Applied Philosophy

How is a philosopher supposed to work? How does he make an impact? And how can one secure sustainable knowledge for the future?

Professor Robert Frodeman (University of North Texas, Author of the Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity) will give an open lecture on Applied Philosophy in the Humanomics Research Seminars.

The applied philosophy literature is full of insights about practical problems, but in a new survey of the literature there are essentially no accounts of how a philosopher is supposed to ensure that these insights have an impact. It’s a bias rooted in the discipline: one has exhausted one’s intellectual task and professional obligation when one deposits a peer-reviewed publication in a reservoir of knowledge. Absent is any reflection about how to actually get involved with the stakeholders in particular policy processes, how to effectively interject insights into conversations, or how to track the impacts of one’s efforts.

In this seminar, Professor Frodeman will present the major findings of his research in the subject and discuss their implications for the philosophy discipline.

Discussant: David Budtz Pedersen, University of Copenhagen

Robert Frodeman is Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity and Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. He specializes in environmental philosophy, science policy, and questions concerning interdisciplinarity.

Humanomics Open Research Seminars

New trends in the humanities

Humanomics Research Centre aims at gathering colleagues, PhD students, and advanced students for discussions of new trends and theories in the humanities - ranging from current research projects to theoretical debates about the past, present and future of humanities scholarship.

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