48-month full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Stirling (Deadline 17th January 2021)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling, in cooperation with the Faculty of Natural Sciences, invites applications for a 48-month full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy and Psychology. The Fellow will work in collaboration with Dr. Giacomo Melis (Philosophy, Principal Investigator), Dr. Eva Rafetseder (Developmental Psychology, Co-Investigator) and Dr. Zsófia Virányi (Animal Cognition, Co-Investigator) of the Messerli Research Institute (University of Veterinary medicine, Vienna) on a multidisciplinary research project entitled ‘Agency, Rationality and Epistemic Defeat’ funded by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme.

The project is articulated in a broadly philosophical and broadly empirical part, which will progress in parallel and will be driven by the interactive work of the core team. The more philosophical part will develop a theory of rational belief-revision that will apply to the various agents discussed in philosophy and cognitive science, and which will focus on the notion of epistemic defeat. The more empirical part will use such theory to design and run novel comparative cognitive tests on pre-verbal children, pigs, and dogs aimed at assessing whether they may be capable of some form of reflective thinking.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021
Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 16 February 2021
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV, as well as a brief description (no more than 1000 words) of your planned individual research and a sample of your recent written work to https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/apply/?jobId=QUUFK026203F3VBQB7V79V7NE-2423&langCode=en_GB
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