Research Areas

This philosophy of science introduces many historical and cross-cultural philosophical perspectives on science itself.

This area encompasses the philosophy and ethics of various disciplines in the basic and social sciences, including biology, physics, psychology, economics, politics, race, and entrepreneurship. The Center for the Philosophy of Biology, for instance, examines how we come to understand certain facts about the natural world as “true.” Philosophers of science in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, & History of Medicine work on prominent current issues in bioethics, such as research ethics and medical ethics. Other scholars explore the way understandings of health, medicine and biology are reflected and mediated in literature and popular culture.

Participating Faculty

Representative Courses

  • Bioethics (Philosophy)
  • Biology in Public Discourse
  • Issues in Medical Ethics (Philosophy)
  • Information & Philosophy (Philosophy, Information Science & Information Studies)
  • Information, Society & Culture (Information Science & Information Studies)
  • Neuroethics (Law)
  • Neurophilosophy (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of Biology (Philosophy)
  • Brain, Self, and Society (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of Entrepreneurship (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy/Method of Economics (Economics)
  • Philosophy of Mind (Philosophy)
  • Theories of Cognition (Neuroscience)

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