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Call for Applications – 2 year post-doc research position

IRH-ICUB is announcing a 2-year research position within the project “The emergence of mathematical physics in the context of experimental philosophy” (Principal Investigator: Dana Jalobeanu).

  • The successful candidate should have a PhD (preferably in history of science, early modern studies, history of mathematics), a significant publication record in the field of early modern studies, preferably in connection with the history of early modern mathematics, mathematical practices, the reception of Proclean tradition, or sixteenth century Aristotelianism.
  • Knowledge of English and Latin required, French and German constitute an advantage. The successful candidate will join the team of the project on November 1, 2017.
  • Deadline for applications, September 30, 2017. There will be an interview, organized in October 3, 2017.
  • Research topics: The Aristotelian theory of science and its early modern reception, The Proclean tradition in the 16-17 centuries, Forms of mathematization in the “scientific revolution”; historiographic debates.
  • The application file should have two components:
  1. a CV and a letter of motivation by email to dana.jalobeanu@gmail.com (by September 30).
  2. a standard application file (containing copies of the diplomas) to be sent to the University of Bucharest, Mihail Kogalniceanu str. 34-36. For details on how to put together the application file: office@g.unibuc.ro; or tel: 0040-21-307-73-00

See also http://www.unibuc.ro/n/organizare/dirresumane/post-vaca/Personal_nedidactic.php

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New Course: John Locke on Knowledge

 John Locke on Knowledge

Lecturer: Professor Peter R. Anstey, University of Sydney

Text: John Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding, ed. Peter H. Nidditch, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975. (Passages cited by Book, Chapter and Section number.)

Readings: to be provided in class

Venue and time: Faculty of Philosophy, Amphiteater Titu Maiorescu (4 pm-6 pm unless otherwise stated), AND Institute for Research in the Humanities (Dimitrie Brandza str. 1) (2pm – 4 pm)

 

Lecture 1: Introduction (March 23, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy TM)

Reading: J. R. Milton, ‘Locke’s life and times’, in The Cambridge Companion to Locke, ed. Vere Chappell, Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 5–25.

Reading: Locke, Essay, ‘Epistle to the Reader’ and I. i. 1.

 

Lecture 2: The Theory of Ideas (March 25, 2pm Institute for Research in the Humanities, Dimitrie Brandza str. 1)

Reading: Essay II. i–iii and viii

 

Lecture 3: Three Types of Knowledge (March 30, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy, TM)

Reading: Essay IV. i–iii

 

Lecture 4: Knowledge and Judgment (April 6, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy, TM)

Reading: Essay IV. xiv

 

Lecture 5: Moral Knowledge and Knowledge of Nature (8 April 2 pm Institute for Research in the Humanities, Dimitrie Brandza str. 1)

Reading: Essay IV. iii and xii

  

Lecture 6: Sensory Perception and Scepticism (April 13, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy, TM)

Reading: Essay IV. xi

 

CANCELLED Lecture 7: Locke’s Legacy  (Optional)

 

For more information please contact Prof Peter Anstey: peter.anstey@sydney.edu.au