Running a Summer School in Mathematical Philosophy

February 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the first Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, which will be held from July 27 to August 2, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The summer school is open to excellent female students who want to specialize in mathematical philosophy. The three main methodologies that will be introduced are agent-based modeling, epistemic logic, and decision theory. We will discuss how they can be used and which questions they can illuminate in philosophy. There will also be plenty of room for discussing other areas of scientific and formal philosophy, such as for example philosophy of climate science, formal philosophy of linguistics, ethics, etc., with PhDs and PostDoc students in a more informal setting.

You find all the program and all other relevant information at the summer school’s website: http://www.mathsummer2014.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html

Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal philosophy in particular, this summer school is aimed at encouraging women to engage with mathematical methods and apply them to philosophical problems. The summer school will provide an infrastructure for developing expertise in some of the main formal approaches used in mathematical philosophy. Furthermore, it offers study in an informal setting, lively debate, and a chance to strengthen mathematical self-confidence and independence for female students. Finally, being located at the MCMP, the summer school will also provide a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for meeting like-minded philosophers.

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