Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

This looks like a superb opportunity for undergrads and beginning graduate students:

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

  • introduce promising students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an early stage in their career; and
  • 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:

  • full tuition
  • 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 (

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