Two PhD Scholarships at the University of Adelaide

  • 11 Sep 2013
  • 31 Oct 2013
  • University of Adelaide
Applications invited: Two PhD scholarships in the Philosophy Discipline of the University of Adelaide

-- Closing date for applications: 31 October, 2013 --

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide welcomes applications for higher degree (PhD) scholarships in all disciplines, including two in conjunction with the following ARC Discovery Projects in the Philosophy Discipline.
The projects are funded for the period 2013-15.

(1) Philosophy of Mind

One scholarship is associated with the project ‘The Truth about False Memory’, directed by Dr Jordi Fernández.
The project is concerned with the 'false memory' vs 'recovered memory' debate on whether reports of long-forgotten sexual abuse in childhood should be taken at face value as expressions of genuine memories or not.
Several key issues in this debate hinge on various philosophical questions regarding the metaphysics, intentionality, phenomenology and epistemology of memory. A number of potential PhD research topics on those issues and, more broadly, the philosophy of mind are available in connection with this project, depending on the experience, skills, and interests of the best applicant.

For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact Jordi Fernández at:

(2) Ethics

The other scholarship is associated with the project ‘Reason and Value in Normative Ethics’, directed by Prof. Garrett Cullity. This project examines the relation between reason-involving and value-involving concepts in ethics. It asks what should be treated as basic to justification in normative ethics, how best to account for the range of ways in which different things have value, what the content of justificatory moral principles is, and how we should describe the relationship between reasons of respect and what has value. Expressions of interest are welcomed from candidates wishing to work on these and related topics at the foundations of normative ethics.

For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact Garrett Cullity at:

Eligibility: applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia by the closing date of 31 October 2013.

Stipend: $24,653 per annum (2013 rate), indexed annually. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

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Contributed Paper Sessions

Contributed papers should normally be scheduled as 55 minute sessions, with approximately 30 minutes for presentation and 25 minutes for questions and discussion.

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