Javier Sánchez Cañizares (University of Navarra – Pamplona, Spain)
Singular Universe.

Juan Arana (University of Seville – Seville, Spain)
The unexplained conscience. Essay on the limits of naturalistic comprehension. 


Gonzalo Génova and María del Rosario González Martín
(University Carlos III and University Complutense – Madrid, Spain)
Ethics for engineers: between survival and dignity.

John C. Cavadini, James Martin, Patricia Bellm y Christopher T. Baglow
(University of Notre Dame – Indiana, United States)

Catholic Educators to Engage the Dialogue Between Science and Religion.

Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Juan Arana

María del Rosario González

Gonzalo Génova

John C. Cavadini

James Martin

Patricia Bellm

Christopher T. Baglow

Brad Gregory

David Wilkinson


Honorable Mentions

Brad Gregory (Universidad de Notre Dame – Indiana, Estados Unidos)
The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society.

David Wilkinson (Universidad de Durham – Durham, Estados Unidos)
Science, Religion and the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence.


  • Chad Engelland and Brian Engelland  – University of Dallas (Dallas, USA) and The Catholic University of America (Washington DC, USA).
    Consumerism, Marketing, and the Cardinal Virtues.
  • Denis Larrivee – Loyola University (Chicago, USA).
    Realigning the Neural Paradigm for Death.
  • María Prieto Ursúa – Pontifical University Comillas (Madrid, Spain).
    Forgiveness and Health. Introduction to the Psychology of Forgiveness.
  • Omowumi Ogunyemi – Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos, Nigeria). 
    The Unity of Autobiographical temporality of the Narrative Self in Contemporary. Psychology and Neuroscience: A Philosophical Study.
  • Paul Watson – University of Tennessee (Tennessee, USA).
    Ideological Surround Model and the Post-Postmodern Expansion of Reason.
  • Paulina Taboada Rodríguez – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, Chile).
    Sedation at the End-of-life: an Interdisciplinary Approach.
  • Giuseppe Tanzella – Nitti – Pontifical University of Santa Croce (Rome, Italy).
    Reappraising the Human within Science, not against Science. The 9-year SISRI Teaching Program.
  • Pablo López Raso – University Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid, Spain).
    The dialogue with the incomprehensible. Pedagogy of contemporary art through its communicative dimensions.


The members of the jury of the 2nd edition of the Expanded Reason Awards met on 18 and 19, July 2018 at the University Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid.

Members of the jury (from left to right): Javier Prades, Pierluca Azzaro (secretary of the jury), Daniel Sada, Federico Lombardi, Andrew Briggs, Paolo Benanti, Stefano Zamagni, Rafael Vicuña.

Federico Lombardi

President of the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger – Benedicto XVI. + info

Daniel Sada

Rector of the University Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid, España). + info

Paolo Benanti

Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) + info

Stefano Zamagni

Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy)  + info

Andrew Briggs

Professor of Nanomaterials at Oxford University (Oxford, UK)  + info

Rafael Vicuña

Professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, Chile)
+ info

Javier Prades

Professor of Systematic Theology, San Dámaso University (Madrid, Spain) + info

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