LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility
CFA Midyear Seminar 1

The LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility project calls for applications to a three-week seminar in Bogota at Universidad de los Andes from July 15-August 2, 2019. The theme of this year’s seminar is The Metaphysics of Free Will.

Invited faculty include:

Randolph Clarke (Florida State)
Dana Nelkin (UC, San Diego)
Eddy Nahmias (Georgia State)
Derk Pereboom (Cornell)
Carolina Sartorio (Arizona)    
Daniel Speak (Loyola Marymount)
Kevin Timpe (Calvin)

Participants will reside in Bogotá during the time of the seminar and will be expected to dedicate full time to it. They will receive a stipend of US$2,500 and, in addition, their lodging will be covered by the project. Participants will also become members of the project and be eligible to participate in a series of awards and prize competitions.

Applicants must be graduate students (MA or PhD candidates) or early career scholars (having received their PhD not prior to June 2014) in Philosophy or related disciplines. We will also consider candidates with an exceptional research record, who have just initiated work on project-related themes and may benefit from participating in the seminar. Due to the goals of the project, priority will be placed on candidates with a track record of successful work in Latin America or with the Latin American philosophical community, and with a research project in the Analytic tradition.

It is important to note that applicants are not required to have a track record of work on free will or related areas.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents by April 26, 2019:
•    A complete CV
•    A letter of intent explaining how participation in the seminar can help further their educational or career goals
•    A writing sample (maximum 4,000 words) on any academic theme
•    Graduate students must present (unofficial) transcripts of their grades (including GPA) from their home institution

These materials should be submitted by e-mail attachment to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. . The phrase “Seminar 1” should appear in the e-mail subject line. The only acceptable file formats are .doc and .pdf. Questions about the application process can be sent to the same e-mail address.

More information about the project can be found at:

The project LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and supported by the Universidad de los Andes and the University of California, San Diego.


Contact: · Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de los Andes, Cra 1a #18a-10, Bogotá, Colombia · (57) 1-3394949 x2530, 111711

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