2020-09-15 - 2021-08-31 | Research area: Sustainability Research Philosophy of Biology
Due to the aggravation of environmental problems, scientists are called to develop solutions for a sustainable future. Part of the models scientists develops to explain these problems rely strongly on visual representation in order to strengthen their intelligibility. According to the contextual theory of scientific understanding, the more intelligible is a model, bigger the chances to achieve understanding. This project aims to answer how can ecological understanding be improved through visual representations? This question will be tackled interdisciplinarily between philosophy, ecology and aesthetics. If one of the epistemic goals of science is to explain and understand phenomena, to acquire a good philosophical knowledge about ecological understanding is of utmost importance to improve a sustainable world.