Institut für Naturwissenschaftlische Grenzfragen zur Philosophie und Theologie Institute for Boundary Questions in Science, Philosophy and Theology
Hochschule für Philosophie München
Founded in the Philosophical Faculty of the Jesuit College of Philosophy, this society fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue among students and academics in science, philosophy, and theology. Regular planning meetings of the core group refine and identify areas of interest. Public offerings to increase general membership and enhance group perspectives include invited speakers, seminars, roundtable discussion meetings, and active participation in conferences on subjects of interdisciplinary interest. Society members also offer talks to academic, faith, and civic communities to increase core membership. In collaboration with the local Deutsches Museum, the society’s free lectures – on topics such as human evolution, stem cell research, biodiversity, medical genetics, and genetic engineering –attract a wide array of public participation and potential membership. The society also hosts joint seminars between students of philosophy and the natural sciences to promote fertile and exploratory exchange between future scientists and philosophers on the relation of science and religion. Future publications will provide further outreach to increase membership. Matching funds are provided by the Hochschule für Philosophie München.