Research Group on History and Philosophy of Science
The Research Group encompasses the history and philosophy of the sciences broadly conceived while focused on integrative approaches to history and philosophy of science and on philosophy of science in practice.
Picture from the 2nd International Congress for the Unity of Science, Copenhagen, June 1936, with permission from the Niels Bohr Archive. Debates about the unity or disunity of science are still ongoing. It is therefore relevant to reflect on how science has developed since (and who have filled the “empty seats”).
The research group holds expertise in general philosophy of science as well as in history and philosophy in the special sciences, such as the life sciences, mathematics, computer science, and the earth sciences. Research in the group is also directed at other areas of history and philosophy of science that are of special importance to practicing scientists, science policy, and science education.
The group also works on the development of teaching strategies and teaching material, in connection to our courses in philosophy of science for science students.
Among the topics of current research are:
- General philosophy of science
- History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Computer Science
- History and Philosophy of the Earth Sciences
- Digital Humanities for History and Philosophy of Science
- Responsible Conduct of Research
Ongoing research projects within the group:
Digital Humanities of Mathematical Practice (Henrik Kragh Sørensen)
The Nature of Naming and the Naming of Nature (Joeri Witteveen)
Philosophy of Personalized Medicine in Practice (Sara Green og Melanie Weilguny)
The Research Group for History and Philosophy of Science and Science Studies manages the (funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities from 2011 to 2015). Researchers and educators in philosophy of science can sign up for the network’s listserv and join the network’s groups on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Other HPS institutions in Denmark
|Christian Benjamin Joas||Associate Professor||+4535334654|
|Claus Emmeche||Associate Professor||+4551329149|
|Hans Peter Halvorson||Professor||+4535320261|
|Henrik Kragh Sørensen||Professor||+4535333963|
|Joeri Witteveen||Assistant Professor - Tenure Track||+4535330467|
|Josefine Lomholt Pallavicini||Research Assistant|
|Kristine Cecile Harper||Professor|
|Melanie Weilguny||PhD Fellow||+4535331581|
|Mikkel Willum Johansen||Associate Professor||+4535320381|
|Richard Anthony William Staley||Professor||+4535332546|
|Sara Green||Assistant Professor - Tenure Track||+4535334632|
Sara Green, Assistant professor, tenure track
News in Research Group
Joeri Witteveen from DSE receives Sapere Aude grant of DKK 6 million2021.11.29
Richard Staley has joined the HPS research group!2021.10.25
Good friend or good student?2021.09.13
Hans Halvorson has joined the HPS research group!2021.08.18
Paper on teaching published in EJPS2021.08.17