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Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon

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Post by Admin on Sun 01 Mar 2009, 02:30

Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology
June 8 - June 26, 2009
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

There is a long tradition of fruitful interaction between philosophy and the sciences. Logic and statistics emerged, historically, from combined philosophical and scientific inquiry into the nature of mathematical and scientific inference; and the modern conceptions of psychology, linguistics, and computer science are the results of sustained reflection on the nature of mind, language, and computation. In today's climate of disciplinary specialization, however, foundational reflection is becoming increasingly rare. As a result, developments in the sciences are often conceptually ill-founded, and philosophical debates often lack scientific substance.

In 2009, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, and other sciences. The goals are to

* introduce promising students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an early stage in their career; and
* forge lasting links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 26, 2009. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily problem sessions, as well as planned outings and social events.

The summer school is free. That is, we will provide

* full tuition
* dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus

So students need only pay for round trip travel to Pittsburgh and living expenses while here.We expect to be able to admit 20-22 students in 2009. There are no grades, and the courses do not provide formal course credit.

Applications are due by March 15, 2009.
For more information, visit the website here

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