PhD Candidate

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Institute of Philosophy
Ethics Research Institue

PhD Candidate
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Institute of Philosophy, Ethics Research Institue offers a 4-year fully funded PhD position under the supvervision of Dr. Messerli (SNF Ambizione Fellow).
The project "transformative experiences" aims to advance our understanding of transformative experiences and decisions that involve such experiences. The main target is to find out whether and when transformative choices fall inside or outside the realm of rationality.
Your responsibilities
The PhD project could address one of the following general topics:
  • Rationality
  • Value Theory
  • Decision Theory
  • Ethics
  • The Good Life, e.g. can psychology and statistical research tell us how we should live?
  • Other topic related to the project on Transformative Experiences

Your profile
Scientific Requirements
The candidate should:
  • Have a master degree in philosophy at the moment of starting the PhD position
  • Have a strong analytical background
  • Be an independet thinker, enthusiastic and physically present
  • Be socially competent and motivated to work with people in the Department

What we offer
We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.
Place of work
Zurich
Start of employment
Employment start February 1, 2020, not later than March 1, 2020. Please submit your application by December 31, 2019.
Further information

Dr. Michael Messerli


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