Research Program

The research group bridges the gap between theory and practice in a twofold way: firstly, it examines new connections between theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, theory of science) and practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science); secondly, it analyses relevant links between the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models) and the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices). The group thus takes up contemporary tendencies to undercut traditional borders between epistemic and ethical, and between cognitive and material aspects of the sciences. It seeks to produce a rapprochement of the endpoints of both dichotomies and systematically explores these connections and creates a framework that allows outstanding doctoral candidates to pursue integrated philosophical research into the sciences in a stable and stimulating research environment.