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  • Assistant professor in the Philosophy of Technology

    Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019

    The Department of Philosophy is currently seeking to strengthen her profile in the broad area of the philosophy of technology. Artificial Intelligence, smart cities, robotics, or manipulative online practices: the current technological, social, and political transformations on the basis of new information and communication technologies affect almost every part of society and of our daily lives. Whether they concern the future of work, equal access to information and services, the relationship between citizens and democratic government, or between consumers and their technological surroundings: a broad range of ethical and philosophical issues concerning technologies and the ways in which they challenge our self-understanding is at the center of today’s debates.

  • Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: Monday 18 November 2019

    Have you recently completed (or are you about to complete) your PhD in AI, doing formal work in an area such as Multiagent Systems or Knowledge Representation? Are you excited about recent developments at the interface of AI with Economics taking place in the Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory research communities? Can you see yourself working in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues?

ILLC Events this week

  • (Updated) 14 November 2019, Joint LoC-LIRa Session, Barbara Vetter

    Speaker: Barbara Vetter
    Title: An Agency-based Approach to Modal Knowledge
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 November 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 15 - 16 November 2019, 7th annual conference of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Date & Time: 15 - 16 November 2019, 10:00-18:30
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Target audience: Senior Researchers, PhD students, ReMa students

    The Nederlandse Onderzoeksschool Wijsbegeerte (OZSW), or the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, was established at the end of 2012. It incorporates the former Onderzoeksschool Ethiek (OZSE). The OZSW is an initiative of 11 departments at Dutch universities doing research in philosophy. Its general purpose is to strengthen the discipline of philosophy by promoting and facilitating collaboration between the participating universities in the areas of research and the training of young researchers (PhD students and Research Master students). This annual conference is one of its activities.

    Keynote speakers: Anne Phillips (London School of Economics), Barbara Vetter (Freie Universität Berlin), Pauline Kleingeld (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) and Ruth Sonderegger (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

    For more information, see https://www.ozsw.nl/2019-conference/.
  • (New) 15 November 2019, 'Computational approaches to (the history of) philosophy'

    Date & Time: Friday 15 November 2019, 13:00-14:30
    Location: Kerkzaal, Doopsgezinde Kerk, Amsterdam
    Target audience: Students and researchers interested in computational methods for philosophy
    Costs: OZSW conference fee

    This symposium, part of the 7th annual OZSW Conference, concerns methodological reflection on computational approaches to the study of (the history of) philosophy. The goal is to discuss some state-of-the-art applications of computational methods in (historical) philosophical research and focus on their methodology. The main question of this symposium will be: What are the conditions under which computational methods can be used in philosophical research in a methodologically sound way? Additionally, it will discuss which obstacles are to be overcome for a successful use of computer methods in the research in (the history of) philosophy.

    For more information, see https://www.ozsw.nl/2019-conference/ or contact Annapaola Ginammi at .
  • (Updated) 19 November 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Jan Maly

    Speaker: Jan Maly (Vienna)
    Title: Approval-Based Shortlisting
    Date & Time: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .