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Funded Ph.D position: Kant and/or Early Post-Kantian Philosophy (Catholic University of Leuven)

15 Apr 2013 2:59 AM | Anonymous
The Institute of Philosophy of KU Leuven is pleased to announce a Ph.D position funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). The research project concerns ‘Kant’s critical conception of a metaphysical system: its origin, characteristics, and transformation in early post-Kantian philosophy’
The Ph.D student is to carry out ONE of the following two sub-projects:
a. An investigation of the Critique of Pure Reason in light of Kant’s life-long engagement with Baumgarten’s Metaphysics with the aim of reconstructing the main features of the metaphysical system that Kant projected but never achieved.
b. An examination of the way in which Kant's notion of a philosophical system was interpreted and transformed in the first decades after the publication of the Critique of Pure Reason, notably by Reinhold and Fichte.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. Starting date: 01.09.2013 (an earlier starting date is possible).



See for a detailed description of the project: http://hiw.kuleuven.be/eng/jobsscholarships.html


Requirements:
- MA in Philosophy- Independent and self-motivated- Excellent writing skills- A high level of proficiency in English and German and, in the case of sub-project 1, Latin.
The candidate will carry out one of the research projects described above, with the aim of publishing a doctoral thesis and presenting the results of her/his research in journals and at conferences. Candidates will be charged with minor teaching responsibilities (up to 2 hours a week during the academic year) and/or administrative tasks (up to 4 hours a week during the academic year).
Duration: 2 years (extendable with another 2 years)
The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.
Apart from a letter and c.v., applications should include a writing sample and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Applications can be submitted athttp://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies.html


Please contact prof. dr. Karin de Boer (karin.deboer@hiw.kuleuven.be) for further information.


See for information about the department http://hiw.kuleuven.be/eng/

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