The Limits of Scientific Explanation

The Limits of Scientific Explanation, The John Templeton Foundation grant (2011-2014) – project scientific director: Rev. Professor Michael Heller; leader of the 'Mind and Normativity' research team: Professor Jerzy Stelmach

 

The goal of the project is to look at the limits of scientific explanation from different perspectives and in different domains. The limits of scientific explanation will be analyzed 'from within', i.e. how it operates in its respective applications, and 'from outside', i.e. from metascientific, philosophical and theological perspectives.

 

Three research teams work within the project: 'Physics and Cosmology', 'Philosophy and Theology', 'Mind and Normativity'. Professor Jerzy Stelmach is the leader of the 'Mind and Normativity' research team. Members of the team include neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and philosophers (inter alia, they include members of the Chair for the Philosophy of Law and Legal Ethics: Professor Bartosz Brożek, Professor Wojciech Załuski, and dr. Łukasz Kurek).

 

'Mind and Normativity' team research areas:

1. Developing a coherent methodology of incorporating the findings of neuroscience and other biological disciplines into philosophical theories.

2. Research connected to issue of the normative mind.

3. Research connected to the issue of the emergence of normative orders.

4. Research connected to the issue of the limits of scientific explanation in the normative sciences.

 

Detailed information about the project can be found here.