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CFP: Complexities and Simplicities, Bonn, 22-24 May 2019

International Conference on Simplicities and Complexities
22-24 May 2019
Bonn, Germany
Call for Papers + Essay Competition – Deadline: 15 January 2019
https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/complexities
https://easychair.org/cfp/simplecomplex1
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Bonn: Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Physics

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow PhD students and early-career scholars to spend 3 months, 6 months or an entire academic year (9 months) at the University of Bonn to work on any topic in history and philosophy of physics. They have no formal duties apart from following their own research agenda and interacting with the other historians and philosophers of physics in Bonn. Hertz fellows are provided with:
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New Prize: Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics

Duke University is pleased to announce the Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, an award that celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically.
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CFR: Dark Matter and Modified Gravity Conference, Aachen

Dark Matter & Modified Gravity Conference
6-8 February 2019
Aachen, Germany
Call for Registration (deadline 13 January 2019)
www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/dm-mg
The Research Unit “Epistemology of the LHC” invites students and other scholars in philosophy, history and sociology of physics/science, as well as in physics, to register for the conference “Dark Matter & Modified Gravity”, taking place from 6 to 8 February 2019 at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
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Bonn: Postdoc and graduate funding in history and philosophy of physics

The University of Bonn invites applications for a five-year postdoc in history and philosophy of physics, as well as applications for a graduate studentship (four years of full funding) to pursue a PhD in the same subject. For details see https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html

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Wuppertal: Professorship in philosophy of science

(NOTE: For information only–the deadline has passed (see below).)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research (IZWT)

is seeking a

*University Professor for Philosophy*

Pay scale group: W 2 State Remuneration Act (LBesG) NRW (pursuant to
section 36 Higher Education Act (HG) NRW)

to start on 01.04.2020 or earlier.
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RIP: Adolf Grünbaum (1923-2018)

As noted on Daily Nous, Adolf Grünbaum, professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Philosophy of Science and its Department of History of Philosophy of Science, died this past Thursday.

Professor Grünbaum was known for his work in philosophy of physics and the philosophy of psychology.

He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1960, founding its Center for Philosophy of Science. Prior to that, he was a professor at Lehigh University. He received his PhD in philosophy from Yale in 1951.

(via Edouard Machery)

On a more personal note, I was fortunate to take a seminar he taught on the philosophy of religion, which he alternated with a seminar on the philosophy of psychoanalysis in the early 2000s when I was a graduate student at Pitt. I will always be grateful for his support, particularly for his very kind letter of recommendation (which he read to me over the phone!). I always admired his energy and enthusiasm for philosophy, which kept strong at what was already then an advanced age!

At the peril that this may be an awkward thing to say about the staunch atheist he was: may he rest in peace.

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