Centre for Applied Ethics and Philosophy of Science

  • Lautrupvang, 2B

    DK-2750 Ballerup


Organization profile

Organisation profile

CAEPS is a newly established interdisciplinary research centre at Copenhagen Institute of Technology / Aalborg University in Copenhagen.

The vision is to build a centre of frontier research into the fields of applied ethics and philosophy of science. Most fields of research and education encounter problems and questions of complex ethical and methodological character. The vision is to pool the knowledge of many specialists in order for this centre to become a major source of competence that may inform and strengthen research as well as education in these areas. Moreover, the centre is founded on a vision to contribute to the international community of researchers with a specific interest and competence in areas of applied ethics or philosophy of science. 

As indicated by the name, the centre puts special emphasis on studying ethical and broader methodological issues in their contexts.  However, in so doing the centre draws heavily upon the rich theoretical resources found within Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.

Currently, members of the centre are, for instance, involved in research-projects studying 1) the ethical aspects of assisting young people with an autism diagnosis by means of Information- and Communication Technology (ICT), and 2) how certain basic categories from within Philosophy of Science may be applied in the description of scientific controversies such as the debate over the state of the climate.

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Informed Consent Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
health Social Sciences
moral philosophy Social Sciences
Registries Medicine & Life Sciences
engineering Social Sciences
Pamphlets Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2008 2020

Proactive Care for Elderly People with Dementia

Brodersen, S., Lindegaard, H., Pedersen, S., Stockmarr, A., Kjær Ersbøll, B., Børsen, T. H., Petersen, C., Øllgaard, S., Bræstrup, E. & Jensen, H.


Project: Research

Journalens sociale liv

Dindler, C., Roslyng, M. M., Ploug, T., Larsen, G. & Gravengaard, G.

07/06/2017 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 1975 2019

Bæredygtige teknologiske løsninger 'popper' ikke bare op

Baron, C., 10 Jul 2019, In : Ingenioeren.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Interdisciplinarity and Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education

Juel Jacobsen, A. & Børsen, T. H., 2019, Interdisciplinarity and Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education: Research and Perspectives from Aalborg University. Springer, p. 117 132 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Logic and Philosophy of Time: Further Themes from Prior, Vol. 2

Blackburn, P. R. (ed.), Hasle, P. (ed.) & Øhrstrøm, P. (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 230 p. (Logic and Philosophy of Time, Vol. 2).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Arthur Prior
Philosophy of Time

Activities 2002 2019

Digitalisering på det sociale område

Tom Børsen (Participant)
19 Feb 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


Øresundsinstituttets dansk-svenska nätverksmöte

Tom Børsen (Participant)
7 Feb 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


Tom Børsen (Lecturer)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Intet at skjule

Thomas Ploug


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Overvågningskspert: Ny dansk idé kan minde om Kinas sociale kreditsystem

Thomas Ploug


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ekspert: Problematisk dom i sag om dødshjælp

Thomas Ploug


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media