About the Journal

“Scientia et Fides” (SetF) is an open access online journal published twice a year. It is promoted by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” (CRYF), at University of Navarra.

SetF aims to present rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. For this reason, SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.

"Scientia et Fides" is clasified as Q1 in Philosophy and Q1 in Religious Studies according to Scimago.

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- The Philosopher's Index

 

Announcements


Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021
Call for Papers: Intellectual virtues for interdisciplinary research in Science and the Big Questions

Editors: Claudia E. Vanney and Ignacio Aguinalde (Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad Austral, Argentina)

The goal of the proposed Special Issue of Scientia et Fides is to investigate the benefits of cultivating specific intellectual virtues to facilitate collaborative research at the intersection of science, philosophy and theology.

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Saturday, Jun 20, 2020
Call for Papers: Experimental psychology and the notion of personhood
Philosophers, theologians and psychologists (especially those in the developmental and social fields), share a common interest in the notion of personhood. It is an anchor point that supports a rich phenomenological description of our human experience (embodiment, subjectivity, interiority, relationality, spirituality, morality and transcendence), it accounts for the metaphysical place of man in the great chain of being, and it also reflects the presence of the divine, thus illuminating the foundations of religion. The present call for papers welcomes a wide variety of views and subjects. It aims at overcoming the sterility of overly strict epistemological divides, at the same time as recognizing some necessary methodological distinctions. It therefore endeavors to contribute to an expanded exercise of reason, bringing together mutually illuminating research methodologies. Read more

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Call for Paper: Transhumanism

The Journal Scientia et Fides (ISSN: 2300-7648; E-ISSN: 2353-5636) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Transhumanism”, edited by Prof. Leandro M. Gaitán (Mind-Brain Research Group; Science, Faith and Reason Research Group; School of Education and Psychology ‒ Universidad de Navarra):

During the last two decades, the transhumanist metanarrative has been generating a lot of controversy, both in academic circles and in public opinion. Its proposal of a radical transformation, and even of overcoming the human condition by technological means, entails a diversity of both theoretical and practical problems.

From the theoretical perspective, some problems are the potential advantages and risks of transhumanism, personal identity, new alterities (robots, cyborgs, etc.), equality and social justice in a posthuman future, human/posthuman evolution, nature and nurture in transhumanism, history of transhumanism, literature and transhumanism, death and immortality, religion and transhumanism, and the meaning of life in a posthuman world.

From the practical perspective, some problems are hybridization human-machine, ethics of physical, cognitive, and moral enhancement, defense/security, AI and enhancement, sports and enhancement, and cryonics and mind uploading. The great interest aroused by transhumanism can be observed in the growing number of publications, conferences and workshops that have been dedicated to it.

Following this line, Scientia et Fides welcomes submissions of articles concerning to the abovementioned topics (but not limited to).

Papers are accepted in the following languages: English, Spanish, Polish, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese; and should be submitted, after registration, to Scientia et Fides:
http://apcz.umk.pl/SetF/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us (lgaitan@unav.es)
The submission deadline is 31 May 2019. Please, share with your peers!

Prof. Leandro M. Gaitán

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Current Issue


Call for papers: Intellectual virtues for interdisciplinary research in Science and the Big Questions
Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021

Editors: Claudia E. Vanney and Ignacio Aguinalde (Instituto de Filosofía, Universidad Austral, Argentina)

 

The goal of the proposed Special Issue of Scientia et Fides is to investigate the benefits of cultivating specific intellectual virtues to facilitate collaborative research at the intersection of science, philosophy and theology.

The study and understanding of fundamental questions cannot be addressed by a single discipline. In particular, research in science and religion requires both a theology committed to science and a science open to theological questions. Nevertheless, since each discipline works under a specific theoretical framework, with its own methods and procedures, interdisciplinary research is possible but not easy. A plurality of insights needs to be integrated or coordinated in order to allow for mutual enrichment in collaborative work. The challenge is significant, since interdisciplinary research requires not only learning new contents from a different discipline but also leading an epistemic plurality through a collaborative process involving social cognition.

Papers submitted for review will address the importance of second-personal relatedness in interdisciplinary research, with a special focus on the present state of the art of debates on the intellectual virtues which facilitate: (a) a gradual construction of a common language among scholars with different areas of expertise; (b) a recognition of the diversity of approaches that frame disciplinary contributions; (c) the mutual appreciation and respect among the members of a research team; (d) an attitude of openness and trust among researchers, which is necessary to ensure an attitude of constant openness and the desire to learn from others.

Interdisciplinary papers that include empirical research are also welcome. In particular, if they seek to build a bridge between some intellectual virtues studied by virtue epistemology (e.g., openness and intellectual humility) and some cognitive-emotional traits studied by cognitive psychology (e.g., empathy, mainly in its cognitive dimension of perspective taking, cognitive flexibility), since these characteristics can be evaluated and, with certain limits, also trained.

In recent years, the study of intellectual virtues has been deepened, opening new perspectives to understand the intellectual character required by interdisciplinary research. So, this issue will constitute an excellent opportunity to have a more sophisticated discussion on questions such as: (a) determining which model –e.g. causal or otherwise– best fits the interaction between particular virtues and interdisciplinary work; (b) analyzing empirical studies that confirm or disconfirm these theoretical possibilities; (c) establishing accurate distinctions between certain intellectual virtues in order to understand more precisely the role they play in collaborative epistemic work; (d) carefully considering counterexamples in which certain intellectual vices at the individual level seem to result in a benefit to scientific progress at the group level.

Contributions in English, Spanish, Polish, German, French, Italian, or Portuguese, addressing abovementioned or related topics, may be submitted (after registration) on the journal’s website:

http://apcz.umk.pl/SetF/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

For further information, please contact the editors of the Journal at: piotroszak@umk.pl

Submission deadline: 31 May 2022.

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