Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

The Big History and its Philosophical Potential
Project IdGA23-05800S
Main solverMgr. David Černín, Ph.D.
Period1/2023 - 12/2025
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
AnotationBig History is an innovative interdisciplinary field that expands rapidly to encompass parts of disciplines that infer knowledge of the past from cosmology to evolutionary biology, geology to archaeology. This research proposal offers a new prism to examine this emerging scientific synthetic discipline, the obstacles it may face, and most significantly, its methods, concepts, and knowledge. The proposed project aims to provide a comprehensive philosophical analysis of the concept of Big History, focusing on ontology, epistemology, and methodology. The research team will cooperate with many leading international experts from different historical sciences to provide an accurate and exhaustive analysis of this new science that is significant for historical education and historical consciousness. The researchers share a background in the philosophy of historiography, which represents a perfect departure point for an exploration of the philosophy of Big History.