Computer simulation is changing science, technology, politics and society – in a way that is probably fundamental, but so far only vaguely understood. The Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology of Computer Simulation is dedicated to researching this change; striving to promote public understanding of simulation methods and the evaluation of its results.
The outstanding feature is that the department is a part of the HLRS. We work side by side with simulation scientists; collaborating in research proposals, publications, events and teaching. It enables us to follow methodical steps in practice in detail. This results in an emphasis that the department places on research: While the philosophy of simulation is usually the science philosophy of simulation, the philosophy of technology plays a greater role.