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PhD student position in collective reasoning, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

The Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) Group at the University of Luxembourg, and the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy (ESPP) at the University of Groningen is looking for a Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Collective Reasoning.

The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the ICR Group (icr.uni.lu) led by Prof. Leon van der Torre at the University of Luxembourg (year 1 and 2), and in the Department of ESPP at the University of Groningen led by Prof. Frank Hindriks (year 3 and 4). You will obtain a joint degree from both institutions (cotutelle).

The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a conceptual, formal and computational framework for the analysis of collective reasoning and decision-making. The aim is to advance understanding of mutually beneficial and normatively appropriate choices in cooperative settings. Applications can concern expert panels and committee decision-making in general, and, for instance, central bank monetary policy committees, climate panels, medical ethical committees, and parliamentary committees in particular.

Reference number: F1-070075. Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application including before March 31, 2015. For more information, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/lli8.

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