The Philosophy and Applied Ethics research environment

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The research group Philosophy and Applied Ethics provides an institutional framework for research in philosophy at Linköping University. The environment is characterized by an interdisciplinary focus and a strong interest in philosophical questions pertaining to the role of science in society broadly understood. 

Our work falls into the two broad categories of practical and theoretical philosophy. Regarding the former, the environment has strengths in moral and political philosophy, meta-ethics, and applied ethics. In theoretical philosophy, we specialize in philosophy of mind and language, epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of science. 

In our interdisciplinary cooperations, we seek to account for the multi-faceted nature of science, technology and engineering by utilizing a variety of methodological approaches and by actively working together with a number of units at the Faculty for Arts and Sciences, the Faculty for Science and Engineering, and the Faculty for Medicine and Health Sciences. 

We are especially proud of our collaborations with national and international partners such as, among others, the Program for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

The Centre for Applied Ethics is part of the research environment, and we run an advanced research seminar series every term. 

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27 October 2021

Inaugural lecture Harald Wiltsche: Lifeworld and Science

3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Room TEMCAS, Tema building, Campus Valla and on Zoom.

Public belief in the authority of science is waning. Why? In his inaugural lecture Harald Wiltsche, professor of philosophy, will advance the thesis that the critical state of scientific culture is in part self-imposed and has to do with unresolved tensions between lifeworld and science. The lecture is held in English and is open to the general public. Please register via email to Monica Wise, October 20 at the latest, if you want to attend on campus.

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