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The Expanded Reason Collection launches its first publications

The Expanded Reason Collection launches its first publications

Determinism or indeterminism? Big questions from sciences to philosophy edited by Claudia Vanney and Juan F. Franck (Austral University) and Singular Universe by Javier Sánchez Cañizares (University of Navarra) are the first publications in the Expanded Reason Collection launched by the University Francisco de Vitoria Press.

The University Francisco de Vitoria Press launches the Expanded Reason Collection with the aim of promoting academic works that stand out in the dialogue between particular sciences and philosophy/theology, as well as connecting researchers and teachers from all over the world who are interested in this way of working. The Collection is closely linked to the Expanded Reason Awards and already has two publications from previous winners.

Determinism or indeterminism? Big questions from sciences to philosophy is the result of a joint effort of three years, during which physicists, biologists, neuroscientists and philosophers studied the subject of determinism from within an interdisciplinary perspective. The chapters are co-authored by scientists and philosophers and focus on questions of an epistemological, ontological or philosophical-theological nature. Its editors are Claudia E. Vanney and Juan F. Franck from the Austral University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and winners of the 1st edition of the Expanded Reason Awards in the Research category.

Singular Universe by Javier Sánchez Cañizares introduces the reader to the context of contemporary physics to reveal some singularities that occur in our knowledge of the universe. The existence of these singularities points to an emergence of authentic novelties in nature, appealing to the use of an expanded reason that helps to understand the world we inhabit. The work offers a renewed vision of the philosophical reflection of the cosmos. Javier Sánchez Cañizares is the winner of the 2nd edition of the Expanded Reason Awards in the Research category.

Claudia E. Vanney is Doctor in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires and Doctor in Philosophy from the University of Navarra. She is the head of the Institute of Philosophy at the Austral University, where she runs several interdisciplinary research programs. She is currently focused on the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology, with a particular interest in the philosophy of physics.

Juan F. Franck is Doctor in Philosophy from the Internationale Akademie für Philosophie (Liechtenstein). Currently he teaches modern philosophy at the Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino and is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy (Austral University). His current research interests include the philosophical problems linked to cognitive sciences.

 

Javier Sánchez Cañizares (Córdoba, 1970) has a PhD in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM; 1999) and a PhD in Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome (2006). He has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter at the UAM, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Navarra and is currently Associate Professor at the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Navarra. He directs the group “Science, Reason and Faith” (CRYF) and is a researcher of the group “Mind-Brain” of the Institute of Culture and Society. He has published over 60 research articles in physics, philosophy and theology. His main interests focus on the relationship between science and religion, the philosophy of nature and the relevance of quantum mechanics to the understanding of human uniqueness in the universe.

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