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Assistant professor in the Philosophy of TechnologyDeadline: Monday 2 December 2019
The Department of Philosophy is currently seeking to strengthen her profile in the broad area of the philosophy of technology. Artificial Intelligence, smart cities, robotics, or manipulative online practices: the current technological, social, and political transformations on the basis of new information and communication technologies affect almost every part of society and of our daily lives. Whether they concern the future of work, equal access to information and services, the relationship between citizens and democratic government, or between consumers and their technological surroundings: a broad range of ethical and philosophical issues concerning technologies and the ways in which they challenge our self-understanding is at the center of today’s debates.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2019/10/19-727-assistant-professor-in-the-philosophy-of-technology.html or contact Prof. Beate Roessler at B.Roessler at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Monday 18 November 2019
Have you recently completed (or are you about to complete) your PhD in AI, doing formal work in an area such as Multiagent Systems or Knowledge Representation? Are you excited about recent developments at the interface of AI with Economics taking place in the Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory research communities? Can you see yourself working in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues?For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2019/10/19-646-postdoctoral-researcher-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
(Updated) 14 November 2019, Joint LoC-LIRa Session, Barbara VetterSpeaker: Barbara VetterTitle: An Agency-based Approach to Modal KnowledgeLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2019/07/joint-loc-lira-session-barbara-vetter/.
(New) 15 - 16 November 2019, 7th annual conference of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsLocation: Amsterdam, the NetherlandsTarget audience: Senior Researchers, PhD students, ReMa students
The Nederlandse Onderzoeksschool Wijsbegeerte (OZSW), or the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, was established at the end of 2012. It incorporates the former Onderzoeksschool Ethiek (OZSE). The OZSW is an initiative of 11 departments at Dutch universities doing research in philosophy. Its general purpose is to strengthen the discipline of philosophy by promoting and facilitating collaboration between the participating universities in the areas of research and the training of young researchers (PhD students and Research Master students). This annual conference is one of its activities.
Keynote speakers: Anne Phillips (London School of Economics), Barbara Vetter (Freie Universität Berlin), Pauline Kleingeld (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) and Ruth Sonderegger (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)For more information, see https://www.ozsw.nl/2019-conference/.
(New) 15 November 2019, 'Computational approaches to (the history of) philosophy'Location: Kerkzaal, Doopsgezinde Kerk, AmsterdamTarget audience: Students and researchers interested in computational methods for philosophyCosts: OZSW conference fee
This symposium, part of the 7th annual OZSW Conference, concerns methodological reflection on computational approaches to the study of (the history of) philosophy. The goal is to discuss some state-of-the-art applications of computational methods in (historical) philosophical research and focus on their methodology. The main question of this symposium will be: What are the conditions under which computational methods can be used in philosophical research in a methodologically sound way? Additionally, it will discuss which obstacles are to be overcome for a successful use of computer methods in the research in (the history of) philosophy.
19 November 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Jan MalySpeaker: Jan Maly (Vienna)Title: Approval-Based ShortlistingLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam