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Two PhD student positions in Philosophy of Mind, Duesseldorf (Germany)

The Institute for Philosophy, section Theoretical Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Cognition at Düsseldorf University invites applications for two pre-doctoral positions (65% TVL13), starting October 2010. The appointments are limited to three years. The successful candidate will be expected to: work out a doctoral research project within one of the two following interdisciplinary projects: Grounding Thoughts in Action: Interdependencies between Thoughts and Motor Control (ThinkAct), and Who is Thinking? Authorship and Control of Thoughts, respectively. Both are financially supported by the VolkswagenStiftung.

Requirements: Master's degree (or equivalent) in philosophy or in a related discipline. A focus on philosophy of mind as well as profound knowledge in at least one of the following areas is desirable: cognitive sciences, psychology, neurology, psychiatry, neurosciences. Furthermore, very good language skills in English are expected as well as the willingness to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applications have to be send by 30 June 2010 at the latest. For more information, see http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/grounding-thoughts-in-action/ and http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/who-is-thinking/

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