Key-Note Talks

  • Person, Self-Knowledge and the Meaning of Life

    Alfredo F. Marcos Martínez holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona and is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Valladolid. He has been a visiting researcher at Cambridge and Rome. He has taught and lectured at numerous universities in Spain, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, France, Argentina and Poland. He lectures on history and philosophy of science, bioethics, science communication. He has published a dozen books and more than sixty articles and chapters on the history and philosophy of science, environmental ethics, bioethics, philosophy of biology, science communication and Aristotelian studies. He coordinates the philosophy of science section of the journal Investigación y Ciencia. He has been director of the department of philosophy at the University of Valladolid. He has been member of the bioethics committees of several hospitals. He currently coordinates the Interuniversity PhD in Logic and Philosophy of Science.

  • The Mind, the Brain, and the Self

    Ángela Suburo has a PhD in Medicine (Universidad de Buenos Aires), and she specializes in neurosciences. She is a Senior Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and she is also Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Universidad Austral. She is member of several associations: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Chairperson of the Retinal Cell Biology section), Society for Neuroscience, International Society for Eye Research, Asociación de Investigación en Visión y Oftalmología, Sociedad Argentina de Neuroquímica and Sociedad Argentina de Investigación Clínica. She leads a group of young researchers dedicated to the study of neurodegenerative diseases in the retina and in the brain. She has written numerous articles. In 2011 her work “Mecanismos de protección de los fotorreceptores: papel de los glucocorticoides” received the Nocetti and Tiscornia Prize, awarded by the National Academy of Medicine (Buenos Aires).

1st Round Table: Can Philosophy Provide an Interpretative Framework to Neuroscientific Studies?

  • Jorge Insúa

    Jorge T. Insúa graduated as a Physician at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1978 and trained in various specialties. He was a resident of hospitals in Argentina and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York). Author of a master’s thesis in bioethics, geriatrics and health services, he divides his time between clinical care, research and teaching, performing at the UBA, at the University Hospital Austral and at the Favaloro University.

  • Pascual Gargiulo

    Pascual A. Gargiulo is a doctor in medicine, specialist in psychiatry and legalistic doctor by the National University of Cuyo. He is professor of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of that university and an independent researcher at CONICET. He is founder and current director of the Laboratory of Neurosciences and Experimental Psychology. He has concentrated his research on epistemological and experimental approaches to psychopathological disorders, including applications of neurosciences in education.

  • Juan Esteban de Erquiaga

    Juan Esteban de Erquiaga is a psychiatrist by the University of Buenos Aires. He obtained a Fellowship in Liaison Psychiatry at Universidad Austral (2013) and is currently part of the Psychiatry Service Staff at the Austral Hospital.

2nd Round Table: Which Neuroscientific Findings Enlighten in a Novel Way our Understanding of the Human Person?

  • Ivana Anton Mlinar

    Ivana Anton Mlinar has a PhD in Philosophy from the National University of Cuyo – UNCuyo (as a grantee from DAAD in the Husserl-Archiv of the Cologne University, Germany). She is a Junior Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and she is Professor of Philosophy of Language at the UNCuyo. She is director of the journals Philosophiaand Revista de Fenomenología y Ciencia Cognitiva (with Jethro Masís). She directs the research project “Fenomenología y neurociencias: perspectivas en torno a la empatía” (UNCuyo) [Fenomenology and Neuroscience: Perspectives on Empathy].

  • Juan Pablo Roldán

    Juan Pablo Roldán has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He teaches philosophy at that university in the career of Psychology, where he leads an interdisciplinar philosophical and psychological seminar . He is also professor of History of Modern Philosophy at the University of North St. Thomas Aquinas.

  • Agustina Lombardi

    Agustina Lombardi is Research Assistant at the Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford, and PhD student at the Universidad Católica Argentina, where she got her degree in Philosophy in 2011. In 2014 she obtained a scholarship from the University of Oxford for a Master’s degree in Modern Theology. Her area of interest is the phenomenology of the person, in relation to scientific research on freedom and the personal self. She is Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Austral University.