Information for Applicants


The Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science will host a five-day Summer Program for students from underrepresented groups who are planning to undertake graduate study in logic and philosophy of science. The program is intended to provide students with skills for undertaking graduate study and in the processes of application for such work. 

The program will take place at the University of California, Irvine August 3-8, 2020. If accepted students will be provided with transportation and accommodation. 


To be eligible for the program students should be intending to apply to a graduate program in philosophy or philosophy of science. Applicants should be members of one of the following groups:

  1. Women
  3. Underrepresented racial/ethnic background
  4. Students with disabilities
  5. First-generation undergraduates
  6. Underrepresented groups in philosophy. 

Application Process

Applicant should submit the following materials to

  1. Completed application form
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One letter of reference
  4. A short philosophy paper

[ Download the application form here. ]

Due date: This material should be submitted by no later than Friday, March 13.

Speakers & Topics

  1. Jeff Barrett and Brian Skyrms – A Brief Introduction to the Evolution of Meaning
  2. Jeremy Heis – History and Philosophy of Mathematics
  3. Simon Huttegger and Francesca Zaffora Blando – Probability and Randomness
  4. JB Manachak – Is Time Travel Possible?
  5. Toby Meadows – Theory Comparison from a Logical Point of View
  6. Cailin O’Connor and Jim Weatherall – Modelling Misinformation
  7. Lauren Ross and Jim Woodward – Scientific Explanation