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Post-doc position (1 year) in 'Interrogative Model of Inquiry', Paris (France)

A 1-year Postdoctoral fellowship at the IHPST (Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris) is available within the french ANR funded project “The Interogative Model of Inquiry”, from October 2012 to September 2013.

We seek a PhD with AOS in philosophical logic, formal epistemology or linguisitics and AOC in philosophy of science to develop the research program of the "Interrogative Model of Inquiry" project at the IHPST. Previous research experience in fields such as logics of questions, epistemic logic, belief revision theory and/or learning theory will be directly relevant for the position.

The IMI project seeks to develop the logical and linguistic modelling of scientific inquiry as an interrogative process. The project's research directions range from the modelling of the the social dimension of inquiry to the semantics of questions, or to the philosophical assessment of the merits of the interrogative model in philosophy of science (empirical and formal sciences).The successful candidate pursues research in logic, philosophy or linguistics, has skills in logical modelling and interest in philosophy of science and mathematics.

The post-doc will be expected to present his/her research at conferences and seminars, and to publish in peer-reviewed journals. He/she will be expected to run the IMI seminar on a regular basis, and to organize at least one major international conference.

Applicants must have a doctorate in philosophy, logic, AI or linguistics. Knowledge of French is not required, but fluency in English is. Salary will range between € 2.000 and € 2.500 (net) per month.

Applications must be sent before June 30th and must include a CV, a writing sample, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of two referees. Applications should be submitted electronically to: Marco.Panza () and Henri Galinon ().

For further information, please contact Henri Galinon at .

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