University of Barcelona
Academic Year 1996-97
Reliability of Cosmolical Models
Among my academic activities in the last 12 months, I would mention: the lecture “Form, Information and the Ontology of Culture” at the Congress of the Institut International de Philosophie (IIP) in Coimbra (Portugal) on September 10, 2009; the seminar at the Center for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo (Brazil) on December 2-5, 2009; and the eleven-lecture international course on Formal Sciences at the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Lima, Peru) on April 12-16, 2010.
Among my recent publications are the papers “Social factors in the development of genetics and the Lysenko Affair” (In E. Agazzi and others (Eds.), Epistemology and the Social, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008, pp. 143-155) and “Rescher’s evolutionary epistemology” (in Robert Almeder (ed.), Rescher Studies, Heusenstamm: Ontos, 2008, pp. 241-253). This last paper is especially relevant here, as it concerns the Center Co-Chairman Nicholas Rescher. My last books in Spanish include: Lo mejor posible: Racionalidad y acción humana. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2008. La cultura humana. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 2009. Finally, Los cristianos: Historia del pensamiento. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2010.