«Determinism and Indeterminism: From Science to Philosophy in the Spanish-Speaking Academic Community» is a three-year project aimed at promoting dialogue among physicists, biologists, neuroscientists, philosophers, and theologians to explore the impact of recent scientific discoveries on topics related to the determinism/indeterminism of nature (e.g., the Hamiltonian modal interpretation of quantum mechanics, discoveries in chemiosmosis, and recent reevaluations of Libet’s experiments). The project is led by the Institute of Philosophy at the Universidad Austral and has been made possible through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
The project revolves around significant questions in contemporary science and seeks to systematically cross the boundaries of traditionally considered scientific, philosophical, or theological topics. It specifically addresses the challenge of achieving interdisciplinary understanding and acquiring a common technical vocabulary to foster dialogue among researchers in Spanish-speaking countries from various disciplines. The goal is to promote high-level interdisciplinary research and develop a regional network of researchers interested in these issues. Additionally, the project aims to catalyze the creation of similar interdisciplinary projects in the region and in collaboration with institutions from other countries.
The project’s activities include a monthly research seminar and three intensive Interdisciplinary Research Weeks. The project also envisions the publication of several collective volumes of academic papers and the writing of three popular science books. Through two competitions, the best journalistic articles related to project topics published in Latin American print media between June 1, 2013, and May 31, 2015, will be awarded.
The project’s website is: http://www.austral.edu.ar/filosofia-deteind