Key-Note Talks

  • How did the Personalization of Man's Biological Fabric Take Place?

    August 6, 2018

    Juan Arana studied philosophy and physics at the Universities of Navarra and Complutense of Madrid. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Seville, where he has been Professor of Philosophy since 1986. He was a Humboldt scholar and visiting professor at several German universities, in Paris, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Mexico City, Bogotá and Santiago de Chile. He is a member of the Leibniz Society of Spain and of the Contemporary School of Humanities in Madrid. He specializes in the relationships between philosophy, science, religion and literature. He has founded and directed three journals: Estudios Bibliográficos de Filosofía, Thémata, and Naturaleza y Libertad.

  • The Role of Positive and Negative Empathy in Prosocial Behavior

    August 7, 2018

    Belén Mesurado has a degree in Psychology (Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino), and a PhD in Psychology (Universidad Nacional de San Luis). She is a Research Associate of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) based at the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Mathematics and Experimental Psychology (CIIPME). She works on issues related to Positive Psychology, focusing on the study of family and psycho-emotional factors in promoting prosocial behavior. She performed studies on optimal experience (flow), linked to the promotion of prosocial activities and academic commitment in childhood and adolescence.