[FOM] Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

Jeremy Avigad avigad at cmu.edu
Mon Jan 22 15:06:51 EST 2007

Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

In the summer of 2007, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon
University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal
epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics,
computer science, linguistics, and other sciences.

The goals are to

   o introduce students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an
     early stage in their career; and
   o forge lasting links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June
29, 2007. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily
problem sessions, as well as planned outings and social events.

The summer school is free. That is, we will provide

   o full tuition, and
   o dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

So students need only pay round trip travel to Pittsburgh and living
expenses while there. There are no grades, and the courses do not
provide formal course credit.

Instructions for applying can be found on the summer school web page,


Materials must be received by the Philosophy Department by March 15,

This year's topics are:

   Causal and Statistical Inference
   Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15
   Instructor: David Danks

   Logic and Formal Verification
   Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22
   Instructor: Jeremy Avigad

   Decisions and Games
   Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29
   Instructor: Teddy Seidenfeld

The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students
who will have just received their undergraduate degrees. Applicants
need not be US citizens.

Inquiries may be directed to Jeremy Avigad (avigad at cmu.edu).

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