Seminar: Michel de Vroey, November 5th, 2015, CES (Paris, France)

On November 5th, Michel de Vroey (University of Louvain, Belgium) is invited in the Cercle d’épistémologie économique organised by the economic epistemology department of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (from 6.00 to 8.00 pm, 106-112 Bd de l’hôpital, Maison des Sciences Économiques, room of the 6th floor, Paris). The title of his presentation will be Le pluralisme en économie: une mise en perspective“.

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Job position: Tenure track or tenured full time position in economic and social ethics, Hoover Chair (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured  full time position in economic and social ethics
The successful candidate

• must hold a PhD degree in philosophy or in another discipline that overlaps with economic and social ethics;

• must possess a good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years, fluency in other languages being an additional advantage;

• will carry out research in the field of economic and social ethics, i.e. political philosophy understood as a normative discipline concerned with all aspects of social institutions and social life, with special emphasis on the economic dimension;

• will need to contribute actively to the twofold mission of the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics, namely (1) to stimulate ethical reflection in the research and teaching of the Faculty of economic, social, political and communication sciences of the University  and (2) to contribute to a clear and well informed public debate, in Belgium and beyond, about the ethical issues that arise in our society in the various areas covered by the Faculty’s disciplines.

Deadline for applications: 23 November 2015. Job starting on 1 September 2016.

Further information

About the job: Doyen ESPO <doyen-espo@uclouvain.be> or Président ISP <president-isp@uclouvain.be>

About the Hoover Chair: www.uclouvain.be/chaire-hoover

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Job position: Assistant Professor, EIPE (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Assistant Professor Philosophy of Economics (fulltime)

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

AOS: Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Social Science

AOC: Philosophy of Science, Social or Political Philosophy

Deadline for application: November 15, 2015

The Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for an assistant professor in Philosophy of Economics in the Faculty of Philosophy and the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE).

Faculty of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy has about 500 students and 40 staff members. Programmes in philosophy and in philosophy of particular disciplines (such as economics, law and other social sciences) are taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Of special interest for the job opening is the two-year Research Master in Philosophy and Economics. The Faculty also hosts EIPE, the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, which runs a PhD programme in Philosophy of Economics. The Research Master in Philosophy and Economics and the PhD programme together host some 25 graduate students in Philosophy of Economics.

Job description

The candidate is expected to:

Research

  • carry out internationally oriented research and publish in established international refereed journals;
  • contribute actively to the development of the Faculty’s research in the field of philosophy of economics;
  • contribute to the Faculty’s national and international research connections;
  • help attract research funding from national and international funding agencies and other organizations;

 

Teaching

  • perform teaching and supervising tasks for the Research Master programme in Philosophy and Economics,
  • contribute to service teaching for the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM);
  • contribute to other educational programmes offered by the Faculty at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;

Service

  • contribute to the management tasks of the Department;
  • take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations;
  • develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organizations and professionals in the field of philosophy and economics.

Requirements

The successful candidate considers it a challenge and a privilege to contribute to the development of research and graduate teaching in philosophy of economics at EIPE. The candidate has:

  • a PhD in philosophy, preferably in the field of philosophy of economics, social science or science;
  • a strong research track record, including publications in international refereed journals;
  • the potential to attract research funds from national and international funding agencies and to supervise Research Masters and PhD students in philosophy of economics;
  • prior teaching experience with the proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers. Candidates who do not possess a formal teaching qualification, are expected to acquire it within two years (according to the standards of the so-called Basis Qualifications for Teaching (BKO)).
  • the ability and willingness to teach a wide range of topics in the field of philosophy of science, especially in interdisciplinary settings;
  • enthusiasm, an entrepreneurial attitude, strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely together with others in a team environment;
  • proficiency in spoken and written English. Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF).

Conditions of employment

Employment starts in April 2016 at the latest. Contracts will be running for a fixed term of two years, with a possible extension. Depending on their track-record and performance, candidates may be invited to enter Erasmus University’s tenure track programme, which offers them the possibility to qualify for a tenured position as Associate Professor (UHD).

The conditions of employment correspond with the CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (CAO NU). Salary is subject to training and experience and corresponds to either Scale 11 or Scale 12 CAO NU, with a maximum of € 5.171,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract. In accordance with the CAO NU a placement in a starting grade (Scale 11 CAO NU, with a maximum of € 4.551,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract) is possible for the maximum duration of two years. Starting salaries tend to be near the lower end of the scale.

Contract type: Temporary, for maximum duration of two years.

Applications

Deadline for application: November 15, 2015

Qualified applicants should send the following documents to secretariaat@fwb.eur.nl, subject: Application Ass. Prof. Philosophy of Economics:

(1) one PDF that contains an anonymised cover letter,

(2) one PDF with an anonymised CV (including details of teaching experience, and contact details of up to three references),

(3) one PDF with an anonymised writing sample (preferably unpublished; in addition, no journal or publisher name (if the paper is submitted / under revision / accepted / published) should be included in the file).

The candidate’s name should thus only appear in the body of the email, and not in any of the application materials sent in the files. Only applications that are complete and follow these instructions can be taken in consideration.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for December 15 or 16, 2015.

For further questions, prospective applicants can contact Dr. Conrad Heilmann, Email: heilmann@fwb.eur.nl.

Organisation

The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of  Business Administration, Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture and Communication, and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and some 2,700 staff members.

Erasmus University provides excellent education to students and is part of the international top in certain research areas. Erasmus University is not only an internationally oriented university, it is also well embedded in the city of Rotterdam and the region.

Rotterdam is a pleasant and lively harbor city with 600,000 inhabitants located in the west of the Netherlands, which provides attractive living conditions, also for international faculty. The use of English in daily life poses no problem. Air, road, and railway connections with major European and U.S. cities are excellent. The standards of healthcare and education in the Netherlands are high, while the costs are low relative to Anglo-Saxon countries.

Searching for talents

For all positions within Erasmus University we look for employees who find professionalism, integrity and involvement very important. We are searching for talents who would like to contribute to realizing our strategic goals. Erasmus University has formulated substantial ambitions in 2013, the year that our university has celebrated its 100 year anniversary.

 

Meaningful and versatile

We offer meaningful and versatile work. Scientific staff with a background in Philosophy, Economics and Management, Medicine and Health or Law, Culture and Society can deepen their knowledge at Erasmus University. In addition, we have several opportunities for support staff as well. As support staff you make sure that our primary processes develop as optimal as possible.

Career and development

Above all, Erasmus University finds the development of her employees of great importance. With our career-development policies and several educational possibilities we support and stimulate you to actively shape your own career. All this combined with our attractive employment conditions is what makes Erasmus University an interesting employer for you.

Diversity – a key objective

Erasmus University ultimately seeks to provide excellent education and research which is innovative, internationally oriented and can be applied in society. Achieving this ambition is intrinsically linked to the quality, efforts and passion of our employees. Talent diversity is invaluable in this respect. The more diverse the views, cultures, knowledge and experience, the more innovative and creative education and research at EUR will be. EUR has therefore defined diversity as a key strategic objective, pursing a diverse workforce in the broadest sense. Erasmus University furthermore undertakes to create equal opportunities for everyone and a culture in which the diverse talents feel at home and can excel. Erasmus University explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

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Journal: Philosophical economics, vol. VIII, Issue 2 (Spring 2015)

The latest issue of the Journal of Philosophical Economics has been published (online as usual). You can find herein the table of contents (Vol. VIII/2):

Articles:
Olivier OUZILOU, “Collective beliefs and horizontal interactions between groups: the case of political parties“,
Richard SOBEL,Work, recognition and subjectivization: some remarks about the modernity of Kojève’s interpretation of Hegel“,
Walter E. BLOCK,Expiration of private property rights: a note”,
Anca PECICAN, “‘Ups’ and ‘downs’ in metaphor use: the case of increase / decrease metaphors in Spanish economic discourse“,
Mariusz MAZIARZ, “A review of the Granger-causality fallacy“,
Carmen Elena DOROBĂŢ, “A brief history of international trade thought: From pre-doctrinal contributions to the 21st century heterodox international economics“.

Book reviews:
Şerban BREBENEL, Review of Philip Mirowski, Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown, New York, Verso, 1st edition, 2013“,
Valentin COJANU, “Review of Abdul Azim Islahi, History of Islamic Economic Thought: Contributions of Muslim Scholars to Economic Thought and Analysis, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (UK), 2014“.

Further information concerning this issue :
http://www.jpe.ro/?id=revista&p=410

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Journal: Filosofía de la Economía, vol. 4 (June 2015)

The latest issue of Filosofía de la Economia is published. As usual all the articles are fully and freely accessible. You can find herein the table of contents (Vol. 4):

Articles:
Davis, John B, “Agency and the process aspect of capability development: Individual capabilities, collective capabilities, and collective intentions“,
Menudo, José M, “La science du commerce de A.-R.-J. Turgot (in Spanish)”,
Falgueras Sorauren, Ignacio & Falgueras Salinas, Ignacio, “La posible ayuda de la filosofía a la economía“,
Zanotti, Gabriel & Borella, Agustina, Modelos y escuela Austriaca: une fusion entre Friedman y la escuela Austriaca pasando pro Mäki“,
Marin, Solange Regina & Quintana, André Marzulo, “O Sentido Subjetivo: O Ressentimento como Circunstância de Justiça em Adam Smith“,
Gomez Olivares & Mario Guillermo, “O Pensamento Filosófico de J.M. Keynes, das convicções éticas ao realismo político“.

Book Reviews:
Crespo, Ricardo F. “Reseña The Economy of Recognition. Person, market and society in Antonio Rosmini“,
Ivarola, Leonardo,Reseña Evidence-Based Policy: a Practical Guide to Doing it Better“.

Further information on this issue of Filosofía de la Economia:
http://ppct.caicyt.gov.ar/index.php/filoecon/index

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Seminar: Jaakko Kuorikoski & Samuli Pöyhönen, October 12th, 2015, TINT (Helsinki, Finland)

On October 12th, Jaakko Kuorikoski & Samuli Pöyhönen (University of Helsinki) will present one of their works in the Research seminar of TINT (from 2.00 to 4.00 pm, University of Helsinki, U40, room 4). The title of their presentation will be “The evidential role of virtual experiments: an inferentialist account”.

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Seminar: Boaz Miller, October 12th, 2015, EIPE (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

On October 12th, Boaz Miller (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is invited in the research seminar of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (from 5.00 to 6.30 pm, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Theil Building, C1-3). The title of his presentation will be An epistemic defence of moderate wishful thinking.

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Seminar: Jonathan Birch, October 12th, 2015, BSPSL-LSE (London, United Kingdom)

On October 12th, Jonathan Birch (LSE) is invited in the research seminar of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science Lecture (BSPSL) in (London School of Economics) (from 5.15 to 6.45 pm, LAK.2.06, 2nd floor of the Lakatos Building, Portugal Street). The title of his presentation will be “Kin selection, group selection and cultural change“.

Abstract: The relationship between kin and group selection is a vexed issue in evolutionary theory, and matters are not helped by a tendency to conflate questions of methodology with questions of causal reality. Drawing inspiration from W. D. Hamilton, I suggest we conceptualise the distinction between kin and group selection in terms of differences of degree in the structural features of populations. I then argue that we can usefully draw a parallel distinction in the case of cultural evolution. Cultural group selection, which involves competition between stable, well-defined ‘tribes’, has received a great deal of attention in recent years, despite its reliance on questionable assumptions. Cultural kin selection, which relies on kinship relations in more loosely structured social networks, has been largely neglected. I argue that cultural kin selection deserves much more theoretical and empirical attention than it has so far received.

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Seminar: Paul Erickson, October 7th, 2015, HPPE-LSE (London, United-Kingdom)

On October 7th, Paul Erickson (Wesleyan University) is invited in the seminar Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Economics (HPPE) organised at the London School of Economics (from 1:00 pm, in Tower 2, room 2.03). The title of his presentation will be “The Uses of Theory and the Study of Human Behavior”.

Abstract: This paper reflects on the uses of game theory and related theories of rational choice in the social and behavioral sciences during the later 20th century.  These theories have been extensively critiqued – even by some of their most prominent practitioners – for their perceived descriptive, predictive, or normative failings, and this suggests we should look elsewhere to understand their widespread embrace in the years following World War II.  To date, many histories have pointed to the postwar context (the growth of military funding for the social sciences, or the great ideological debates between communism and capitalist democracy) to explain this phenomenon, but have been less specific in explaining the precise nature of these theories’ appeal to practicing social scientists.  By contrast, this paper examines the way the theory served an essential function in structuring a brand of cross-disciplinary research into human behavior that flourished, for a variety of reasons, in the postwar era.

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Seminar: Christian Lazzeri, October 7th, 2015, GREQAM (Aix-en-Provence, France)

On October 7th, Christian Lazzeri (Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre-La défense) is invited in the Economic philosophy seminar organised by GREQAM (from 4.30 to 6.30 pm, meetings room, Campus Ferry, Aix-en-Provence). The title of his presenation will be “Justice et reconnaissance“.

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