Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology
There is a long tradition of fruitful interaction between philosophy and the sciences.
Logic and statistics emerged, historically, from combined philosophical and scientific inquiry into the nature of mathematical and scientific inference; and the modern conceptions of psychology, linguistics, and computer science are the results of sustained reflection on the nature of mind, language, and computation. In today's climate of disciplinary specialization, however, foundational reflection is becoming increasingly rare. As a result, developments in the sciences are often conceptually ill-founded, and philosophical debates often lack scientific substance.
The Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University holds a three-week summer school in logic and formal epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, economics, and other sciences. The goals are to:
- introduce promising students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an early stage in their career; and
- forge lasting links between the various disciplines.
The summer school is usually held in the first half of June. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily problem sessions, as well as planned outings and social events.
The summer school is free. That is, we will provide:
- full tuition
- dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus
Students need only pay for round trip travel to Pittsburgh and living expenses while here. We expect to be able to accept about 25 students in 2019. There are no grades, and the courses do not provide formal course credit.
The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students who will have just completed their first year of graduate school. Applicants need not be US citizens. There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
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