Parmenides Foundation—Research

 
 

Studying the Foundations and Frontiers of Thinking

The Parmenides research agenda is defined by the long-term goal to develop an interdisciplinary theory of thinking and is currently focusing on six main topics regarding different aspects and levels of investigation.

 
5 Conceptual Foundations (CFS) 4 Thought-Patterns of Cross-disciplinary Relevance (TCR) 3 Learning to Think (L2T) 2 Modelling Cognition and Learning (MCL) 1 Neural Correlates of Thinking (NCT) 6 Supporting Complex Thinking (SCT)
 


Research is implemented at the Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking (PCST), the Parmenides Center for Art and Science, and the Parmenides Center for the Conceptual Foundations of Science. The purpose of these three centers is to provide a supportive infrastructure for multi-disciplinary research on thinking.

The Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking has been established in 2000 in co-operation with the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich. Its purpose is the study of complex thinking at the interface of the natural sciences and the humanities. > More

In 2009 the Parmenides Center for Art and Science was founded to investigate the relation between art and science.> More

In 2011 the Parmenides Center for the Conceptual Foundations of Science was founded and built up during 2012. It focuses on the unresolved foundational issues in science, especially in physics, biology and cognition research.
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