Theory of knowledge research laboratory

Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Research and documentation in the field of the history of the theory of knowledge.

Area(s) of Expertise

This laboratory is linked to the Canada Research Chair in the Theory of Knowledge, the objective of which is to develop, in relation with current discussions regarding the philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences, certain ideas on knowledge, mind and language initially advanced at the end of the Middle Ages by the so-called “nominalist” school. The lab features work areas for students and interns, equipped with appropriate tools (computers, printers, high-speed Internet access, etc.). Above all, the lab has a collection of specialized documents on medieval nominalism. The lab also provides a unique resource for dialogue between the history of theories of knowledge (especially medieval) and cutting-edge cognitive science research.

Research Services

Research on the history of theories of knowledge, documents on nominalism and theories of knowledge, holding of seminars, international workshops and meetings, document printing, microfilm reading

Sectors of Application
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media

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Description of function

Theory of knowledge research laboratory

Main office (22.24 square metres)

Houses work and meeting spaces, as well as the document centre, a presentation board (122 x 244 cm) and file storage spaces.


8.35-square-metre office  

Work space for student assistants, storage areas, office equipment (staplers, pens, telephone).


Two computers with Internet access



Two printers




Microfilm reader



Collection of specialized documents (about 500 books and a number of offprints)

Documents about the history of theories of knowledge, especially medieval theories.


100 issues of periodicals



2 bulletin boards



Showcase (122 x 122 cm)

Information about the Canada Research Chair’s most recent publications.