Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method.

"Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response."
Arthur M. Schlesinger

Through the creation of new knowledge and applying this knowledge in technology, medicine, and models of social institutions, science today affects our lives in unprecedented ways. As philosophers, we seek to understand the processes of knowledge creation and application, provide normative assessments of scientific and technological progress as well as models of the good society, and develop strategies for improving the role science plays in democracies.

The Institute for Philosophy und Scientific Method (ISPM) is a research and teaching division in the Faculty of Business and Social Studies at Johannes Kepler University Linz.
Our research focuses on philosophy of science, especially philosophy of the social and economic sciences, and philosophy of medicine; the role of science in society; and political economy, especially the interrelations among political, social, and economic institutions. A core interest is in the understanding of interrelations between recent developments in the sciences, including the social sciences and medical research, and society.

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Institute of
Philosophy and
Scientific Method


Altenberger Straße 50, 1st floor, Linz-Auhof


Johannes Kepler University Linz

Institute of
Philosophy and
Scientific Method

Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Business hours - Central Administration

Monday - Thursday:
09.00 - 12.00 am
01.30 - 04.00 pm


+43 732 2468 3680


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