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## Postdoctoral and PhD student position in Bayesian epistemology, Canterbury (U.K.), Deadline: 15 December 2011

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
£30,870 starting salary + annual increments.
PHD STUDENTSHIP
Fees paid + an annual maintenance grant of £13,590 per annum for three years.
1st May 2012 ? 30 April 2015
Philosophy Department, University of Kent
To work with Prof. Jon Williamson on a project to research the
relationship between Bayesian epistemology and inductive logic, funded by
the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will focus on the development
of a particular inductive logic, analysis of its key properties, and the
development of computationally tractable methods for performing inferences
in the inductive logic. This will require some familiarity with
probability and logic. Programming competence would also be desirable.
Applicants will be expected to hold a PhD on a related topic in
mathematics, computing, philosophy or a related subject.
The PhD student will focus on the question of whether the
resulting inductive logic survives a number of philosophical critiques.
This will require competence in philosophical argumentation and knowledge
of epistemology and elementary logic. Applicants will be expected to hold
a Master?s degree, and a Bachelor?s degree at class 2(i) or higher; at
least one of these degrees should be in philosophy.
Information about the project and application process is available
at http://www.kent.ac.uk/reasoning/obeil.pdf
[http://www.kent.ac.uk/reasoning/obeil.pdf]
The deadline for applications is 15th December 2011.