We invite applications from North American women and gender minority undergraduates and undergraduates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in philosophy of science. Exceptions may be granted to undergraduates not in these groups on a case-by-case basis (please explain your situation in your cover letter). Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program.
The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars and some shorter lectures about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by the internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. Visiting lecturers include Quayshawn Spencer (U. Pennsylvania, Philosophy of Biology and on Race) and Serife Tekin (Daemen College, Philosophy of Psychiatry).
Housing, meals, and transportation costs will be covered, and all course materials provided. Applications are March 1, and participants will be notified by April 15.
To apply, please send a CV (indicate any philosophy courses you may have taken) and a cover letter describing your interest in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of physics, biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, social sciences, etc.) to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate letter of recommendation from a faculty member should also be sent to this address.
For further questions, please contact Edouard Machery (email@example.com), the Center’s Director, or Joyce McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org).