Deadline for applications: June 3, 2019, 23.59 CET
available positions: 5 positions:
- 3 positions funded by IUSS
- 2 positions funded by IUSS linked to the project "Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic”
Candidates intending to submit both for the 3 positions funded by IUSS and for the 2 positions funded by IUSS linked to the project " Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic”, will have to submit two different projects.
Candidates submitting for the 2 positions on the project “Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic” will have to specify it in the heading of the research project.
Prerequisites for the n. 2 positions linked to the project "Epistemology and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic” are:
- research project on themes concerning the epistemology and the philosophy of mathematics and logic. In these areas, research projects will be selected that focus on major contemporary debates in the philosophy of mathematics and logic, offering the possibility of merging technical and formal skills with broader theoretical issues in epistemology, ontology, logic and philosophy of language, especially within the analytic tradition. Potential but non-exclusive areas of inquiry will be considered to be the following: the nature of mathematical and logical knowledge; epistemic problems of the major philosophical accounts of mathematics (logicism, neo-logicism, structuralism, nominalism, fictionalism, etc.); origins and heritage of classical foundational projects, with particular attentions to the logicist, formalist, intuitionist and structuralist traditions; issues concerning mathematical definitions, especially as abstractionist programmes are concerned; semantic issues for logical and mathematical language; the applicability of mathematics and philosophical issues concerning mathematical practice; the nature of mathematical explanation and its interactions with scientific and logical explanation; the application of theories of grounding to the metaphysics and epistemology of mathematics and logic; the justification and revisability of classical and non-classical logical laws; abductive methodology in the choice of logical and mathematical theories; applications of experimental epistemology to mathematics and logic; problems of philosophical methodology and the justification of logical and mathematical theories; pluralist and relativist views in logic and mathematics.