Whitehead Research Group Augsburg
Chair of Philosophy and Philosophy of Science
Institute of Interdisciplinary Informatics
University of Augsburg
Founded in 2004, this society brings together philosophers, theologians, and scientists to consider the applications of process philosophy to “build a system of cosmology to encompass all kinds of human experiences, scientific, social and religious.” Since this is a relatively new field in Germany, the group tests the usefulness and stability of process thought as a bridge between science and religion, and they hope to foster a wider understanding of the implications of their work through open lectures, talks, and publication of the results of their research. Topics ranging from matter, information and open systems; evolution, creation and process; mind and complex systems; artificial life and artificial intelligence; pastoral counseling; and postmodernism are the focus of their work. Through a series of bi-monthly meetings for roundtable discussion of specific topics or to review selected readings and collaborative work, the group prepares lectures and publication of results for wide dissemination.