have related concepts and points of comparison changed in post-essentialist times? Do we need to eliminate all talk about human nature, as already suggested for the concept of human race, because it disregards individuality and leads to the exclusion of people conceived of as ‘less human’?

This is the second of two international and interdisciplinary summer schools on individuality organized by the Philosophy of the Life Sciences in Germany network and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The first summer school took place in July 2015 and explored questions about biological individuality in general. This second summer school will focus on the concept of human nature and on human individuality. Both summer schools aim to bring together different perspectives in the life sciences from philosophy, history, and social studies.

Lecturers:
Torsten Heinemann (Hamburg)
Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)
Erika Milam (Princeton)
Henrike Moll (Southern California)

Organizers, instructors & chairs:
Marie I. Kaiser (Cologne), Maria Kronfeldner (Budapest), Thomas Reydon (Hannover), Georg Toepfer (Berlin)

Program:
Day 1: Arrival – introductory presentations by the organizers – build groups and establish themes for group work – group work
Days 2-4: Lecture – group work – brief presentations by students
Day 5: “Meet a scientist” session – closing discussion – departure after lunch

A total of 20 places are available for advanced PhD students and recent PhD’s working on the philosophy and history of the life sciences, on social studies in the field, or on other related areas. Accommodation and meals will be covered for all participants. In addition, participants will receive travel grants, which should cover a considerable portion of the costs for travel to Gut Siggen. There is no participation fee.

How to apply: Send a single PDF containing a cover letter (no longer than two pages) and a CV (no longer than four pages) by email to toepfer@zfl-berlin.org Your cover letter should include a description of (1) your general research interests, (2) the topic you are currently working on, and (3) it should make clear how participation in the summer school is relevant to your current and future work. The deadline for applications has been extended to April, 29th, 2016. Admission decisions will be made by the beginning of May. For further information, please contact toepfer@zfl-berlin.org

Submitted by Jan Sprenger, Tilburg University.

The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)
at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, invites applications for a
four-year PhD position (1,0 fte) in philosophy of science, starting 1
September 2016 or later this year.

http://tinyurl.com/TiLPSPhDObjectivity

Candidates must hold a MA/MSc degree or equivalent by the time of
appointment. Apart from philosophy graduates, candidates with degrees in other relevant disciplines (e.g., mathematics, psychology) are welcome if they can demonstrate a high level of familiarity with philosophy of science.

The PhD position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC),
through a Starting Investigator Grant for the research project “Making
Scientific Inferences More Objective” (principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Jan Sprenger). For further information on the position, please contact the PI at j.sprenger@tilburguniversity.edu.

Candidates should submit the following documents in a single pdf file: a letter of motivation, a CV, a writing sample, a research plan (about two pages, max. 1200 words), and two letters of recommendation. If the
letters are confidential, they should be sent per email to tilps@tilburguniversity.edu.

The deadline for applications is 8 May 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 12 May, and skype interviews will be held on 17 and 18 May. Candidates will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.

The only way to apply is online by following one of these two links:

http://tinyurl.com/TiLPSPhDObjectivity

http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/

Submitted by Jan Sprenger, Tilburg University.

JOB: Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University

The philosophy department at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate in philosophy of science, starting August 1, 2016. The deadline for applications is April, 22, 2016.

http://tinyurl.com/TilburgPhilSci

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in philosophy with a research specialization in philosophy of science. He/she will have a track record of publications in leading international journals or show the capability of developing such a record early in his or her career. The successful candidate is expected to apply regularly for external research funding.

Experience of teaching at university level is necessary. An ability to teach other subjects besides philosophy of science, such as logic and history of modern philosophy, is highly desirable. A significant proportion of the courses to teach is service teaching in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, and the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The candidate will therefore have to demonstrate an aptitude for teaching philosophy to students with little or no background in philosophy.

The department of philosophy at Tilburg University is an internationally oriented and pluralist department whose core research strength is in the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS). The successful candidate would become a member of TiLPS and be expected to contribute to the center’s activities. A second group, Philosophy of Man and Society, aims both at highly ranked scientific publications and at a fruitful dialogue between philosophy and society. Taking as its starting point the motto of Tilburg University: ‘Understanding Society’, philosophical research at Tilburg is often done in an interdisciplinary framework.

Given that Tilburg School of Humanities aims to increase the proportion of female employees, applications from women are particularly welcome.

For inquiries about the position, please contact the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Frans van Peperstraten, at f.t.vpeperstraten@tilburguniversity.edu

The candidate should submit the following documents and merge them into one pdf file: a letter of motivation, a CV, a brief teaching dossier, a one page outline of his/her research plans, a recent research publication, and the names and contact information for two referees.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by April, 30. Interviews and test classes will be held at some day in May. Decisions will be announced shortly thereafter.

The only way to apply is online by following this link:
http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/

Via this link you can also find another vacancy for our Department:
vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy.

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover.

Call for Applications: Human Nature and the Question of Human Individuality (Second Interdisciplinary Summer School on Individuality in the Life Sciences)

25-29 July 2016, Gut Siggen (East Holstein, north of Lübeck, Germany; see http://toepfer-stiftung.de/seminarzentrum-gut-siggen/)

The concept of human nature and the question of how it relates to human individuality is among the most controversial topics in the life and social sciences. ‘Human nature’, as traditionally conceived, presumes an essence of ‘being human’ that can be interpreted as at conflict with claims about individuality and heterogeneity. Furthermore, it illustrates the complex intermingling of society and science, of norms and natures, and of values and facts. For instance, societal assumptions about what is normal contribute to the practice of making generalizations about what is human, which then becomes its own epistemic practice. Yet, all sciences that deal with humans necessitate generalizations to a certain extent. Debates surrounding these issues tend to parallel discussions about race, but there are important differences too. What does the history and sociology of claims about ‘human nature’ look like, especially in contrast with the idea of individuality? How have related concepts and points of comparison changed in post-essentialist times? Do we need to eliminate all talk about human nature, as already suggested for the concept of human race, because it disregards individuality and leads to the exclusion of people conceived of as ‘less human’?

This is the second of two international and interdisciplinary summer schools on individuality organized by the Philosophy of the Life Sciences in Germany network and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The first summer school took place in July 2015 and explored questions about biological individuality in general. This second summer school will focus on the concept of human nature and on human individuality. Both summer schools aim to bring together different perspectives in the life sciences from philosophy, history, and social studies.

Lecturers:

    • Torsten Heinemann (Hamburg)
    • Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)
    • Erika Milam (Princeton)
    • Henrike Moll (Southern California)

Organizers, instructors & chairs:
Marie I. Kaiser (Cologne), Maria Kronfeldner (Budapest), Thomas Reydon (Hannover), Georg Toepfer (Berlin)

Program:
Day 1: Arrival – introductory presentations by the organizers – build groups and establish themes for group work – group work
Days 2-4: Lecture – group work – brief presentations by students
Day 5: “Meet a scientist” session – closing discussion – departure after lunch

A total of 20 places are available for advanced PhD students and recent PhD’s working on the philosophy and history of the life sciences, on social studies in the field, or on other related areas. Accommodation and meals will be covered for all participants. In addition, participants will receive travel grants, which should cover a considerable portion of the costs for travel to Gut Siggen. There is no participation fee.

How to apply: Send a single PDF containing a cover letter (no longer than two pages) and a CV (no longer than four pages) by email to toepfer@zfl-berlin.org Your cover letter should include a description of (1) your general research interests, (2) the topic you are currently working on, and (3) it should make clear how participation in the summer school is relevant to your current and future work. The deadline for applications is 12 April 2016. Admission decisions will be made by the end of April. For further information, please contact toepfer@zfl-berlin.org.

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover.

Please feel free to circulate widely!

  • 4 fully funded positions for doctoral candidates in philosophy of science and/or ethics of science
  • Starting Date: October 1st, 2016
  • Within the research group “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Science” (jointly organized by the philosophy departments of Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • 2 positions at Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2 at Bielefeld University
  • Net salaries roughly between 1460 and 1580 € per month, plus benefits such as health insurance
  • Appointment for three years
  • Working language English, no command of German required
  • Application Deadline: June 5th, 2016
  • More details under http://grk2073.org/apply
  • For further inquiries, please contact rafael.ugarte.chacon@philos.uni-hannover.de

 

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Submitted by Meinard Kuhlmann (University of Mainz).   Call for abstracts for the Online-Workshop Metaphysics of Physics 30 August – 3 September 2021 (Deadline: 8 July 2021) The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics […]

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Submitted by Axel Gelfert (TU Berlin).   GWP.2022 Fourth International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science Call for Papers – Call for Symposia Technische Universität Berlin Berlin, Germany March 21-23, 2022   Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021. Acceptance Notification: November 2021.   Plenary lectures will be given by: Anjan Chakravartty (Miami) Mazviita […]

Submitted by Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (University of Cologne).   Call for Registration RREM.2021: Rhine-Ruhr Epistemology Meeting 2021   DATE & ACCESS: July 22-23, 2021. This is an online event. Further instructions and access information will be sent to registered participants one week ahead of the event.   SPEAKERS: Thomas Grundmann (Cologne) Joachim Horvath (Bochum) Luis […]

Submitted by Birgit Benzing (Leibniz University Hannover).   CfP: Workshop on “Thick Concepts in the Philosophy of Science” 3.-4. Dec 2021, in Hannover, Germany The notion of thick ethical concepts, as originally introduced by Bernard Williams in 1985, has received growing attention in the philosophical literature, particularly in the fields of meta-ethics and the philosophy […]

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Submitted by Hajo Greif (Warsaw University).   The Department of Philosophy and Ethics in Administration at Warsaw University of Technology offers a three-year, full-time, research-only post-doctoral position in History and Philosophy of Science, broadly conceived. The applicant’s specialisation and research interests will be congenial to the topic of the research project “Turing, Ashby, and ‘the […]

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Submitted by Anna Kellerer, TU Munich. New Master’s program in STS at the Munich Center for Technology in Society Application is possible until July 31.   The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) of the TU Munich is relaunching its Master’s program in Science and Technology Studies. It is now an English language program […]

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The newsletter of the GWP contains information about current philosophy of science events. Announcements from the GWP Newsletter can be found in the News and the News Archive. Der Newsletter der GWP informiert über aktuelle wissenschaftstheoretische Veranstaltungen und Ereignisse. Nachrichten des GWP-Newsletters finden Sie im Bereich Neuigkeiten und im Neuigkeiten-Archiv.      

Here you can find general updates from the GWP, as well as information about current relevant philosophy of science events, some of which we have been asked to publicize. If you would like to make an announcement in the GWP newsletter, please follow the procedure for GWP Newsletter Annoucements. Please find information about past events […]

Submitted by Gregor Schiemann, University of Wuppertal. Im Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte (IZWT) der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Juniorprofessur für Philosophie mit einem Schwerpunkt in der Philosophie der Physik zu besetzen. Bes.-Gruppe: W 1 ÜBesG NRW (gem. § 36 HG NRW) Die Einrichtung der Juniorprofessur dient der Stärkung der […]

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover. Call for Applications (extended): Human Nature and the Question of Human Individuality (Second Interdisciplinary Summer School on Individuality in the Life Sciences) 25-29 July 2016, Gut Siggen (East Holstein, north of Lübeck, Germany; see http://toepfer-stiftung.de/seminarzentrum-gut-siggen/) The concept of human nature and the question of how it relates to human […]

Submitted by Jan Sprenger, Tilburg University. The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, invites applications for a four-year PhD position (1,0 fte) in philosophy of science, starting 1 September 2016 or later this year. http://tinyurl.com/TiLPSPhDObjectivity Candidates must hold a MA/MSc degree or equivalent by the time […]

Submitted by Jan Sprenger, Tilburg University. JOB: Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University The philosophy department at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate in philosophy of science, starting August 1, 2016. The deadline for applications is April, 22, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/TilburgPhilSci The successful candidate will hold a PhD in philosophy with […]

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover. Call for Applications: Human Nature and the Question of Human Individuality (Second Interdisciplinary Summer School on Individuality in the Life Sciences) 25-29 July 2016, Gut Siggen (East Holstein, north of Lübeck, Germany; see http://toepfer-stiftung.de/seminarzentrum-gut-siggen/) The concept of human nature and the question of how it relates to human individuality […]

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover. Please feel free to circulate widely! 4 fully funded positions for doctoral candidates in philosophy of science and/or ethics of science Starting Date: October 1st, 2016 Within the research group “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Science” (jointly organized by the philosophy departments of Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld […]