Centre for Philoshophy of ScienceWebsite: http://cfcul.fc.ul.pt/
Science Art Philosophy Lab or SAP Lab is an innovative, experimental and interdisciplinary laboratory created within the Center for the Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) in which philosophy is called to deeply intertwine with science and art. More than just a meeting point between scientists and artists, something which already exists in several Sci-Art centres, SAP Lab aims at integrating the work of scientists and artists with the conceptual analysis which philosophy is prepared to provide. SAP Lab is a place where philosophers are asked to act not just as external critical observers but to reinvent their work through an inner, innovative experimentation with scientists and artists. Grounded in the previous work and research tradition put forward in the CFCUL, specifically in its research group Science and Art, SAP Lab is a new, innovative, experimental and interdisciplinary laboratory in which, for the first time in the world, Philosophy is called to deeply intertwine with Science and Art. In fact, Sap Lab is a place where philosophers are asked to act not just as external critical observers but to reinvent their work side by side with scientists and artists. Taking philosophy as a creative work of elaboration of concepts open to the outside of philosophy we aim that new conceptual problems coming from the deep relation between philosophy, Science and Art emerge in the Sap-Lab: Science and Art experiment the active character of Philosophy as a dynamic conceptual catalyser to the new theoretical problems which defy their work; in parallel, philosophy is challenged through the experimental connection with science and art.