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ERCm 2018 : Expanded Reason Community


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Submission Deadline Jun 29, 2018
Categories    faith   sciences   dialogue   theology

Call For Papers

June (deadline for receipt of proposals: June 29th)
September (deadline for receipt of proposals: September 26th)
November (deadline for receipt of proposals November : 28th)

The originals will be sent in Spanish or English written in Microsoft Word (Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1,5), being accepted as Studies (draft - max 5,000 characters) or Notes (draft- max 2,000 characters), including title, summary and keywords in Spanish and English.

The languages accepted for the contributions are preferably Spanish and English. Works in other languages may not be accepted.


The direction of the Expanded Reason Awards will decide the publication of the works. The articles will be selected by a rigorous anonymous peer review process to ensure their originality, relevance and adequacy to the objectives of the call for papers.

The selected proposals will be published on the Digital Deposit area of the Expanded Reason Awards website to allow the exchange of opinions with other researchers.


In the context of research focused on going beyond the pragmatism and scientism that guides our society in general, and the academic world in particular—a reality that prevents the integrating knowledge and broader understanding of reality that encompasses the objects of study in an orderly manner—the Expanded Reason Community opens this Call for Papers to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and to promote a dialogue that seeks to answer those questions that arise when scientific rationality can´t fully respond to reality.

We are conscious of the need for a dialogue that starts from the sciences and reaches towards Philosophy and/or Theology, a dialogue which may allow us to extricate ourselves from a self-referential sense of reason that has become independent of the roots that give it meaning.

Researchers are called to submit works that seek to promote university answers to these questions: anthropological, epistemological, ethical and meaning. They are, at least, the questions that allow us to seek the knowledge of the ultimate truth.

The selection of scientific, theoretical and empirical works, as well as teaching works that preferably include innovations in the teaching of subjects based on the four questions, will be published on our website and will become part of a monograph to be published around January 2019.


Papers should be sent by e-mail to:

Please indicate: name, surname, contact details and university or centre of provenance.


The proposals should answer the following question in a comprehensive way: WHAT IS THE HUMAN PERSON?

The organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is also welcome. We additionally encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Hereunder we propose some questions which tackle this problem from different areas of knowledge:

Women and men: the same but different?
Are we more than our brain? Indetermination or biological determination
When does human life begin?
What makes man different from other animals?
What can literature say about human life?
Does transhumanism suppose a new ethic for humans?
Which kind of impact has digital consume on human’s life?
Can we talk about mystery in relation to science?
When does human life end?
Does neuroscience demonstrate that our decisions are predetermined?
Is man a product of the culture?
Are we able to know absolute truth?
What are emotions and feelings for?
Why do we suffer? Physical, psychical and spiritual pain?
What is love?
Is family still having a value in society?
What are Human Rights?
What is Natural Law?
Did science replace religion?
Why is religion an universal phenomenon?
What is human dignity?
Can an avatar be free?
Can man be happy?
What can art say about man?

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