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The goal of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) at the Jagiellonian University is to encourage and support research activities in philosophy and ethics, in particular research on the classic bioethical dilemmas (e.g. reproductive or end-of-life decisions, organ transplantation, clinical decision making) and on topics that emerge from recent technological, social, and scientific developments (e.g. regulating scientific research, genetic engineering, human enhancement, new healthcare and reproductive technologies, evidence based medicine, preventive medicine, big data, artificial intelligence, algorithmic decision-making). See more

 

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Funding opportunity - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding opportunity - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) offers an opportunity to fund applicants’ own research fellowships at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) - a research centre within the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The research stay can last between 12 and 24 months. Researchers holding PhD are eligible for applying. Deadline: 12 October 2021.
[Important! New deadline] Philosophy in Practice: student competition 2021

[Important! New deadline] Philosophy in Practice: student competition 2021

The "Philosophy in Practice" popular science journal is pleased to announce a competition for first and second cycle students at all Polish universities. The competition concerns papers in the subject of practical philosophy. Deadline for submitting papers: 15th September 2021.
"Philosophy in Practice": Scientific Award 2021

"Philosophy in Practice": Scientific Award 2021

Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics of the Jagiellonian University (INCET), the publisher of the popular science journal "Philosophy in Practice", is pleased to announce a competition for the "Philosophy in Practice" Scientific Award for the author of a paper in the field of practical philosophy. Deadline: 15th September 2021.
Call for papers: Synthese Topical Collection 'Evidence in law and ethics'

Call for papers: Synthese Topical Collection 'Evidence in law and ethics'

Guest editors: Adam Dyrda, Tomasz Żuradzki. Deadline: October 10, 2021.
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A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski and Vilius Dranseika in Cognitive Science

A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski and Vilius Dranseika in Cognitive Science

Despite pervasive variation in the content of laws, legal theorists and anthropologists have argued that laws share certain abstract features and even speculated that law may be a human universal. In the present report, we evaluate this thesis through an experiment administered in 11 different countries. Are there cross-cultural principles of law?
A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski in The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski in The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

Recent literature in experimental philosophy has postulated the existence of the abstract/concrete paradox (ACP): the tendency to activate inconsistent intuitions (and generate inconsistent judgment) depending on whether a problem to be analyzed is framed in abstract terms or is described as a concrete case. One recent study supports the thesis that this effect influences judicial decision-making (...)
Mariusz Maziarz: a new publication in Synthese

Mariusz Maziarz: a new publication in Synthese

The results of econometric modeling are fragile in the sense that minor changes in estimation techniques or sample can lead to statistical models that support inconsistent causal hypotheses. The fragility of econometric results undermines making conclusive inferences from the empirical literature. I argue that the program of evidential pluralism, which originated in the context of medicine and encapsulates to the normative reading of the Russo-Williamson Thesis that causal claims need the support of both difference-making and mechanistic evidence (...)

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