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.
Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
Main lines of research
- 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
- Ancient, medieval, and early modern theories of soul, imagination, and perception
- The epistemological, methodological, and ontological foundations of the natural sciences alongside their religious and societal implications
- The conceptions of life at the intersection of nature and culture from antiquity to the current day