Prof. Dr. Egon Becker

Associate Research Scientist

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    Egon Becker is a co-founder of ISOE and part of the research unit Transdisciplinary Methods and Concepts. His current research concentrates on methodological issues in social ecology, complexity theory and the philosophy of science. He completed his studies in communications engineering, mathematics, physics, philosophy and sociology at the Technical University in Darmstadt and the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He did his doctoral work in theoretical solid state physics at the Technical University, Darmstadt, then did research work at Yale University, USA and Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, where he was Professor for the Study of Science and Higher Education from 1972 until his retirement in 2000. Egon Becker held various guest professorships (including, Kassel, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico) between 1984 and 1993.

    Focus of research

    • Methodological issues in social ecology
    • Complexity theory
    • Philosophy of science