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Three PhD student positions on "Understanding and the A Priori", Cologne (Germany)

The Emmy Noether Research Group 'Understanding and the A Priori' at the Philosophy Department, Universität zu Köln funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG seeks to fill 3 PhD Research Positions (Doktorandenstellen), 2-year appointment with 1-year extension,

The research group is dedicated to the study of a priori knowledge. We are especially interested in the cognitive capacity of understanding and its role in a priori justification, the relationship between apriority and necessity, and the methodology of philosophy as a distinctive armchair discipline. The project brings together work in epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and phenomenology. The group will consist of 3 post-doctoral researchers and 3 doctoral researchers. Planned activities include weekly seminars, semi-annual workshops, two major international conferences and a graduate conference. We have cooperations with research institutions in Germany, Australia and the US. The main project language is English.

Start date for the positions is 1. April 2009 (or earliest possible thereafter). The deadline for applications is 31. January 2009.

More information can be obtained from our website: http://www.fromthearmchair.net/, or by contacting Magdalena Balcerak Jackson at .

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