Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science

Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science (CAPS)

CAPS - a Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science at HH NMBU


Samantha Copeland

Interdisciplinary society on serendipity - and a new CAPS publication

In this interview, CAPS philosopher Samantha Copeland explains what serendipity, and the Serendipity Society, is all about. We also learn more about her new article on serendipity for Synthese.

Rani Lill Anjum and Elena Rocca at the ECAP9 conference in Munich

Report from the Philosophy of Pharmacology session at the 9th Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP9)

Representing the CauseHealth project, Elena Rocca and Rani Anjum went to ECAP9 in Munich in August for a joint session on the philosophy of pharmacology.

Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Next CauseHealth event: The Guidelines Challenge

This conference brings together practitioners, guidelines networks and philosophers of science to address the general problem of how to put the tools of philosophy to use in improving the development and implementation of healthcare guidelines. Keynote speakers: Nancy Cartwright, Trish Greenhalgh, Mike Kelly and Brian Broom.

Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science

New publication on risk assessment

In a new article, 'How biological background assumptions influence scientific risk evaluation of stacked genetically modified plants', published in Life Sciences, Society and PolicyElena Rocca and Fredrik Andersen show that, when evaluating health risks related to the use of genetically modified plants in agriculture, different ontological starting points play an essential role for the final risk evaluation.


CAPS is part of the NMBU School of Economics and Business. We are located in the Tower Building, campus Ås (photo).
Our research is at the interface between philosophy and science.
We engage researchers, practitioners and students in critical reflections concerning philosophical motivations for scientific methodology, norms and practices.

Rani Lill Anjum is the centre leader of CAPS.

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CAPS Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science
School of Economics and Business
PO Box 5003
1432 Aas

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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