Major areas: Philosophy of nature and biophilosophy
Edited by Gerald Hartung, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Kristian Köchy, Konrad Ott, Gregor Schiemann) The PHYSIS series offers a new platform for interdisciplinary discourse on nature. The classical fields and protagonists of natural philosophy are addressed as well as current topics and positions on the nature-culture or nature-technology relationship in cultural studies and technoscience. Questions about the right way to deal with nature – both in the sense of a fundamental definition of the position of environmental ethics and in the sense of application-oriented fields of questioning, for example in the sustainability discourse – meet with determinations about the role of philosophical theory of nature in the context of natural science and philosophy of science. Last but not least, the possible topics of the series also include positions on the aesthetics of nature, debates on the opportunities and limits of naturalism, the anthropological search for the nature inside ourselves, or the discussion of nature as a remnant within a comprehensively technologically and industrially shaped civilisation.