The Center for Philosophy and the Health Sciences (CPHS) provides an interdisciplinary platform that aims to support the consolidation and development of research at the intersection of philosophy, the health sciences, and health promotion. The work carried out at the center is focused on theoretical, ethical, and political issues that emerge in the context of health science and practice.
CPHS hosts a network of philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, medical doctors, and public health researchers who are firmly rooted in their respective scientific disciplines and recognize the value of collaboration across disciplines.
CHPS pursues collaboration, both nationally and internationally, with a number of research centers and health institutions. It has established productive relationships at Aarhus University (incl. Kulturinitiativers Sundhedsfremme), internationally (incl. The Durham-Johannesburg Centre for Philosophy of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Public Health), and is already associated with a number of leading international researchers.
CPHS supports teaching activities in higher education and public outreach. Core members carry out teaching activities at the Department of Biomedicine, Department of Public Health, School of Dentistry, and run a Master’s degree programme for health care professionals. Moreover, seeking to sustain engagement between academia, communities, and health authorities, core members also contribute to public debates, engage with health care and patient organizations, and offer advice for committees and boards concerning pertinent topics.
CPHS organizes guest lectures, workshops and seminars for both the scientific community and the general public. Researchers with suitable interests are encourages to join the network and to participate in center activities