Philosophy of the Sciences Group






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GFC at FCEN-UBA is an interdisciplinary research group devoted to research in philosophy and foundations of sciences established in 2003. Since its establishment, the group has gained a significant number of members and has broaden its interests, from the philosophy of physics to the philosophy of chemistry and, more recently, to the philosophy of biology. The group is headed by Dr. Olimpia Lombardi, and is currently structured in 3 sections: chemistry (coordinated by Dr. Martín Labarca), physics (coordinated by Dr. Sebastián Fortin), and biology (coordinated by Dr. Guillermo Folguera).

In GFC, we are convinced that a serious approach to foundations and philosophy of science requires dealing with both the conceptual frameworks of philosophy and the formal-theoretical resources of each scientific discipline. Therefore, a fruitful development of the philosophy of sciences calls for bridging the long-standing and artificial gap between science and philosophy and bringing together the work of professionals in both fields.

Highlights of the Group’s achievements since 2003:

  • 6 books published by foreing publishers.

  • About 180 published papers, more than 135 in international media and more tan 40 in national media.

  • More tan 180 citations, mostly in international media.

  • Several highlighted papers (Highlights, Top 10 Cited, Top 25 Hottest Articles, Most Viewed Articles, etc.) in top international journals (published by Springer and Elsevier).

  • 19 research grants: 3 ANPCyT grants, 5 CONICET grants, 5 UBACyT grants, 1 UNQUI grant, 1 Foundational Questions Institute-FXQi grant, and 4 grants from private institutions. Several of these are still on course.

  • Supervision of over 37 theses:


- 23 PhD theses: 7 at FCEyN-UBA (4 currently on course), 5 at FFyL-UBA (4 currently on course), 1 at la FaHCE-UNLP (on course), 1 at FFyL-UNT (on course), 4 at UNQ (2 en curso), 5 at UNTREF (3 on course).

- 3 MA theses at UNTREF (2 on course)..

- 11 BA theses: 6 at en la FCEyN-UBA (3 on course), 5 at FFyL-UBA (3 on course).

- 23 fellowships: 5 Postdoc (CONICET), 10 doctoral (CONICET), 5 Doctoral (UBACyT), 2 Undergrad (UBA), and 1 Undergrad (CIN).

  • Numerous invitations to give talks in internacional institutions and events, such as Oxford University (UK), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Università della Santa Croce (Italy), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil), Universidad de la República (Uruguay), plenaty conference at IV Congreso Iberoamericano de Filosofía, plenary conference at First Brazilian Meeting on Philosophy of Chemistry, plenary conference at Jornadas Rolando Chuaqui Kettlun, Filosofía y Ciencias (Chile), 12th Annual New Directions in the Foundations of Physics Conference (USA), 2010 Summer Symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (UK), the International Interdisciplinary Workshop on Determinism (Germany), among others.
  • Research stays abroad: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), University of Texas at Austin (USA), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), University of the Basque Country (Spain), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico), Museo de la Amazonia (Brazil), Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile).
  • Co-organization of 8 scientific events: 6 conferences with international speakers at FCEyN-UBA, 2 meetings of the Argentinian Society for Philosophical Analysis.
  • Organization of 2 international workshops: “What is information?” (2015) at FCEyN-UBA (funded by Foundational Questions Institute-FXQi), and “Identity, indistinguishability and non-locality in quantum physics” in 2017.


Working areas

Philosophy of Physics

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Chemistry


Grupo de Filosofía de la Ciencia, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires - Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón II / Buenos Aires, Argentina