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

Jeremy Avigad avigad at cmu.edu
Tue Jan 12 05:06:59 EST 2010

*Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology*

In the summer of 2010, 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 7 to Friday, June 25, 2010. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily problem sessions, as well as 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, 2010.

This year's topics are:

  Logic and Scientific Inquiry
  Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11
  Instructor: Clark Glymour

  Computability and Foundations
  Monday, June 14 to Friday, June 18
  Instructor: Wilfried Sieg

  Philosophical Logic and Formal Epistemology
  Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25
  Instructor: Horacio Arlo-Costa

The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students who will have just completed their first year of graduate school. Applicants need not be US citizens. There is a $20 nonrefundable application fee.

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

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