Scientia et Fides

ISSNs: 2300-7648, 2353-5636

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    Transhumanismo y Gnosis: Un Paralelismo.Stefano Abbate - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):197-217.
    Transhumanism and Gnosis: A Parallelism The aim of this paper is to draw a parallel between the phenomenon of gnosis and transhumanism together with its ultimate version, posthumanism. After some methodological clarifications, the paper focuses on four confrontational axes: self-recognition, cosmic and anthropological dualism, the meaning of morality, death and suffering, and finally the promise of salvation. Finally, the two doctrines are framed within the context of the Gnostic revolution, emphasizing the sense of uprootedness and post-modernity to explain the resurgence (...)
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    From Absolute Mind to Zombie: Is Artificial Intelligence Possible?Moritz Ernst Maria Bilagher - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):155-176.
    The dream of achieving artificial intelligence and, in particular, artificial consciousness, is reflected in mythologies and popular culture as utopia and dystopia. This article discusses its conceptual possibility. It first relates the desire to realise strong AI to a self-perception of humanity as opposed to nature, metaphorically represented as gods or God. The realisation of strong AI is perceived as an ultimate victory on nature or God because it represents the crown of creation or evolution: conscious intelligence. The paper proceeds (...)
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    The Man of the Shroud of Turin: Is He Dead or Alive?Bernardo Hontanilla Calatayud - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):91-114.
    It has been assumed that the person represented on the Shroud of Turin is dead and the image corresponds to a person dead from crucifixion. We have conducted an analysis of the cadaveric data of a body and the presence of face life signs and we could think that the image could corresponds to a living person. Therefore, it might correspond to a man starting a getting up gesture. If we examine the Gospels, a remarkable symmetry is found between the (...)
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    Valoración ética de la Modernidad según Alasdair MacIntyre.Jorge Martín Montoya Camacho - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):281-291.
    Ethical assessment of Modernity according to Alasdair MacIntyre Can morality be understood in isolation from the social, cultural, political and economic orders in which it arises and develops? Does the intellectual interest in morality of our time require more than the analysis of ethical theories? Alasdair MacIntyre's answers to these questions are shown through a lifetime's work, in which he has developed an ethical analysis of Modernity. The book "Ethical assessment of modernity according to Alasdair MacIntyre", by Hernando José Bello (...)
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    Evolución y relato: más allá del neodarwinismo y el diseño inteligente.Manuel Cruz Ortiz de Landázuri - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):29-48.
    Evolution and Story: Beyond Neo-Darwinism and Intelligent Design This article analyses evolution from a philosophical perspective, contrasting the problems raised by both Neo-Darwinism and Intelligent Design theory. First, I discuss some of the problems that Synthetic theory presents from a scientific point of view, as well as the philosophical problems involved in the Neo-Darwinism of Dawkins, Dennett, Monod and Ruse. I argue that Neo-Darwinism, although presented as a scientific doctrine, is in fact fundamentally philosophical, and presents some important problems that (...)
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    Hacia una política de la discapacidad encarnada.Francisco Santamaría Egurrola - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):219-238.
    Towards a politics of embodied disability The political treatment of disability has received a new impulse during the second half of twentieth Century. Within this impulse, the so named “social model of disability” supports that disability is a social construct, derived from the oppression that a capitalist society exercises over a minority with impairments. Thus, the social model of disability establishes a radical dichotomy between impairment and disability which relegates our corporal condition to the shadow of the discussion. Soon, within (...)
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    The Human Conscience Between Witnessing and Discernment: Heidegger, Ricoeur and Beyond.Robert Grzywacz - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):115-132.
    The paper deals with the problem of human conscience as an attentional mode of being that effectuates an original capacity for discernment. Such an undertaking, after the necessary terminological and phenomenological clarifications, requires one to cope with its specific background, especially the critique of the moral worldview and the postmetaphysical setting of contemporary thinking. Taking into consideration the Heideggerian view of the matter, I reflect on the doubts Ricoeur addressed to the former, and take advantage of Ricoeur’s early philosophy to (...)
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    In Favour of Dispositional Explanations. A Christian Philosophy Perspective with Some References to Economics.Łukasz Hardt - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):239-261.
    From among philosophical concepts of explanation those referring to causes have been the most influential. The aim of this paper it to show that a particular kind of causal explanations, namely dispositional explanations are particularly suited to explain the workings of the world. Apart from purely philosophical arguments, I claim that the view treating dispositions as important elements of the basic ontology of nature is in line with the Christian worldview and the ways God impacts the world. Also, this paper (...)
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    El naturalismo cientificista como pseudorreligión y anti-teología natural.Moisés Pérez Marcos - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):73-90.
    Scientist naturalism as pseudo religion and anti-natural theology After exposing the basic ideas of the naturalistic worldview, an attempt is made to show that naturalism is an interpretation of science that has an inescapable "mythological" dimension, in the sense that Midgley gives to this expression. This does not discredit it on principle but means that we cannot accept it uncritically by the mere fact that it appeals to the natural sciences to justify its validity. It is then argued that the (...)
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    Rationality and Human Fulfilment Clarified by a Thomistic Metaphysics of Participation.Andrew Mullins - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):177-195.
    A Thomistic metaphysics of participation in being offers an account of rationality that is more complete and coherent than that of nonreductive physicalism. It is a reasoned understanding of how an embodied intellectual subject shares in being and intellectual life. This metaphysical framework supports an understanding of rationality as a participated power, and an essential property of human nature empowering persons to know reality and make choices accordingly. Human fulfilment in truth and love is a consequence of the grounding of (...)
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    Gestar una cultura de acompañamiento como clave para la formación en la universidad desde la mirada de Benedicto XVI.Fernando Viñado Oteo & Susana Miró López - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):133-154.
    Promote a Mentoring Culture as Cornerstone to University Learning Process under Benedict XVI’s View Benedict XVI’s idea of University invites us to reconsider its original vocation: the pursuit of truth, the transmission of values, the fruitful dialogue between Sciences and Humanities, and the synthesis of knowledge embodied in educators and students. From the study and analysis of his texts, we propose the university as a privileged place to recover the integral formation that concerns the whole person and that longs for (...)
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    Fundamental Theology at the Crossroads: Challenges and Alternatives After a Long Maturation.Lluis Oviedo Oviedo - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):49-71.
    Fundamental Theology has undergone a slow evolution, as many other theological disciplines, since its inception in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. The lapsed time invites us to reflect about the current situation in this field and to what extent that theological section is pursuing its main objectives, especially for its teaching at different levels. After examining several issues that could have influenced that development, some suggestions for advancing the field and its teaching will also be given. Indeed, both (...)
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    Saint Paul's Thorn in the Flesh: A Dermatological Weakness?Antonio Macaya Pascual, Ignacio Manresa Lamarca & Jaime Piquero Casals - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):9-27.
    Saint Paul's "thorn in the flesh" has been the subject of much controversy in medical, historical and religious literature. It was crucial for the development of Paul's theology and, therefore, its study is important for a better understanding of early Christianity. The purpose of this article is to review the available evidence on this issue, perform a historical and medical critical analysis and suggest plausible diagnosis that have not been previously published in scientific literature. Our research on primary sources seem (...)
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    Cosmic Proportions and Human Significance.Jim Slagle - 2022 - Scientia et Fides 10 (1):263-278.
    A common misperception, both within academia and without, is that the premodern, Judeo-Christian picture of the universe was of a small, cramped one. This allowed people to believe that the Earth and its inhabitants were the most important thing in it. But this misfires in several ways: First, the premodern cosmos is only small in comparison to what contemporary science has discovered, not absolutely. Second, the premoderns felt just as insignificant as we do in light of the universe’s size, but (...)
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