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<body lang="EN-GB" link="blue" vlink="purple"><div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0cm 0cm 0cm"><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"> Mailing List Robot [mailto:sympa@kent.ac.uk] <b>On Behalf Of </b>CRAIGS N.J.<br><b>Sent:</b> 18 January 2013 12:00<br><b>Subject:</b> [cits-alerts] Durham University - Two PhD studentships in Science and Policy: Further details<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman Bold"">Durham University - Two PhD studentships in Science and Policy: Further details<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">The Department of Philosophy at Durham University and Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) are inviting applications for two full-time, three-year PhD positions in philosophy of the natural, social and policy sciences, starting in October, 2013. Suitable candidates should have a Masters degree (with merit or distinction) or equivalent, an interest in ╩╗science and policy╩╝ and are expected to work in one of the six areas below. We are especially interested in work on these topics that interfaces with climate science, medicine, economics and other social sciences, and social policy.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Evidence, conviction, endeavour<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify">The nature of scientific evidence; evidence-based medicine; evidence-based social policy; hierarchies of evidence; non-randomised and randomised experiments; theory and practice of measurement.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Expertise<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify">The nature of scientific expertise; problems of legitimacy and extension; experts in democracy; experts versus mechanical objectivity; the nature of tacit knowledge.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">3.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Moral and social order<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify">Visions of well-ordered and disordered, decent and indecent societies; strategies of creating and maintaining order in society; the nature and role of institutions; justifying economic systems; studies of specific cases <o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">4.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Narratives, modelling and representation<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify">Models and representation in science; representation in art versus representation in the sciences; literary methods and thought experiments in the sciences and humanities; narratives as evidence; understanding and narratives.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">5.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Modality and power<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify">Causality and causal powers; theories of causation; causal inference; counterfactuals.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">6.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Values in science and policy<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-align:justify">What role values play and why; whose values and who decides; well-ordered science; areas of special concern, e.g. genetic engineering, human subject research, politically sensitive issues where scientific results matter.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">Primary supervisors of PhD dissertations will be CHESS directors Professors Nancy Cartwright, Julian Reiss or associate director Dr Wendy Parker. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the research environment at the Centre. There is no formal closing date for these posts, but we will review applications as they come in and applications coming in after 11 March cannot be guaranteed full consideration. <o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><o:p> </o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">Ahead of applying for a post through the university online system (available at: <a href="http://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/">http://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/</a> ) candidates should discuss their research proposal with a member of CHESS. Please send a CV, grade average and two-page research proposal to Nicola Craigs at <a href="mailto:n.j.craigs@durham.ac.uk">n.j.craigs@durham.ac.uk</a><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> . <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p><br></o:p></p></div><br><br><div id="M2Signature"><div>-- </div><div>L a s z l o  E.  S z a b o<br>Professor of Philosophy<br>DEPARTMENT OF LOGIC, INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY<br>EOTVOS UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST<br><a href="http://phil.elte.hu/leszabo">http://phil.elte.hu/leszabo</a></div></div></body></html>