About Geos


Global Epistemologies and Ontologies (GEOS) is a research project of the Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation (KTI) Group of Wageningen University. Our work brings together philosophical and empirical research on global negotiations of knowledge and social-environmental challenges. We aim to understand heterogeneous knowledge about socio-environmental systems by equally heterogeneous actors from Indigenous farmers to laboratory scientists.

Bringing together approaches from ethnobiology and political ecology to philosophy of science and social epistemology, we aim to contribute to critical reflexivity in debates about global challenges such as biodiversity, food production, and public health. Furthermore, we aim to reimagine philosophy as action research that contributes to interventions into social-environmental processes through dialogue with both empirical science and local communities about epistemological and ontological questions.

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No.851004 LOCAL KNOWLEDGE).

  • Our team member Matthias Kramm has been interviewed on the topic of river rights by the Scientific Bureau of the green political party of the Netherlands. You can find the interview under the following link (in Dutch) @WBGroenLinks: wetenschappelijkbureaugroenlinks.nl/tijdschrift/zo…
  • Our team member Matthias Kramm wrote a short blog post (in Dutch) for the philosophy blog "Bij Nader Inzien". You are welcome to take a look at it under the following link @filosofieblog: bijnaderinzien.com/2022/04/04/men…
  • Join our GEOS webinar with @SabinaLeonelli: "The Dilemmas of Openness: Sharing Knowledge Across Research Environments" on Dec 9, 3 pm - 4.30 pm CET. To request the zoom link, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New article "Scientific Pluralism" by GEOS member @DavidLudwigWUR, connecting our debates about heterogenous knowledge with wider developments in philosophy of science. twitter.com/DavidLudwigWUR…
  • Join our GEOS webinar with Laura Rival: "Botanical Ontologies, Science Pluralism, and Indigenous Scholarship: an Anthropological Inquiry" on 4 Nov 5 - 6.30 pm CET. To request the zoom link, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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