Universiteit van Amsterdam

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PhD student position in "Formal Analysis of Social Procedures", Tilburg (The Netherlands)

The Department of Philosophy and the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science invite applications for a four-year full-time PhD position, commencing August 2010. The successful candidate will work as part of the Vidi project 'A Formal Analysis of Social Procedures' led by Eric Pacuit and complete a PhD thesis within four years.

The project combines logical/mathematical modeling with philosophical/conceptual analysis. Drawing on work in logics of rational agency, formal argumentation theory, and social choice theory, the candidate will develop formal models of group deliberation and decision making that are grounded in the relevant philosophical theories.

The deadline for applications is May 21, 2010. For more information, see http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/tilps/jobs/. Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Eric Pacuit at (mentioning the vacancy number 500.10.11).

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