[FOM] summer school for undergraduates

Jeremy Avigad avigad at cmu.edu
Tue Jan 31 17:07:55 EST 2006

Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology


In 2006, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University will 
launch 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 promising students to cross-disciplinary fields of research 
at an early stage in their career; and
o forge lasting interdisciplinary links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 30, 
2006. 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
o dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus

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

This year's topics are:

   Causal Statistical Inference
   Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16
   Instructor: David Danks

   Foundations of Computability
   Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23
   Instructor: Wilfried Sieg

   Philosophical Logic
   Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30
   Instructor: Horacio Arlo-Costa

The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students who 
will have just received their undergraduate degrees. Instructions for 
applying can be found on the summer school web page. Materials must be 
submitted to the Philosophy Department by March 15, 2006. Inquiries may 
be directed to Jeremy Avigad (avigad at cmu.edu).

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