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Institutional research grant (IUT): „Philosophical analysis of disagreements“
Duration: 01.01.2014 – 31.12.2019
The project is devoted to the study of disagreement as it arises in philosophy (e.g. logic, ontology), science, ethics and everyday life. The goal is to examine the nature of disagreement, to assess the implications that some seemingly dysfunctional disagreements may have for the objectivity of the topics on which they arise, and to develop strategies for the effective handling of disagreement. Accordingly, the diverse expertise of the UT Department of Philosophy will be deployed in an integrated assessment of the phenomenon from conceptual, metaphysical, and practical perspectives. The project will produce (1) conceptual clarity about the different types of disagreement and heuristics for diagnosing types of disagreement, (2) an elucidation of the metaphysical consequences implied by seemingly dysfunctional disagreements, and based on these outcomes, (3) an informed understanding of how some real-world disagreements are most effectively addressed.
Horisont 2020 project „ACCOMPLISSH – Accelerate CO-creation by setting up a Multi-actor Platform for Impact from Social Sciences and Humanities“
Horisont 2020 project „PRINTEGER: Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research“
Estonian Science Foundation, Personal Research Grant no 732 'Essentialism in the context of interdisciplinary research: a philosophical and cultural analysis of stereotypes in scientific communities'
Applications and social-political import of practice-based philosophy of science
Developing researcher's career model to advance the career's of female researchers
Project leader: Tallinn University
Representatives of Department of Philosophy of University of Tartu: Kadri Simm, Endla Lõhkivi
Financing scheme: EEA and Norway grants