The primary objective of CAPS is to facilitate and promote theoretical research, debate and reflection in the social sciences and humanities. The centre is interdisciplinary in nature, and it promotes collaborative work with theoretically interested researchers at other departments across the social sciences and the humanities both in a Danish context and internationally.
CAPS offers a vibrant and pluralist intellectual culture. The researchers at the centre study critical theory, theorizing processes, philosophy of language, performativity, secularism, normative political theory, American pragmatism, subjectivity, and new species of phenomenology. They are often engaged in empirical research besides their theoretical interests.