“The Brain and the Personal Self. Can advances in neuroscience enlighten the notion of person?” is a three-year project led by researchers from the Philosophy Institute at Universidad Austral (Argentina).

The importance of this project is a sustained contribution to breaking down the barriers that still hinder a meaningful interdisciplinary dialogue in Argentinian academia. It includes Science-engaged philosophical and theological research, and different activities, which aim to improve the conceptual rigour among scientists and to increase empirical sophistication among philosophers and theologians.

The overall goal of the project is to foster positive, constructive, and productive engagement between neuroscientists, philosophers, and theologians in the Argentinian context. We plan to produce journal publications and a range of communications in local Argentine and international meetings. The project includes an Interdisciplinary Monthly Seminar and two Interdisciplinary Research Weeks, where scientists will engage in discussions with philosophers and theologians in an open dialogue. We also plan to disseminate the interdisciplinary discussions through lectures for scholars, and also across a broad audience through a website, a popular science book, and videos. Throughout this project we expect to produce a significant impact among scholars and in society, promoting cross-disciplinary understanding in Argentina’s academia and the creation of a network of scholars engaged in advanced interdisciplinary research.

This project is possible through the support of a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.