Center for the History of Philosophy and Science

The Center for the History of Philosophy and Science (CHPS) brings historians of philosophy and historians of science together in a single research group. This constellation is unique to the extent that CHPS studies philosophy and science as historically intertwined fields. The goal of the CHPS is to study the evolution of natural philosophy from Antiquity to the modern age. The centre is proud of its international reputation for academic excellence, its successful efforts in the sphere of valorization and its ability to attract new projects and staff.


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Book Presentation Conrad Gessner (1516-1565)

On 28 September, volume 38 of the book series Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science was presented in the historical library of Artis in Amsterdam.

ERC grant

ERC Starting Grants for research into magnetic switching and Avicenna

Two researchers at Radboud University will receive a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This 1.5 million euro grant offers them the opportunity to form their own research groups and expand on their research.

Zeventiende-eeuws schilderij van Piazza Navona

Rubicon grant for dr. Fiametta Iovine

Dr. Fiametta Iovine has obtained a Rubicon grant for her research on Roman academic cultures at the start of the Enlightenment.

Main lines of research

  1. The intersection of philosophy and science in the Greek, Latin, and Arabic traditions and their contemporary reception as well as the development of the natural sciences
  2. Ancient, medieval, and early modern theories of soul, imagination, and perception
  3. The epistemological, methodological, and ontological foundations of the natural sciences alongside their religious and societal implications 
  4. The conceptions of life at the intersection of nature and culture from antiquity to the current day
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