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CFA: Summer School for Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy of Science

The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh (www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr) announces a call for applications for the 2017 PSP1: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, which will be held in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh from July 10 to July 14, 2017.

The Center invites applications from North American women and gender minority undergraduates and undergraduates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in philosophy of science. Exceptions may be granted to undergraduates not in these groups on a case-by-case basis (please explain your situation in your cover letter). Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program.

The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars and some shorter lectures about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by the internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. Visiting lecturers include Quayshawn Spencer (U. Pennsylvania, Philosophy of Biology and on Race) and Serife Tekin (Daemen College, Philosophy of Psychiatry).

Housing, meals, and transportation costs will be covered, and all course materials provided. Applications are due March 1, and participants will be notified by April 15.

Please visit the opportunity’s website for more details about application information.


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