The Faculty of Philosophy challenges epistemological theories.
We foster the revision of the ontology of human behavior and nature.
Traditional epistemological theories have fostered an endless debate on dichotomies characterized by forms of objectivism, on the one hand, and forms of relativism/skepticism on the other.
Currently, among the deep global social and cultural challenges, the crisis in epistemology is characterized by a radical questioning of the whole matrix within which such dichotomies have been drawn.
Taking into account the evolution of scientifc knowledge, the need for a profound epistemological change turns out to be founded on the lasting intellectual failings of economics over the XX century: positivism, methodological individualism, deductivism and mathematical modelling.
Considering this background, the Faculty of Philosohpy contributes to settle within the revision of the epistemological foundations of scientific knowledge.
We reject the Cartesian foundationalist approaches to ontology and epistemology and foster the revision of the ontology of human behavior and nature.
Besides, a deeper reflection on the contemporary beliefs turns out to shape an alternative epistemological framework.. Indeed, our contribution to epistemology clearly favors a fallibilist standpoint compatible with realismin the philosphy of nature, the philosophy of economics and political philosphy.
The Faculty of Philosophy rejects the theorization of knowledge under some anthropocentric foundational model of rationality, complete order and truth.
Indeed, our courses, research and publications place the focus on the idea of change. Values, truth, and knowledge are always being reconstructed because of the changing surrounding reality.
Our philosophical background contributes to substantive epistemological insights in order to deeply think about the contemporary social, political and economic challenges highighting.
- an ontology that is rooted in actual human experience and overwhelmed by the concept of reality and change,
- the coexistence of laws and change in an evolutionary approach to reality,
- the links between uncertainty and epistemological fallibilism.