MCMP Summer School Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2017
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Catrin Campbell-Moore is a PhD student at the MCMP under the supervision of Prof. Hannes Leitgeb. She is interested in mathematical philosophy. She is currently working on a type-free predicate approach to probability. She has also worked on infinitary logics and on formal theories of truth. Before moving to Munich she studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford University. For more information, visit her website.

 

 

Carla Fehr is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. She works in the areas of socially relevant philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and feminist epistemology. Her research examines the social nature of scientific research. In her work in feminist philosophy of biology, she develops critiques of biological accounts of sex differences in human cognition and in the division of labour. Understanding this sex difference research is particularly important because it has frequently been used to justify the relative absence of women in science and technology careers. Carla is also the Chair of the Status of Women and Equity Committee (Faculty Association, University of Waterloo), Director of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies, Associate Director of the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Women Site Visit Program, and the Editor of the Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. For more information, see her website.

Stephan Hartmann is professor for philosophy of science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion at LMU Munich, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). Before coming to Munich, he was Chair in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science and Director of the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science and a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. His current research interests include formal social epistemology (especially models of deliberation, norm emergence, and pluralistic ignorance), the philosophy and psychology of reasoning, intertheoretic relations, and (imprecise) probabilities in quantum mechanics. For more information, visit his website.

Hannes Leitgeb is professor for Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion at LMU Munich, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). Before coming to Munich, he had a joint position as a Reader at the Departments of Philosophy and Mathematics in Bristol. His research Interests lie primarily in logic (theories of truth and modality, paradox, conditionals, nonmonotonic reasoning, dynamic doxastic logic), epistemology (belief, inference, belief revision, foundations of probability, Bayesianism), philosophy of mathematics (structuralism, informal provability, abstraction, criteria of identity), philosophy of language (indeterminacy of translation, compositionality), cognitive science (symbolic representation and neural networks, metacognition), philosophy of science (empirical content, measurement theory), and history of philosophy (Logical Positivism, Carnap, Quine). For further information, visit his website.

Sebastian Lutz has received his diploma in theoretical physics from the University of Hamburg, was a visiting student fellow at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science on a Fulbright scholarship and a graduate student in the Philosophy department at the University of Western Ontario. Sebastian has been a PhD researcher under Thomas Müller, Janneke van Lith, and Albert Visser in the Theoretical Philosophy Unit at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and received his PhD in 2012. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the MCMP. In his works, he focuses on philosophical methodology, foundations of philosophy of science, empirical significance, intertheoretical relations, the history of logical empiricism, and formal methods in ethics. For more information, visit his website.

Gil Sagi completed her BSc degree in mathematics and philosophy as well as her MA and PhD degree in Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the fall of 2013, she joined MCMP as a postdoctoral research fellow. Gil’s research interests are in the philosophy of logic (logical consequence formality, logical terms), philosophy of language (the analytic/synthetic distinction), philosophy of mathematics (optimism in mathematics) and history of the philosophy of logic (Frege, Tarski, Carnap). Gil Sagi has received various awards as a Bachelor, Master student, and PhD student of Hebrew University. In 2013, she was rewarded Yael Cohen Memorial Prize for Excellency in Philosophical Research for her PhD thesis. For more information, visit her website.

Julia Staffel is an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In the Fall of 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the project "The Objects of Probability" at the Australian National University. Julia specializes in epistemology and formal epistemology. She has published on the role of degrees of belief in reasoning, and on judgment aggregation and epistemic utility theory, among other things. She is also interested in philosophy of language, metaethics, and logic. For more information, visit her website.

Florian Steinberger was educated at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne where he took a Maîtrise in philosophy and in mathematical logic. He then crossed the Channel to pursue graduate work at the University of Cambridge where he took an MPhil and a PhD. From 2008 to 2011, he held a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, where he was also Director of Studies in philosophy. In April 2011, Florian took up his current position as Assistant Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Language. In Spring 2012, he was Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy and Patrick Suppes Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University. For more information, visit his website.

Isidora Stojanovic is a CNRS researcher at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris. She has an interdisciplinary background in mathematical logic (MA, Paris-Jussieu), cognitive science (PhD, Ecole Polytechnique, France) and philosophy (PhD, Stanford University). From 2012 to 2014, she was on a research leave conducting a project on Lexical Meaning and Logical Inference, under a Marie Curie IEF grant, at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She works primarily in philosophy of language and semantics. Her research focuses on context-dependence, indexicality, the foundations of semantics, and the relationship between logic and grammar. She has also written on predicates of personal taste, evaluative adjectives, quantifier domain restriction, de se attitudes, and future contingents. For more information, visit her website.

Kevin J.S. Zollman is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the use of mathematical and computer simulation models of social behavior in both humans and other animals. His work spans several disciplines including biology, economics, and philosophy. He has worked on topics in animal communication, group learning, and the evolution of social norms. For more information, visit his website.