The International Research Area on Foundations of the Sciences

Research: Overview


Euclid and His Students, with zoroaster and PTolemy, on the right, and, on the background, Plotinus. On the extreme right: Raphael

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Overview

Research Activities

The Research Activities are organized in IRAFS within several Research Groups. Each Research Group has some Professors of the Lateran University as its Coordinators to facilitate the work and the relations among the other researchers. The Research Groups already constituted are the following:

  • Logic and Ontology

PUL Coordinators:
Gianfranco Basti, Full Professor of Philosophy of Nature and of Sciences
Raffaela Giovagnoli, Professor in Charge of Social Ontology

  • History and Philosophy of Science

PUL Coordinators:
Philip Larrey, Full Professor of Epistemology
Flavia Marcacci,
Professor in Charge of History of Science

  • Bioethics (Research Center for Ethics of Life and Health)

PUL Coordinators:
Palma Sgreccia, Professor in Charge of Bioethics
Chiara Ariano, Researcher in Law and Bioethics

  • Physics and Cosmology

PUL Coordinators:
Gianfranco Basti, Full Professor of Philosophy of Nature and of Sciences
Flavia Marcacci, Professor in Charge of History of Science

  • Biology and Neurosciences

PUL Coordinators:
Gianfranco Basti, Full Professor of Philosophy of Nature and of Sciences
Patrizia Manganaro, Full Professor of History of Contemporary Philosophy