Texts, articles and reviews with the label: 'freedom'.
summaryThe purely scientific study of freedom faces internal contradictions derived from what science itself can achieve, which invalidate any attempt in that direction. A methodological solution is pointed out in order to adequately approach the problem.
Author: Juan Arana Cañedo-Argüelles
summary roundtable about the book Encubrimiento y verdad: algunos rasgos diagnósticos de la sociedad actual. It analyses the concealment of truth that begins in modernity and continues in postmodernity, in a dynamic that has to do with a game of power in action.
Author: Jorge Martín Montoya and José Manuel Giménez Amaya
summary: review by Juan Arana from the book Joaquín M. Fuster, Cerebro y libertad. Los cimientos cerebrales de nuestra capacidad para elegir (Barcelona, Ariel, 2016. 375 pp.); sample his explanation of human freedom, naturalistic but without scientific simplifications.
Author: Juan Arana.
summary: Intelligent systems will make ethically charged decisions. Can we teach ethics to machines? Artificial intelligence is explained, and how a computational system can modify its behaviour by learning from the environment, or from human beings.
Author: Gonzalo Génova.
summary: Summarises the book Origins of Man. It starts from the biological understanding of the human being, to look for the origin of culture and other peculiarities: affectivity, conscience and freedom. The naturalistic vision of man is not able to explain the origin of these facets.
Author: Francisco Rodríguez Valls
summary: Benjamin Libet's experiments on the temporal sequence in the electrophysiology of certain voluntary acts have produced a discussion in Philosophy and neuroscience. Many authors have seen in them a convincing test against the existence of free actions. More recent experiments, carried out with fMRI or deep electrodes, seem to lead to the same conclusion. However, the argumentation followed by their defenders has received important criticism.
Author: José Manuel Muñoz Ortega
summary: Communication on the scientific vision and the human vision of reality, which, in contrast to the former, allows us to discover God.
Author: Héctor L. Mancini
summary presentation and from of Science, Reason and Faith, 21 December 2010. Heisenberg's indeterminacy principle, its classical physical interpretation, and its application to scientific theories on the nature of consciousness, with some final considerations.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda summary seminar room group
summaryIt describes how reflection is linked to the human condition, the current influences that affect it negatively, the basic attitudes that need to be cultivated in order to foster it, contemporary challenges and the importance of not losing the capacity for wonder.
Author: Jutta Burgraff
summary: It presents some philosophical assumptions that are influencing the neuroscientific study of freedom, as well as certain problems that arise from Neuroscience itself in its global understanding of brain functioning, the neural networks themselves and the neurobiological integration of attention, important phenomena for a proper neurobiological understanding of freedom. He criticises a purely reductionist view of free will. He comments on the modern concept of freedom and the need for interdisciplinarity to address these issues. sample a subtle persistence of dualism in some of the approaches that study freedom and recovers the concept of life in the understanding of human activity.
Author: José Manuel Giménez Amaya
summaryComplete index of Mariano Artigas' book 'Ciencia, Razón y Fe'. Pamplona: Eunsa, 2004.
Author: Mariano Artigas
summary: Lecture given at the conference Closing ceremony of the Master's Degree in Bioethics. Universidad Católica San Antonio (Murcia), 21 January 2011.
Author: Sergio Sánchez-Migallón
summaryThis article examines some problems related to the notion of emergence when trying to explain the mind with it. Some paradoxes of this notion are also shown and a certain return to Aristotelianism is proposed in order to face these problems. The difficulty of establishing the limits between Philosophy and science is mentioned, as well as the connection of this problem with those related to emergence.
Author: Santiago Collado González
Author: Juan Luis Lorda
summary: Interview with José Ignacio Murillo in Ambos mundos on freedom, genetic determinism, environmental influence and neuroethics.
Author: Daniel Capó
summary: Interdisciplinary approach from Philosophy and neuroscience.
Author: José Ángel Lombo and José Manuel Giménez Amaya
summary: article on the three possible global explanations of reality: materialism, pantheism and creationism, with reflections on how the only coherent vision is the creationist one and its connection with the Christian faith.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda
summary: presentation on the neurobiological instructions of human action: voluntary movement, the basal ganglia in the enrichment and selection of actions, and the network of ventromedial cerebral cortex, entrance nuclei of the basal ganglia and substantia nigra in decision-making.
Author: Javier Bernácer
summary: For many neuroscientists and philosophers of mind, the phenomenon of freedom can be fully explained by neuroscience. This work attempts to show that a careful study of the status and perspectives of Neuroscience reveals the extent to which this thesis is problematic.
Author: José M. Giménez-Amaya and José I. Murillo
summary: Article on the origin and contents of neuroethics: scientific meetings core topic and positions of Adina L. Roskies, Judy Illes, Martha Farah, Thomas Fuchs, Walter Glannon, Jonathan Moreno and Neil Levy.
Author: Sergio Sánchez-Migallón Granados and José Manuel Giménez Amaya
Author: Antonio Pardo
summary: review of the seminar room of the CRYF of 18 December 2007, which summarises the main discussion paper of Professor José Manuel Giménez Amaya.
Author: José Manuel Giménez Amaya
Author: Enrique Moros
Author: Javier Sánchez-Cañizares
summary: This article is about the experiment of Libet and his colleagues on conscious decisions and others inspired by it. The discussion concentrates especially on two themes. Firstly, on the relation between consciousness and time. And, secondly, on the idea of freedom that is presupposed in these experiments.
Author: José Ignacio Murillo and José Manuel Giménez-Amaya