PhD Position at Ghent University in Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Belgium

Within the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University, there is a vacancy for a fully funded PhD position in the context of the FWO project, “The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Collisions”. It involves research into a significant seventeenth-century episode of the mathematization of nature. The project will focus on the intersection of philosophy, history, mathematics, and mechanics.

The study should result in a doctoral thesis. From the first year contributions to international conferences are expected. The investigator is expected to publish research results regularly in international scientific journals. It is expected that the successful candidate will organize at least one international conference on their topic during the grant. During their research the successful applicant is expected to spend periods of residence at leading universities abroad. The researcher is expected to contribute to the vibrant intellectual community of the department, and s/he is committed to keep developing as a philosopher.

Scholarship Deadline: 2011-05-22

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