National & International network
We have constituted a national and international network of institutes or groups promoting interactions between science and history and philosophy of science (HPS). Different common initiatives will be taken by the members of this network (joint conferences, publications, student exchanges, etc.)
Arizona State U
Jane Maienschein’s team at Arizona State University specializes in the history and philosophy of biology (especially embryology, genetics, and cell biology) and the way biology, bioethics, and bio-policy play out in society.
The History and Philosophy of Science Project (McDonnell initiative) at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, facilitates collaborations between history and philosophy of science (HPS) researchers and life scientists with the aim of transforming the research of both fields through interactions and the co-production of knowledge. This initiative funds the creation of working groups, workshops, and McDonnell-funded Fellows. Kate MacCord is Program Administrator for the History and Philosophy of Science Project and McDonnell Foundation Fellow. MBL Fellow Jane Maienschein and MBL Research Director David Mark Welch serve as PIs on the project.
Theory and Method in Biosciences group applies the philosophy of science to contemporary biological and biomedical research. It aims to add value by removing conceptual and methodological roadblocks to the advancement of science and by using high level biological theory, particularly an evolutionary perspective, to promote a more integrative approach to research questions.
Egenis (University of Exeter, UK) dedicates to researching the nature, historical precedents, and philosophical, social, and scientific implications of the modern biosciences. Internationally recognized for its strongly interdisciplinary research culture, Egenis pioneers new approaches to understanding all aspects of the life sciences — whether the effects on families of mental health diagnoses, the classification of microbes, or the impact of open data on researchers in low-resource environments. The Director of Egenis is Professor John Dupré.
IAS San Sebastian
The members of the IAS Research Centre for Life, Mind and Society (San Sebastian, Spain) study biological and complex artificial systems. The IAS is part of the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science and other departments at the University of the Basque Country/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. The Director of the IAS is Alvaro Moreno.
The KLI is an international center for advanced studies in theoretical biology, with a focus on the development and evolution of biological and cultural complexity. The KLI supports theoretical research primarily in the areas of evolutionary developmental biology and evolutionary science. The President of the KLI is Gerd Müller.
National (French) network
The Institut de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST, UMR8590), founded in 1932, is one of the biggest research centers in logic, philosophy of science and history of science in France. It is affiliated with CNRS and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. The Director of IHPST is Max Kistler.
The Institut Pasteur is a research center of international renown located in the heart of Paris. It is a private, non-profit foundation. Its mission is to help prevent and treat diseases, mainly those of infectious origin, through research, teaching, and public health initiatives.