recursos_naturales_txt_Orígenes del hombre

Origins of man

Origins of man

seminar from group Science, Reason and Faith.
Francisco Rodríguez Valls. Pamplona, September 18, 2018.


Francisco Rodríguez Valls is Professor of Philosophical Anthropology at the University of Seville, University where he graduated in Philosophy with award Extraordinary and obtained his doctorate. He has made postdoctoral stays of research at the Universities of Oxford, Glasgow, Vienna, Munich and Berlin Technical University. His monographic books on research include The Gaze in the Mirror (2001), Anthropology and Utopia (2009), The Emotional Subject (2015) and Origins of Man (2017). He has translated Thomas Reid's Del Poder (2005) and Thomas Nagel's La mente y el cosmos (2014). He is part of the seminar Permanente Naturaleza y libertad of the University of Seville and is co-director of the interdisciplinary programs of study journal of the same name published by the University of Malaga. He is Visiting Professor in several universities in Colombia and Peru.


In the book Orígenes del hombre (Library Services Nueva. Madrid, 2017), Professor Rodríguez Valls summarizes and evaluates the arguments that the natural science of the last two hundred years and the hermeneutics of the last century have contributed to the explanation and understanding of the human being. Starting from the Darwinian framework of understanding, he reviews the birth of human corporeality and culture and addresses the fundamental themes of anthropology: the origin of affectivity, consciousness and freedom. His purpose is to offer an interdisciplinary update of what we know today of the human with the purpose to establish what constitutes its uniqueness and dignity. In this seminar, the author will expose the keys that vertebrate its content and its main conclusions.