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Two postdoctoral positions in "Ontology after Quine", Hamburg (Germany)

The University of Hamburg offers two postdoctoral research positions in association with a new Emmy Noether Research Group, which is based in the Department of Philosophy and led by Richard Woodward.

The Research Group, which is generously funded through the DFG's Emmy Noether Scheme, will run for an initial period of five years. Its official title translates as "Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality" and, as its name suggests, the Group's initial research project will focus on issues in metametaphysics and metaontology, set against the historical backdrop of the Quine-Carnap debate about the respectability of ontological inquiry. The remit of the project is thus broad, incorporating not only issues in first- and second-order metaphysics and ontology, but also connected issues in metaphilosophy and the philosophies of logic and language.

The present research positions are for 3 years, with possible renewal for a further year depending on available funds. The preferred starting date is October 1st 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. The exact starting date is negotiable. Mastery of the German language is not a necessary condition of appointment; mastery of the English language is.

The application deadline is July 31st, 2013. For more information, see http://carvingnature.net/2013/07/05/postdoctoral-research-positions/ or contact Richard Woodward at .

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