Postdoctoral position on false belief understanding, Bochum (Germany)
At the Institute of Philosophy II of the Ruhr-University in Bochum a postdoc position (100% TVL) is offered in the area of philosophy of mind and cognition in the research group of Prof. Albert Newen. The position is available for a period of three years. The subproject will be situated in Bochum and developed in a close collaboration with further philosophers from the universities Bochum (Prof. T. Schlicht) and Zurich (Prof. H.-J. Glock). In addition, the project is embedded in a close collaboration with the psychology department in Salzburg (Prof. J. Perner). Thus, ideally, the candidate has a strong background and interest in philosophy of mind and cognition as well as developmental psychology as a basis for grounding philosophical theories. These dimensions are expected to be applied to discuss the paradox of false belief understanding in the context of understanding actions and reasons of other agents.