Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, 30 July - 5 August 2017, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 06, 2017

Deadline: Mar 05, 2017

Event Dates: from Jul 30, 2017 11:54 to Aug 05, 2017 11:51

Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2017

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the fourth Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, which will be held from July 30 to August 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany. The summer school is open to excellent female students who want to specialize in mathematical philosophy.

Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal philosophy in particular, this summer school is aimed at encouraging women to engage with mathematical methods and apply them to philosophical problems. This year the focus of the summer school will be to provide a framework for developing expertise in formal approaches used in (1) philosophy of language, (2) philosophy of logic, and (3) philosophy of mathematics. The summer school will offer the opportunity for study in an informal setting, for lively debate, and for the development of a network with students and professors interested in the application of formal methods in philosophy. Finally, being located at the MCMP, the summer school will also provide a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for meeting like-minded philosophers.

Call for Application

The summer school is open to women with a keen interest in mathematical philosophy. Applicants should be female students of philosophy, or philosophically minded logicians, mathematicians, or scientists at an advanced undergraduate level, in a master program, or at an early PhD level. To apply for participation, please fill out our application form, and send it together with a cover letter (including a statement of motivation) and your CV (ideally everything in one pdf file) to A separate letter of recommendation should be sent to the same address. If you want to present your own project, please send an abstract (up to 500 words) together with your application documents. The deadline for applications is March 5, 2017. Decisions will be made by March 20, 2017.

The participation fee is 200€. (Note that the participation fee does not cover accommodation expenses.) The language of all events will be English.

Some familiarity with the material presented in David Papineau's book Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, and Sets is advisable.

The summer school is organized by Marianna Antonutti Marfori, Samuel C. Fletcher, Lavinia Picollo, and Gil Sagi.

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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