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Postdoc position, Faculty of Philosophy, University of

The Faculty invites applications for a postdoc in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy (chairman Prof. Dr. T.A.F. Kuipers). The two central interests of this department are: 1) logical and illogical thinking: patterns of reasoning in science and in everyday life, 2) human and world views: knowledge and consciousness in the perspective of modern science.

All research in this department lies within the province of the research school BCN (Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, see the site Part of the research is also subsumed in the national research school Logica (see the site

The research of the postdoc should lie in one or more of the areas of interest of the Department of Theoretical Philosophy: philosophy of science, logic, theory of argumentation, theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, analytic philosophy or the philosophy of language. The work of the successful candidate ought to mesh well with one or other of the above-mentioned interests of the department.

Your profile - you should either have a Ph.D., or be about to obtain one (your thesis must have been completed as well as approved by the referees). The Ph.D. should pertain to philosophy or to some other discipline with strongly philosophical content. - you should be motivated to do fundamental philosophical research - you should possess demonstrable affinity with the department\222s area of research and have a thorough knowledge of at least one these areas. - you should be capable of working as part of a team.

The University of Groningen offers a postdoctoral position for two years on the basis of full-time employment, but also with option of a 4/5 appointment.

For further information, see the departmental website at, or contact Prof. Dr. E.C.W. Krabbe, e-mail , or Dr. J. Peijnenburg, email

If you wish to apply, you should submit your curriculum vitae, list of publications, as well as two or three sheets A4 about the manner in which you propose to give substance to the postdoctoral research period. Your may send your application to Mrs G. Bosma, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Aweg 30, 9718 CW Groningen, The Netherlands. Your application should reach Mrs Bosma before Friday, November 22, 2002.

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