Claudia Vanney y Juan F. Franck


Claudia E. Vanney is Doctor in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires and Doctor in Philosophy from the Universidad de Navarra. She is the head of the Institute of Philosophy at the Universidad Austral, where she runs several interdisciplinary research programs. She is currently focused on the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology, with a particular interest in the philosophy of physics.

Juan F. Franck is Doctor in Philosophy from the Internationale Akademie für Philosophie (Liechtenstein). Currently he teaches modern philosophy at the Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino and is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy (Universidad Austral). His current research interests include the philosophical problems linked to cognitive sciences.

Besides other publications, in recent years both have collaborated in developing the Interdisciplinary Austral Dictionary for Sciences, Philosophy and Theology, which they have edited alongside Ignacio Silva..

The book, Determinism or indeterminism? Great questions from science to philosophy, is the result of a collaborative work between physicists, biologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and theologians from over 15 universities in 6 different countries. During the years 2013-2015 the editors promoted several activities focused on the discussion concerning determinism in nature, delving into the epistemological, anthropological and meaning-of-life questions. The researching itinerary that was put to the test led to a broadening of the scientific horizon in favor of a transdisciplinary perspective that included theology and philosophy. This book is the outcome of these efforts. Each chapter was co-written by a scientist and a philosopher who pursued the dialogue until an integrated text was reached.