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Postdoctoral position (3y) in contradictory logics, Bochum (Germany), Deadline: 15 Jul 2022

*Ruhr University Bochum (RUB): Post-Doctoral Position (3 years)*.

The Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in 
Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it uniquely combines the 
entire range of major scientific fields in one place. The dynamic coexistence 
of subjects and subject cultures offers researchers and students alike special 
opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant "Contradictory Logics: A Radical 
Challenge to Logical Orthodoxy" (Prof. Heinrich Wansing), 
<https://sites.google.com/view/contradictory-logics/home>, the following 
position is available at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Post-doctoral position (3 years, 39.83 hours per week).

For the subproject on philosophy of logic, a postdoc is sought with expertise 
in the philosophy of logic, knowledge of philosophy of science, and interest in 
the history of logic. The project will study the impact of certain nontrivial 
negation inconsistent logics, including connexive logics, on the philosophy of 
logic. Questions of interest include: What are the consequences of the use of a 
contradictory logic for theory formation, theory choice, and theory evaluation? 
Are there traces of this question in the history of logic? To what extent does 
the existence of contradictory logics speak in favour of anti-exceptionalism 
about logic, the view that logic enjoys no extraordinary status in comparison 
to other sciences? Does the endorsement of a contradictory logic have an effect 
on answering the question whether or not logic is a normative discipline?

We offer a productive internationally oriented research environment; the 
working language is English. This is a research position. In addition, support 
of project-related activities (workshops, hosting guests, etc.) is expected.

Applications should be sent with the subject line "ERC ConLog, philosophy of 
logic" to: Prof. Heinrich Wansing <Heinrich.Wansing@rub.de> and Ebru Tekin 
<Ebru.Tekin-m9c@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>. Application materials should consist of 
the following: (i) short letter of motivation, (ii) cv, (iii) copies of all 
relevant certificates, (iv) two writing samples. All documents should be 
submitted as a single pdf file.

At the Ruhr University,  we particularly want to promote the careers of women 
and people of color in areas where they are underrepresented and are therefore 
very pleased to receive applications from these groups as well as from 
non-binary and genderqueer individuals. We also welcome applications from 
suitable severely disabled applicants and applicants with equal status.

PROJECT START DATE: October 1, 2022.
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