BTP is a Research Empowering Hub, aggregating and coordinating the work of top scholars on specific initiatives: international networking, strongly interdisciplinary workshops, and collective publications, with a high standard of academic scholarship and editorial profile (see the archives below and the ongoing intiatives above).
BTP relies on a renewed philosophy of science recognizing that many constitutive dimensions of the human understanding are simultaneously involved in scientific practice. And, conversely, that human practice shapes the directions of scientific investigation.
Such awareness converges with an urgency of new accounts of scientific practice: new ways of doing science are rapidly emerging, bringing together life sciences and technology, as well as other natural, human and social sciences.
To account for these new kinds of understanding that are emerging in our epoch out from a deep and generalized knowledge crisis, BTP proposes Bio, Techno and Practice as the triple interpretative lens.
BTP proceeds by identifying a sequence of crucial philosophical issues and questions that are emerging from science, and that inextricably connect Bio, Techno, and Practice, emphasizing their reciprocal differences and interdependencies.
The “hot topics” of science are decomposed and re-composed by means of a radically interdisciplinary methodology. Indeed, internationality and interdisciplinarity are natural and inescapable conditions for the BTP approach.
BTP also collaborates as a consultant and co-promoter of:
- higher training initiatives addressed to future scientists, intellectuals, professors (courses, summer schools, visiting fellowships etc.)
- home care initiatives, regarding both thecaregivers training and technological education, with a view of the home as an ‘evolving embodied habitat’
- educational activities on several relational aspects with technology and with the eco-socio-technological environment
- corporate counseling and training, where the question is on perspectives and new directions for investment and management
A map of BTP’s active collaborations will soon be available here.