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Research in philosophy is different from most other types of research, in that a large portion of it is non-empirical.

It is, to varying degrees, speculative. After all, philosophy attempts to solve the deepest riddles of existence.

Some believe that philosophy should analyse concepts, others believe that it should interpret what is meaningful, or focus on what we are experiencing.

R&D activities in the Department of Philosophy focus on issues related to:

  • Aesthetics
  • Ethics (including research ethics)
  • Political thought and social philosophy
  • Philosophy of science (including philosophy of biology)
  • Ecophilosophy
  • History of philosophy

The Department of Philosophy consists of four people. Their work comprises partially of activities driven by their individual interests, and partially of materials they develop in connection with their teaching duties.

Participants (in alphabetical order)