Building bridges between philosophy and science
The Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences is an interdisciplinary meeting place for the interaction between the humanities and the sciences.
Modern science bears on areas traditionally occupied by the humanities. The humanities can learn from the sciences. But the sciences also need the reflective understanding that philosophy can provide. At the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences, you can find innovative opportunities for study and research that facilitate this two-way flow of ideas.
We delve into topics in the cross-section between philosophy and mathematics. Topics within our scope include the structure of logic and mathematics, and the application of mathematical tools in other disciplines, such as physics, neuroscience, economics or linguistics and psychology.
We investigate topics that connect the humanities and the life sciences. These include the structure of biological processes, and how they are related to the individual mind, as well as how they relate to human groups. They also concern the role of science in society.
Philosophy of Physics: Spacetime
What is space? Is it something that exists in its own right (as an object, or substance)? Or does it consist in a network of relations between material objects? What is time? Does it exist? Does it have a direction, and does it "flow"? Is time travel possible? What does modern physics tell us about the nature of space and time?
CPS members receive funding from the Norwegian Research Council
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Philosophy and the Sciences offers students the resources to reflect on fundamental questions.
Whether you specialise in philosophy, in another area of the humanities, or in the social and natural sciences, within philosophy and science you will find programs and courses that can help you reach a deeper understanding of your field.
The Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences is a collaboration between the following units at UiO:
Head of Centre
Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas.
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