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Project: Integrating worldviews : research on the interdisciplinary construction of a model of reality with ethical and practical relevance.

project duration
01-JAN-97 – 30-JUN-00
abstract
The interuniversity (VUB, RUG, KUL) and interdisciplinary Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) submits a research proposal that aims, through an interdisciplinary approach, at the construction of a model of reality with ethical and practical relevance. From the research carried out in the 'Worldviews' group, initiated by Leo Apostel, and in collaboration with the universities VUB, RUG and KUL, the model of a layered structure of reality is taken as a starting point for the development of a dynamical and evolutionary model of reality (VUB). The implications of the construction of such a model on the relation between philosophy, science and (religious and non-religious) outlooks on reality are studied. The consequences in ethics and in praxis are investigated through applied criminology (KUL). This research will be continuously compared and coupled to a study and publication of the work of Leo Apostel (RUG).