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Perspectival Thoughts and Facts

Objective

PETAF aims to serve as a European research and training platform for joint philosophical research on perspectivalism in thought and language and its consequences for our conception of objective, mind-independent reality. PETAF comprises seven full network partners and five associate partners, four of which from industry. It is to provide seven Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with the skills necessary for meeting the demands of top research in this area of philosophy, and the opportunity to apply and enhance these skills, and to acquire further, complementary skills, in professional contexts outside academia. PETAF’s research programme addresses both foundational issues in metaphysics and in logic and semantics and local issues in more specialised areas in which perspective-bound cognition plays a pivotal role, i.e. the philosophy of space and time, the philosophy of alethic and epistemic modality, the philosophy of subjectivity and consciousness, and the philosophy of norms and value. PETAF’s training programme, which is conducted in close interaction with the projected research, consists of seven well-articulated training modules, of which six are devoted to research training in the aforementioned fields and one is devoted to complementary skills training. Secondments at PETAF’s industrial partners are core elements of the training programme, as is reflected in the time that ESRs are expected to spend with industry. PETAF thus seeks to significantly increase the career opportunities and job prospects of its recruited ESRs, both inside and outside academia.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/epistemology
  • /social sciences/psychology/cognitive psychology
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 327 812
Administrative Contact
Sven Rosenkranz (Prof.)

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 572
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alisdair Gibson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 210 084
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kevin Mulligan (Prof.)
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 193 472
Address
54 Bd Raspail
75270 Paris 6
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samira Ben Touhami (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 172
Address
Malet Street Senate House
WC1E 7HU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mike Edwards (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 199 753
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Pagin (Prof.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 140 567
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Gabor (Ms.)