Director: Claudia Vanney

Researchers: Claudia Vanney, María Cristina Richaud, Ignacio Aguinalde, Jason Baher (Loyola Marymount University), Nathan Ballantyne (Fordham University), Nathan King (Whitworth University), Nancy Snow (The University of Oklahoma), Paul Harris (Harvard University).

Project Duration: 2021-2024

Amount Awarded: USD 233,544 (John Templeton Foundation) and USD 38,235 (Universidad Austral)

This project will seek to answer the question of how to develop intellectual virtues for research in Science and the Big Questions in Latin America. 1) By identifying the intellectual virtues for collaboration among scientists, philosophers and theologians, analyzed in the context of virtue epistemology and explored with an empirical study of psychology. 2) By training a recently graduated PhD in interdisciplinary research in philosophy and psychology. 3) By updating material in Spanish. 4) By visiting fellowships. 5) By a seminar for Latin American scholars. 6) By a strategic study that will consider the specific circumstances of Latin American scholars.

On the one hand, this project will help to understand better the intellectual virtues required for collaborative work in Science and the Big Questions, and plan how to develop them among Latin American scholars. On the other hand, it will contribute to forge working relationships between Latin American scholars and Anglo researchers working on intellectual character.