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Centre for Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Culture

Research Unit

Main organisation:Institute of Philosophy
Lifecycle:1 Jul 1977 →  Today
Organisation profile:

- The challenges of contemporary thought (Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Foucault, Derrida) directed towards metaphysics and anthropology are historically and critically examined. - The implications of contemporary thought on the concepts of wholeness/optimal humanity in philosophy of education. - Contemporary possibilities for metaphysics. Center for Metaphysics and the philosophy of God: Documentation Center: - Process thought (A.N. Whitehead and Ch. Hartshorne). - Emmanuel Levinas, bibliographical research. - Organization of postgraduate seminars - Publication of a series of Studies: 8 vol. published, on process thought, E. Levinas and German Idealism. - Seat of the European Society for Process Thought. Collaboration with the 'Center for Process Studies' (Claremont, California) and the Japanese Society for Whiteheadian Studies. - Research into the possibility of an integrated world view, linking the positive sciences with the humanities and the domain of theoretical research with ethics.

Keywords:Philosophical Anthropology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Culture