Throughout 2014, the Institute of Philosophy received numerous visits from professors and researchers from both national and international universities. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for their presence at our institute.
Dr. Denis Alexander from the Faraday Institute at the University of Cambridge (UK) delivered lectures on «What models are best fit for interactions between science and religion?» and «How does contemporary genetics interact with theological understanding of human identity?» on October 16th and 17th, respectively.
Dr. Gustavo Aucar from the National University of the Northeast discussed «What kind of scientific reality emerges when the microworld of our own universe is explained using the language of quantum field theory?» on October 16th.
On August 7th, Dr. Marta Bertolaso from the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome (Italy) presented her paper during the Workshop of the Second Interdisciplinary Research Week, focusing on understanding the unity of living beings and their relationship with the environment from a systemic approach..
Dr. Cecilia Inés Calero from Torcuato di Tella University gave a lecture titled «Neurosciences and Education. ‘Pequeños maestros’ Project» on May 6th.
Dr. Valeria Cantó-Soler, from Johns Hopkins University (USA) participated in the Workshop as a speaker, discussing the relationship between biological determinism and physicalism and reductionism on August 6th.
Dr. María Cerezo, from the University of Murcia (Spain) was a speaker at the Workshop, addressing the topic of biological information and its relation to determinism on August 7th.
El Dr. Miguel de Asúa, from the National University of San Martín delivered the lecture «Beyond Darwin» on August 4th. He also participated in the «Grandes preguntas» seminar, speaking about the «Key milestones in the discussions between science and religion» on October 16th.
Dr. Guillermo Folguera, from the University of Buenos Aires was a speaker at the Workshop on August 6th, discussing determinism-indeterminism in evolutionary explanations, systemic, and organizational phenomena in biology.
On November 17th, Dr. Georg Gasser from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) gave the lecture «The Naturalization of Man? Prospects and pitfalls.»
Dr. Francisco Güell, from the University of Navarra (Spain) conducted the seminar «Developmental Biology and Characterization of the Living: Scientific Exposition and Open Philosophical Questions» on August 4th and 5th and was a speaker at the Workshop on August 7th.
Dr. Martín Gutiérrez from the University of Montevideo (Uruguay) delivered the lecture «Time, Consciousness, and the Brain» on May 22nd.
Father Francisco Leocata from the Catholic University of Argentina spoke on «The Person and the Sciences of Man» on September 11th.
On October 17th, Dr. Hilary Marlow from the Faraday Institute at the University of Cambridge (UK) gave the lecture «What does it mean to be human?»
Dr. Rafael Martínez from the University of the Holy Cross in Rome (Italy) was a speaker at the Workshop on August 8th, addressing whether the emergence of life on Earth requires divine intervention.
Dr. Hugo Leonardo Rufiner from the National University of Entre Ríos and the National University of Litoral discussed «Computational Intelligence and Bioinspired Systems. Could computers replace humans in the future?» on October 17th.
On June 12th, Dr. Carolina Sartorio from the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) gave the lecture «How not to lose control in a deterministic world.»
Dr. Ignacio Silva from the University of Oxford (UK) presented a paper during the Workshop on August 8th, exploring whether divine providence can act through the random mutations proposed by the theory of evolution.
On August 6th, Dr. Héctor Velázquez Fernández from the Panamerican University (Mexico) was a speaker at the Workshop, discussing determinism-indeterminism in evolutionary explanations, systemic, and organizational phenomena, and their epistemological assumptions.