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Postdoctoral or PhD student position in philosophy (logic & cognition), Duesseldorf (Germany)

The project "Probability Logic and Non-Monotonic Reasoning from an Evolutionary Perspective" (head: Gerhard Schurz) is part of the EuroCores project "The Logic of Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning in Uncertain Environments". Within this project the position of a (DFG-financed) postdoc research assistant for three years at the University of Duesseldorf is open for applications. Alternative possibilities are a transformable PhD position or a split into two half-time positions. The research work to be done, together with the project head, comprises:
(1.1) the comparative investigation of existing systems of probability-logical / non-monotonic reasoning;
(1.2) continuation of existing psychological experiments on uncertain conditional reasoning,
(2.1) evolutionary explanation of characteristic aspects of human reasoning with uncertain conditionals, and
(2.2) computer-programmed prediction games for the purpose of testing the predictive abilities of probabilistic / non-monotonic reasoning systems.

Applications must be received before 31 July 2008. Start optional Sept 1st, 2008 or later ( Oct 1st, 2008). For more information, see http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/philo/personal/thphil/jobs/ Or contact Professor Schurz at .

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