The Kassel group consists of six members, the team leader, four PhD students, and a master student. The group deals for a longer time already with onto-epistemic aspects of a holistic theory, mainly comprising of topics on a possible unification of the sciences, dealing with interactions among ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics as visualized in terms of traditional philosophy as well as modern approaches, - recently also within the philosophical framework of the local IAG (interdisciplinary study group on philosophical problems of foundation) at the University of Kassel.
The team leader, Rainer E. Zimmermann, holds a PhD both in mathematics and philosophy, a German physics diploma, and an English DIC in mathematical physics, as well as a habilitation in the philosophy of nature. He is professor of philosophy at the university of applied sciences in Munich, and Privatdozent at the University of Kassel. He has been working on holistic subjects for a long time, having published a number of books/monographies on various topics, and about 160 articles in journals or volumes of collected essays. Last year, he was a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, England, and a Visiting Scholar to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.
Wolfram Voelcker holds a diploma and a PhD in political economics, and a master in philosophy. He is working on interdisciplinary aspects of chaos theory, and on social and ethical implications of theories related to this subject. This is also topic of his PhD work in philosophy.
Annette Schlemm holds a physics diploma. She is specialized on problems in cosmology, chaos theory, and the philosophy of science, and deals mainly in her PhD work with possible concepts of law in nature as well as with their social and political implications.
Doris Zeilinger holds a master in sociology and political science, and in her PhD work she deals mainly with educational aspects of scientific languages, and with the mediation of modern holistic concepts in the sciences, also with a view to their ethical implications.
Sabine Ley is a master student of philosophy. She is specialized in the development of philosophical languages from the late middle-ages until the modern times, with a view to the search for a universal language. Her master thesis is dealing with such aspects.
Altogether, for the group, the introduced research programme offers an appropriate occasion to join an international co-operation combining various approaches to one general topic, dealing mainly with holistic aspects of philosophy. The group may add to the co-operation's competence by bringing their own conception into the programme, combining the most recent research in the sciences with a modern approach to what philosophy can still mean today.