Invitation to Dr. Milan Jovanović’s lectures

9 Apr, 2021; General
Dear Students,
You are cordially invited to participate in a series of upcoming guest lectures by Dr. Milan  Jovanović.
More information on the lectures – including dates, links and short summaries, can be found below:

 

A Review of Lewis’s Counterfactual Theories of Causation

Lewis’s counterfactual (CF) theories of causation are certainly among the most well-known and influential conceptual analyses of causality. David Lewis famously offered two CF theories (or rather two versions of the same, underlying CF theory): Original CF analysis (1973) and Supplemented CF analysis of causation (1986). The aim of my talk is to provide an introductory presentation of these theories with an emphasis on their goals, motivation, problems, and prospects.

I will start by outlining the original CF theory (OCT)– as a theory about singular causation (primarily) in the deterministic world, with datable events as its relata and the CF dependence as its core concept. After that, I would try to highlight what motivates OCT and what makes it a promising analysis of causation. Having fully explicated the theory (by explaining away the early preemption and spurious causation problem), I will conclude that part of the talk by stressing the problems and counterexamples that led to abandoning OCT.

In the second part of the talk, I’ll turn to the aforementioned supplemented analysis of causation (SCT). Naturally, I am planning to present SCT by demonstrating how Lewis’s amendments to the theory (apparently) help avoid the problems faced by OCT. However, the conclusion of this segment of the talk is, yet again, a negative one. With clarification of commitments (about the nature of the causal relation) that those amendments bring into the theory, it will become clear that STC is still not an adequate and satisfactory theory of causation. Restrictions brought by quasi-causation (which depends on the causal relation being intrinsic) directly prohibit the negative causation cases within the theory – which (by own Lewisian standards) are supposed to be a merit of the theory (connected to the theoretical goals and its motivation).

I will conclude the presentation with brief comments about the prospects of CF analysis of causation, and strategies to make it work in spite of mentioned problems and obstacles.

The lecture starts on the 15th of April at 9:45 am

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Competition for Digital Ambassadors of NAWA

9 Apr, 2021; General

The second edition of contest Digital Ambassadors of NAWA has just been launched!
We are looking for the foreign students/ graduates of Polish universities who would like to help us to promote Poland online!
If you are you a student or alumni of Polish university and you feel that your Polish experience is something special would like to share it with the world, we have the right opportunity for you!
Join efforts of NAWA’s Department of Communication and Promotion and become a Digital Ambassador of Poland!
Hurry up! We are waiting for your application until April 12!
We encourage students that were awarded a NAWA scholarship (Gen. Anders, Poland My First Choice, Banach or Łukasiewicz program) to apply!
Further information can be found here: https://nawa.gov.pl/en/international-promotion/events/events-timeline/digital-ambassadors-2021

Wystartował drugi konkurs na Digital Ambasadorów NAWA!
Szukamy osób, które studiują lub studiowały na Polskich uczelniach i które chcą nam wspierać przy promowaniu Polski online!
Jeżeli jesteś studentem lub absolwentem polskiej uczelni i czujesz, że Twoje doświadczenia były wyjątkowe i chcesz się nimi podzielić ze światem, to jest okazja właśnie dla Ciebie!
Włącz się w działania Pionu Komunikacji i promocji NAWA i zostań cyfrowym ambasadorem Polski!
Spiesz się! Czekamy na Twoją aplikację do 12 kwietnia!
Zachęcamy stypendystów NAWA (Program Andersa, Poland My First Choice, im. Banacha lub im. Łukasiewicza) do aplikowania!
Więcej informacji znajdziesz tutaj: https://nawa.gov.pl/en/international-promotion/events/events-timeline/digital-ambassadors-2021

 

Erasmus call for applications – meeting invitation (February 22nd)

18 Feb, 2021; General

The offer is available to all students of WISiP who are at least during the second year of their studies*.
(the visit in the academic year 2021/2022)

Call for applications – required documents:

  1. Letter of motivation indicating reasons for the choice of particular institutions together with the applicant’s contact details (telephone [very important!], e-mail). In the application please include also all the information that may be important for the selection procedure (participation in classes taught in foreign language, foreign practices, work for the Faculty of Philosophy or the University, special academic achievements or honors etc.). If the candidate is considering several possible institutions as possible places for the visit, s/he is asked to indicate his or hers preferences.
  2. Resume (CV),
  3. List of all the grades received during the studies at the Faculty of Philosophy (including cognitive science and bioethics) or during prior studies (if they are not studies at the Faculty of Philosophy) together with a calculated average grade,
  4. One opinion (recommendation) of the faculty (teaching) staff member (in case of Ph.D. students: supervisor or tutor),
  5. A certificate of language proficiency.
  6. Completed registration form (available below) that has to be sent to: anna.szpilowska@uw.edu.pl

The required documents should be submitted until the 15th of March 2021:

The decision will be announced by the 22nd of March, 2021.

IMPORTANT: students should read the general rules for applying for the scholarship (below, the file is in Polish but you may ask International Relations Office for the translation).

Criteria of evaluation**:
– the grading average obtained from all subjects in Philosophy, cognitive science, bioethics (only students with the average of at least 4.0 may apply, no year re-take or more than one conditional pass is allowed in the departure year);
– other academic achievements;
– the assessment of language proficiency;
– year of study (preference for students of higher years);
– compatibility of student’s interests and specialization with the choice of receiving institution;
– work for the Faculty of Philosophy or the University.
– In case of the third year (1st cycle) students the visit may start no earlier than in the second semester of the upcoming academic year.

Appeal
In case of not being granted with the Erasmus scholarship applicants might lodge an appeal to dr Bogdan Dziobkowski.

 

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WINTER EXAM SESSION 2021 SCHEDULE

15 Jan, 2021; General

Please find the schedule below:

 

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Make it visible! – Workshops for international students

14 Jan, 2021; General

Dear Students,

Welcome Point and The Volunteer Centre of The University of Warsaw opens up application for the last places in the Make it visible! – series of online workshops on the topics such as promotion and communication, cross-cultural skills and video making. The grand finale of the project will be a preparation of an official video promoting extracurricular activities among the academic community. 

When and where?

We will meet every two weeks on Wednesdays afternoons, starting from March up to May. 

If you qualify for the workshops, we will send you a link to the meeting platform. 

How to join the project?

There is a two-step application process:

  1. First, fill in registration form: https://forms.gle/XPrDwyTXhU8XAc5C9

Deadline: February 21, 2021 11:59pm (23:59, CET)

  1. Secondly, we will invite chosen participants for the online interviews in order to get to know each other and present the details of the project. 

In case of any questions please contact us via email: welcome.event@uw.edu.pl

Also if you would like to join but you’re busy on Wednesdays, please contact us and let us know when you are available.

More information: http://welcome.uw.edu.pl/make-it-visible-last-free-places/

Best regards,

Welcome Point & Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT:]

Dear Students,

Welcome Point and The Volunteer Centre of The University of Warsaw would like to invite you to take part in a series of online workshops on the topics such as promotion and communication, cross-cultural skills and video making. The grand finale of the project will be a preparation of an official video promoting extracurricular activities among the academic community. The workshops will be conducted by experienced trainers and project coordinators. Communication and promotion experts will also join us to share their knowledge and tips with you!

When and where?

We will meet every two weeks on Wednesday afternoon, starting from March up to May. If you qualify for the workshop, we will send you a link to the meeting platform. Please have in mind that project will last 3 months and your attendance at meetings is essential for us (only 1 absence is allowed).

Who can participate?

  • 2nd and 3rd year students of 1st cycle (Bachelor’s degree)
  • 4th and 5th year students of uniform Master studies
  • students of Master’s degree studies (Master’s degree)

How to join the project?

There is a two-step application process:

  1. First, fill in registration form: https://forms.gle/YNEW9VdFV9tRD4jb8 

Deadline: January 31, 2021 11:59pm (23:59, CET)

  1. Secondly, we will invite chosen participants for the online interviews in order to get to know each other and present the details of the project. 

In case of any questions please contact us via email: welcome.event@uw.edu.pl

Also if you would like to join but you’re busy on Wednesdays, please contact us and let us know when you are available.

More information: http://welcome.uw.edu.pl/make-it-visible-promotion-and-communication-project-workshops-for-international-students/

Best regards,

Welcome Point & Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Mindfulness in academic and everyday life’’ workshops for international students

14 Jan, 2021; General

Dear Students,

Welcome Point would like to invite you to ‘Mindfulness in academic and everyday life’ workshops:

http://welcome.uw.edu.pl/mindfulness-in-academic-and-everyday-life-workshops-for-international-students-2/

During the event you will learn what mindfulness is and how to apply this practice in our everyday life. You will find out the benefits of using mindfulness at university and at work. It will also be a great opportunity to spend your free time in a pleasant, supportive atmosphere!

WHEN? 15th-16th February 2021, 11:00 am. – 2:30 pm.

Please note that attendance during two days of workshops is required.

WHERE? If you qualify for the workshop, we will send you a link to the
meeting.

Who can participate?

– 2nd and 3rd year students of first cycle (Bachelor’s degree)
– 4th and 5th year students of uniform Master studies
– students of second cycle (Master’s degree)

To register to the course please fill in the form:
https://forms.gle/VDabSbp2LHK38Y21A

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The date of our workshop has been postponed from January. If you have previously registered, please do so again.

Application deadline: 5th February (Friday) 2021, 12 pm.

Please also join our FB event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/3985763401517058/

Kind regards,
Welcome Point UW

Cultural Orientation – workshop for new students

21 Sep, 2020; General

Click HERE for further information.

Online ‘Career Planning’ Workshop for Students

16 Jul, 2020; General

 

Online Workshop for International Students.

16 Jun, 2020; General

SUMMER EXAM SESSION SCHEDULE

1 Jun, 2020; General

Please find the schedule below:

 

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