Mind-Brain Group:

Biology and Subjectivity in Contemporary Philosophy and Neuroscience 


The general objectives that are sought are divided into three groups:

  • On the methodological and educative plane:

    •  Provide the means whereby researchers in science may learn the methods and contributions of philosophy, and vice-versa.

    • Interdisciplinary work

    • Ethical and philosophical questions proposed by neuroscience

    •  Train specialists in diverse traditions of thought to engage in dialogue with other philosophical perspectives, with the objective of clarifying common problems.

  • On the scientific plane:

    • An interdisciplinary dialogue between philosophy and the neurosciences.

    • Non-reductionist anthropology.

    • Enrich the language and the hypotheses of the neurosciences with the contributions of philosophy.

    • Offer new paths for developing a biology which is able to integrate the subjective aspects which characterize the human spirit.

  • On the social plane:

    • Contribute to making public opinion more conscious of the complexity and transcendence of the issues relating to human biology.

    • Provide more complete knowledge to the institutions of society (political, business, social aid, etc.) and to all those who must make decisions based on the biological knowledge available concerning the human being.

Principal investigator

José Ignacio Murillo Gómez
Institute for Culture and Society

General contact:
Main Library, University Campus
31009 Pamplona

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