Welcome to the website of research project Science, Society, Values: A Philosophical Analysis of Their Mutual Relations and Interactions (VESHOD), realized by Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, with the financial support of Slovak Research and Development Agency (project number: APVV-14-0510). The project is built around a number of ongoing initiatives in the field of contemporary philosophy of science revolving around the social dimension and the dimension of values in scientific research, as well as issues related to the development of science and its social significance. Our aim is to respond to current challenges that can be observed in mutual interactions between science and the social environment. This is to be achieved by a multi-dimensional philosophical research of the current momentum in the relation between scientific knowledge and its social environment saturated in values, research of social and ethical implications of certain scientific research areas – especially biomedicine and biotechnology –, furthermore, by knowing how enforcement techniques influence science from the outside and from within, and finally, the role of science in determining social values. These complex issues are to be researched from the perspective of epistemology, ethics and social philosophy.
Detailed information on issues, objectives and research agenda can be found here. The principial investigator is doc., PhDr. Mariana Szapuová, PhD. Her profile and profiles of other researchers involved in the project can be found in the project staff section. During the course of the project several conferences, methodological seminars, workshops and other activities related to the project will take place. Dates and news about the events can be found in the periodically updated activities section. Academic texts are among the planned outputs as well. The outputs section will be gradually updated with their information and download links.