NEUROETHICS RESEARCH UNIT – INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES CLINIQUES DE MONTRÉAL (IRCM) / MONTREAL CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Postion remains open until filled. To start as early as September 1st, 2017.
ICRM is seeking postdoctoral fellow, or possibly a very strong graduate student, to lead empirical and conceptual research on free will which includes the examination of people’s beliefs in free will as well as the implications of such beliefs (e.g., for stigmatization, health-related behaviour, or moral decisions). The fellow will work at the Neuroethics research unit (www.ircm.qc.ca/neuroethics/en/) in partnership with the University of Cologne.
The project aims to contribute, from a pragmatist standpoint, to a better understanding of beliefs in free will in the context of ethics theory and practice. This entails bridging different disciplinary approaches using conceptual, quantitative, and qualitative methods. Outcomes of this project would include, among others, a review paper detailing the state of knowledge about belief in free will and its implications and empirical papers based on experimental quantitative research. This position is funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This is a 12-month position with possible renewal.
The fellow will work at the Neuroethics Research Unit in partnership with the University of Cologne.
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