Summer 2022 Programs in Philosophy for Graduate Students and/or PhDs

Please use the comments section on this post to share information about 2022 Summer Programs in Philosophy for graduate students and/or philosophy PhDs.

If you are organizing such a program, please add a comment to this post that includes:
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– dates
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– contact information
– application deadline
– a description of the program
– link to further information

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Journal of the History of Philosophy Summer Seminar: Kantian Epistemologies
Dates: July 11 – July 15, 2022
Location: Princeton University
Contact: Mariska Leunissen ([email protected])
Deadline: February 15
Description:  Most discussions of Kant’s epistemology focus on his famous arguments regarding knowledge of space and time, the categories and principles of pure understanding, and the limits of speculative knowledge. In this seminar, we will look at the theory of assent, justification, knowledge, and faith found in the Canon of Pure Reason chapter at the end of the first Critique as well as in the logic lectures. The goal is to understand these underdiscussed aspects of Kant’s theory of mind, knowledge, and faith, and to grasp how they fit into the overall critical project. We will also consider a few key contemporary efforts in broadly Kantian epistemology. Instructor: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)
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Anthony Vincent Fernandez
2 years ago

Integrating Phenomenology and Qualitative Research Methodologies

Dates: May 31st to June 3rd, 2022
Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK
Contact: Susanne Ravn ([email protected])
Deadline: Rolling admission until full
Description: This course is intended for PhD students, post-docs, and other academics and researchers who work with phenomenology or intend to incorporate phenomenology into their qualitative research projects, including in the fields of philosophy, nursing, health care, sport, dance or the arts, among other fields. The course will be taught by faculty trained in philosophy and/or qualitative research who are experts on the integration of phenomenology and qualitative methods. We introduce phenomenology in an accessible manner and in a way that provides clear and productive avenues for concrete application. We sketch central criteria for good qualitative research and explain how one can apply phenomenology in qualitative research as well as how one can apply qualitative research in phenomenological analyses. The course focuses on methodological questions, practical exercises and possible solutions on how to combine qualitative methodologies with phenomenology.

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Carrie Welsh
2 years ago

Graduate Institute in Philosophy of Education
Dates: June 12-22, 2022; June 4-9, 2023
Location: Chicago, Illinois in 2022; Madison, Wisconsin in 2023. Currently planned as an in-person event.
Contact: Carrie Welsh ([email protected])
Deadline: February 8, 2022
Description: The Graduate Institute in Philosophy of Education is hosted by the Center for Ethics & Education. The Graduate Institute aims to support and cultivate new scholars with knowledge and skills for future philosophical engagement with education. Applicants for the program should be graduate students from schools of education, philosophy departments, or related fields who are interested in pursuing normative questions of policy and practice in education. We welcome applicants studying at institutions outside the U.S. Travel, accommodations, and most meals will be covered.
Instructors: Harry Brighouse (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Tony Laden (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Marta Pedroni
2 years ago

Summer School on Truthmaker Semantics
Dates: June 13 – June 17, 2022
Location: USI, Lugano, Switzerland. Currently planned as an in-person event.
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Description: The course will provide the students with an overview of truthmaker semantics with special attention to some particular applications. It will begin with a comparison of three forms of truth-conditional semantics: possible worlds semantics, situation semantics and truthmaker semantics. It will then lay down the basic framework of the truthmaking approach. Here, the notions of a state space, of conjunctive and disjunctive part and of exact, inexact and loose verification will be introduced. The remainder of the course will be devoted to applications of the framework to such topics as counterfactuals, deontic logic and scalar implicature.
Instructors: Kit Fine (NYU) and Martin Glazier (Geneva)
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Marta Pedroni
2 years ago

The Metaphysics of Relations in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Dates: June 6 – June 10, 2022
Location: USI, Lugano, Switzerland. Currently planned as an in-person event.
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Description: In this summer school, we tackle a challenging topic: how ancient and medieval philosophers conceived of the metaphysics of relations. Our main aims are to map out the differences between ourselves and ancient thinkers over the ontology of the truth-makers of relational statements, and to consider whether one should accept the standard view, according to which medieval thinkers before the fourteenth century almost invariably considered relations to be so-called ‘monadic’ properties and to be real. 
Instructors: John Marenbon (University of Cambridge) and
Anna Marmodoro (University of Durham and Oxford)
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Christian Panzer
2 years ago

Early Careers Conference Programme
Dates: June 6 – July 1, 2022
Location: Oxford University
Contact: Christian Panzer (
Deadline: January 14
Description: The Early Career Conference Programme (ECCP) exists to create a community of early-career researchers interested in global priorities research, as well as to facilitate connections and research exchange between participants and to support their career development. The ECCP programme allows PhD students, postdocs and early-career faculty in economics and philosophy to visit Oxford for 4 weeks in June to work on a project related to global priorities research. We are looking for researchers to develop and present fundamental research on how to do the most good and are particularly interested in applicants who may be interested in moving into related areas of academic research in the longer term, whether as full-time GPI researchers or via the research component of academic positions elsewhere.
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Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
2 years ago

NEH Summer Institute on “David Hume in the 21st Century”

Dates: July 11 – August 5, 2022
Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Contact: Elizabeth Radcliffe ([email protected])
Deadline: March 1, 2022 (11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time)
Description: The Institute aims to address some of the traditional areas of thought that Hume has influenced (epistemology, ethics, economics, history), as well as to focus on the relevance of Hume’s thought to some contemporary interests: Non-Western philosophy, gender, race, the status of animals, and the environment. College and university teachers and advanced graduate students with an interest in Hume, are encouraged to apply. A stipend of $3,450 will help to defray the cost of traveling to and participating in the 4-week Institute (stipends are taxable income). At least five of the Institute’s thirty spaces are reserved for non-tenured/non-tenure-track faculty. Three Institute spaces may be reserved for advanced graduate students. The preference is for a varied representation of backgrounds, stages of career, perspectives, and disciplines among the Institute’s Funded Summer Scholars. Details on how to apply are posted on website. Proof of COVID vaccination at time of attendance required by PSU.
Guest Faculty: Deborah Boyle, Jay Garfield, Don Garrett, Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Margaret Schabas, Lisa Shapiro, Mark Spencer, Andrew Valls, Andre Willis.
Directors: Angela Coventry (Portland State), Elizabeth Radcliffe (William & Mary)
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Heather Reid
2 years ago

Siracusa Summer Seminar in Ancient Greek Philosophy (and language)

Dates: July 18 – 29 2022
Location: Siracusa, Sicily
Contact: Heather Reid [email protected] 

This seminar mixes the best aspects of a philosophy conference and a classical language summer school. The program combines cultural activities and ancient Greek language study (at two levels) with academic lectures and presentations. Those who wish may also contribute to a planned volume containing a translation with facing Greek and essays presented at the seminar.

Phillip Mitsis of NYU will be Guest Professor and Plato’s Euthyphro will be the topic. Participants study in the historic Palazzo Francica Nava on the picturesque island of Ortigia, just steps from the 5th century BCE Temple of Athena, and a short walk from the 6th century Temple of Apollo — or the Cala Rossa beach, in case you are in the mood for a swim.

The program fee is €499 for one week; €980 for both weeks (exclusive of housing). Sponsorships/bursaries will be available on a competitive basis. March 15 is the early application deadline (necessary if applying for financial aid); May 15 is the deadline if submitting an abstract for presentation.

More information is available at the following links

Kian Mintz-Woo
2 years ago

Two of this year’s Central European University Summer School programs are philosophy related (full list here: ). The first is in philosophy of science and the second is political theory. They have generous scholarship possibilities for those who need it. [NB: I am not organizing either of these.]

The History and Philosophy of the Concepts of Scientific Law and ProbabilityDates: July 11–22, 2022
Location: CEU, Hungary (in person)
Deadline: February 14, 2022 [Financial information: ]
Description: The history and metaphysics of the concepts of laws of nature and objective probabilities are closely connected with one another and with main topics in the philosophy and history of science. Fundamental laws of physics, particularly quantum theory and statistical mechanics, posit objective probabilities and it has been debated whether all objective probabilities are ultimately grounded in such laws. Laws and probabilities also figure prominently in the special sciences (e.g. biology, psychology, economics) Understanding the metaphysics of scientific laws and objective probabilities are central concerns of the philosophy of science. Understanding begins with the history of both concepts. The idea that it is a goal, perhaps the primary goal, of the sciences to discover laws arose in the 17th century. Descartes (and various of his contemporaries) conceived of laws as principles that describe how God makes material bodies move. Subsequently, some (e.g. Newton) came to think of laws as themselves governing physical events while others (especially David Hume) came to think of laws not as governing but rather as describing patterns and regularities among events. These two views have developed into the two main philosophical accounts of the metaphysics of laws which are usually called anti-Humean and Humean accounts. The first week of the summer school will concern the history and metaphysics of the concept of laws and the second will concern the history and metaphysics of the concept of probability and how objective probability is connected to laws.
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Dismantling Democracy from WithinDates: June 27–July 2, 2022
Location: CEU, Hungary (in person)
Deadline: February 14, 2022
Description: The “Dismantling Democracy from Within Summer School” advances the twin mission of understanding the critical challenges democracy is facing and developing the democratic agendas that will meet these challenges under variable cultural and socio-economic conditions. Such a mission can only be secured by facilitating a robust dialogue among students, activists, and scholars assembled from all over the world. Students will leave the Summer School with a deeper knowledge of the specific challenges facing democracy in different contexts as well as a global understanding of how they are connected.
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Rodrigo Ballon Villanueva
2 years ago

The Metaphysics of Relations in Ancient and Medieval PhilosophyDates: June 06 – June 10, 2022
Location: Università della Svizzera italiana – Lugano, Switzerland.
Contact: Rodrigo Ballon Villanueva ([email protected])
Deadline: January 31, 2022.
Description: Understanding how the philosophers of classical antiquity have conceived of what we would call the metaphysics of relations has been a challenge for scholars. While the ancients acknowledge relational statements, as we do, there is a fundamental difference between us and them about the ontology of their truth-makers. Among the ancients, we shall explore how Plato and Aristotle thought about the issue. Aristotle introduced an influential approach to the ontology of relations, as (so-called) monadic properties (rather than as polyadic ones), which can each belong only to each of the individuals which are related. Just as this book has the particular qualitative accident of being black, which belongs to it alone, so it, alone, also has the particular relational qualification of being older than that book. In turn, that book, alone, will have its own particular relational qualification of being newer than this book. For the ancients, the difficult question about relations is whether they (e.g. x being equal to y) do anything more than simultaneously qualify each of their relata (e.g. as equal); we shall try to understand how the ancients dealt with what we can call the ‘relational’ metaphysical role of relations, over and above their role as qualifications.
According to a widely held view, medieval philosophers followed Aristotle and viewed relations as monadic properties. But recent work, especially but not exclusively on earlier medieval philosophy, shows that the range of views was far wider. We shall look both at authors who fit the traditional interpretation, such as Abelard and Aquinas, and those who do not, such as Boethius and Eriugena, continuing the discussion of the two metaphysical roles of relations: relational and as qualifications.
The teaching will be arranged into morning lectures, run jointly by Anna Marmodoro and John Marenbon, and texted based afternoon seminars run by two teaching assistants. The Summer School will end with a conference on Relations in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, followed back-to-back by one on Relations in Contemporary Metaphysics.
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Tatsiana Zhurauliova
2 years ago

CNRS Thematic School 2022 “Moral and Social Issues in Television Series”
Dates: July 3 –July 9, 2022
Location: Villa Clythia – CAES du CNRS, Fréjus, Var, France
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: March 14, 2022
The Thematic School “Moral and Social Issues in Television Series” will consist of six days of multidisciplinary training, featuring both professional and academic speakers, with the aim of encouraging participants to build a global view of TV series in the field of social, political, and media sciences. The School is organized by the ISJPS (UMR 8103 CNRS/Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), with the support of the ERC DEMOSERIES and in partnership with the Institut ACTE (EA 7539/Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), La Fémis, and the University Gustave Eiffel.
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Dean McHugh
2 years ago

European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)

Dates: August 8 – August 19, 2022
Location: National University of Ireland, Galway
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline for Student Session: April 4
Description: The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event providing an interdisciplinary setting in which courses and workshops are offered in logic, linguistics and computer science. ESSLLI also features a Student Session, giving students the opportunity to present their work in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. By submitting to the Student Session, students receive valuable feedback from expert readers and the change to present their work to a diverse audience. Smaller research projects and work in progress are also welcome. Selected papers have regularly been appearing in the Student Session proceedings published by Springer.
Instructors: see
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Kevin Reuter
2 years ago

Summer School on Conceptual Engineering, Experimental Methods and Politically Correct Language
Dates: July 4 – July 8, 2022
Location: University of Zurich
Contact: Kevin Reuter ([email protected])
Deadline: March 15
Description: In this summer school we will analyze and discuss the three thematic strands conceptual engineering, experimental methods, and politically correct language, that play an increasingly important role in contemporary philosophical, linguistic, and psychological discussions. All PhD students can apply.
Instructors: Shaun Nichols (Cornell University), Christian Nimtz (University of Bielefeld), Rachel Sterken (University of Hongkong)
Organizers: Hans-Johann Glock (University of Zurich), Kevin Reuter (University of Zurich)
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Ryan Muldoon
2 years ago

2nd Annual PPE Graduate Summer Workshop at Chapman University

July 25-29

This free weeklong summer workshop will combine the introduction of PPE methods with practical training and philosophical discussion. 

Details here:

Mark Bowker
2 years ago

Generic Generalizations in Science, Ethics, and Society.

June 23-24 2022

Olso Norway (in person and online, with an online contingency plan)

Application deadline: 1st May 2022

Generic generalizations have proven to be very useful in natural science but problematic in other contexts, such as those regarding social groups. This course will cover issues related to various research questions concerning generics when used in expressing:

(i) scientific laws and scientific communication: for instance, how useful or correct is it to state “Low interest rates cause inflation” or “Introverts and extraverts require different learning environments” as opposed to “All/Some low interest rates cause inflation” or “All/Some introverts and extraverts require different learning environments”?

(ii) moral principles: for instance, are normative generic statements such as “Lying is wrong” or “If you make a promise, you should keep it” best analyzed as generics, and, if so, what does this mean for ethical theory?

(iii) social norms and truths: for instance, why are generics such as “Women are submissive” and “Muslims are terrorists” morally, politically and socially pernicious, and how can we ameliorate harmful effects of such generics?

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Fridolin Gross
2 years ago

Philosophy in Biology and Medicine Summer School
Dates: June 7 – June 10, 2022
Location: University of Bordeaux, France
Contact: Fridolin Gross ([email protected])
Deadline: March 23, 2022
Fee: 440€

The PhilinBioMed network, the University of Bordeaux, and Bordeaux Summer Schools are pleased to announce the launch of the Philosophy in Biology and Medicine Summer School.

Taking place in the historic city center of Bordeaux, France, this summer school welcomes second year Master students, PhD students, and postdocs, from the fields of philosophy, life sciences and medicine. Participants will learn to use interdisciplinary methods to address conceptual issues in scientific research.

Course leaders will be present throughout the week providing examples of interdisciplinary research based on their own experience, as well as interacting and advising participants on their projects. Course leaders include Angela Potochnik (Cincinatti), Elliott Sober (Wisconsin), Paul Griffiths (Sydney), Alan Love (Minnesota), along with local organizers.

Note that this is a ISHPSSB off-year workshop. A limited number of grants will be available upon demand.

Further Information:

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2 years ago

Call for Applications

Minnesota Center for Canon Expansion and Change (CCEC)
Pilot Summer Program

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Minnesota Center for Canon Expansion and Change (CCEC) seeks applications for participants in the inaugural Summer Program. Participants will take part in a week-long collaborative workshop, in which they learn about figures in an expanded canon of early modern philosophy (such as Anton Wilhelm Amo, Margaret Cavendish, and Anne Conway) and cutting-edge research on them; discuss inclusive, student-centered, and equitable pedagogy; and collaboratively craft their own (collective) early modern course syllabus. After the workshop, participants and guides will meet regularly and continue to communicate as their courses (and future versions of it) are implemented. Participants will also receive an award from CCEC attesting to their experience with canon expansion and inclusive teaching.

The workshop guides are the co- founders of the Center for Canon Expansion and Change (CCEC) as well as outside experts.

Jessica Gordon-Roth, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Setterberg Fellow, UMN
Dwight Lewis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UMN
Bennett McNulty, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UMN 

Guest Early Modern expert:
Julie Walsh, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College

Guest Pedagogy experts: TBD

The workshop is set to take place on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, as well as surrounding areas of Minneapolis August 1-6, 2022.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest (1 page outlining their interest in the program and how it connects with their research and/or teaching) and a curriculum vitae. We welcome applications from advanced graduate students and faculty members (contingent or permanent). We especially encourage applications from individuals of groups underrepresented in (Anglo-American) philosophy. Faculty members with institutional funding to participate should communicate this in application. 

Applications should be submitted to Bennett McNulty ([email protected]) by April 1, 2022.  Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by May 1, 2022.

The Minnesota Center for Canon Expansion and Change (CCEC) was founded in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2021 with the goal of effecting meaningful change in the way that philosophy is done, understood, organized, and – especially – taught. In particular, CCEC focuses on supporting instructors who want to teach neglected figures or a new canon of early modern philosophy, but otherwise lack the resources to do so. CCEC aims to teach instructors how to create a safe and vibrant learning environment that speaks to a multitude of perspectives and allows students to learn about philosophers with voices like their own. The idea behind this is that we tend to teach as we have been taught, and this is the way (at least in part) the canon is maintained or upheld. This also means that this is where we can best effect change: if instructors are taught to think of the canon in a more broad and inclusive way, their students will too. Moreover, it’s only through changing the canon and understanding the way in which our respective positionalities affect learning in the classroom that we can be in a better position to change the face of philosophy. 

Sponsored by University of Minnesota Department of Philosophy (Setterberg and Chair funds) and the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop: Public Scholarship and Teaching, with additional funding pending.

Matthias Egg
2 years ago

Summer School: Art & Truth

Dates: July 19 – July 24, 2022

Location: Monastery of Mariastein, Switzerland

Contact: [email protected]

Deadline: April 30

Description: Lectures, discussions, joint text reading, art analyses and excursions to contemporary art in Basel. The Summer School is designed for advanced undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in all disciplines, willing to engage in in-depth study of aesthetic, intellectual-historical, and theological developments.

Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart (Toronto), Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin (London), Francesco Papagni (Zurich), Andreas Widmer (Zurich).

Further Information:

Matthias Egg
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2 years ago

Note: The application deadline has been extended to May 31st.

David Thorstad
2 years ago

Open Student Workshop in Global Priorities Research
Dates: June 26-29, 2022
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact: David Thorstad ( and Charlotte Siegmann (
Deadline: April 20, 2022
Description: Global priorities research studies issues that arise in response to the question, `What should an actor do with a given amount of resources insofar as her aim is to do the most good’? This fully-funded workshop aims to help students from traditionally underrepresented groups learn about global priorities research, develop their research ideas, and equip them with the information and networks needed to succeed as global priorities researchers. Participants in this four-day workshop will attend the 10th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research (27-28 June 2022), an interdisciplinary workshop on global priorities research organized by the Global Priorities Institute. They will also receive personalized career- and research-mentorship from GPI staff members and other members of the global priorities research community; attend presentations and discussions on global priorities research, and receive networking and social opportunities throughout. Many of our applicants will be graduate students in philosophy or economics. We are open to applications from exceptional late-stage undergraduates as well as from recent PhD recipients. All costs of travel and accommodation will be fully funded for admitted participants.
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2 years ago

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Simon Truwant
2 years ago

Philosophical Lessons From and For the Post-Truth Era

Dates: August 15-19, 2022
Location: Radboud Summer School, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Contact: Simon Truwant ([email protected])
Deadline: July 1, 2022

Description: In the aftermath of the Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, both Oxford English Dictionaries and the Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache declared ‘post-truth’ or ‘postfaktisch’ as Word of the Year 2016. Ever since, there have been many attempts within and beyond academia to explain if and to what -problematic- extent “shared, objective standards for truth have disappeared” (Illing). Throughout this course, we will explore the philosophical dimension of this ‘post-truth phenomenon’. To this goal, we will consider three contemporary philosophical accounts of truth and truthfulness: Harry Frankfurt’s notion of ‘bullshit’ as “a greater enemy of the truth than lies”, Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of ‘Enlightenment pluralism’, and Martin Heidegger’s theory about the connection between truth and authenticity. On this basis, we will map the differences and conflicts between the most influential philosophical notions of truth. This will enable us to formulate (a) response(s) to the problematic features of the ‘post-truth attitude’.

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Michaël Bauwens
2 years ago

Antwerp Summer School in Philosophy and Society: Time, Money and GodDates: July 4-8, 2022
Location: University of Antwerp
Contact: Michaël Bauwens ([email protected])
Deadline: May 27th
Description: This summer school returns to the historical roots of the criticism of the financial system and looks at the usury debate from the contemporary perspective of banking and economic decision making on long term horizons. What can the contemporary debate learn from the moral and theological frameworks that were employed in the usury debate? The summer school offers an interdisciplinary program aimed at untangling the moral, economical, metaphysical and theological dimensions of that debate.
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Nicola Bonatti
2 years ago

Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students

Dates: Monday 1st August – Friday 5th August 2022.

Location: online.

Contact information: [email protected] 

Deadlines: Students with presentations: June 24th. All other applicants: July 8th.

Descriptions: We welcome applications from all students who identify as women, and want to specialise in mathematical philosophy. The school’s aim is to encourage women students to engage with mathematical and scientific approaches to philosophical problems, and thereby help to redress the gender imbalance in formal philosophy. It offers the opportunity for study in an informal and welcoming environment, for lively debate, and for the development of a network of students and researchers interested in the application of formal methods to philosophy.

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