Grupo de filosofía de la química de Buenos Aires

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Actividades del Grupo de Filosofía de la Química de Buenos Aires



Número especial de Foundations of Chemistry

After a delay due to involuntary causes, we are pleased to announce that we are going to publish a volume of “Selected Contributions” on occasion of the ISPC 2015 Conference (Rio de Janeiro).

This volume will be published by Springer in "Foundations of Chemistry", and the call for contributions is open not only to those who actually attended the Conference, but also to those researchers that initially were going to attend and later on were unable to. We want to stress that this is not intended to be a volume of proceedings but a sort of special issue on philosophy and history of chemistry inspired by talks and discussions at ISPC 2015.

If you wish your paper to be included in this special issue, the deadline for submission is on September 30th, 2017. Your submission should be e-mailed to

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question. Also, we would be very grateful if you forward this letter to anyone who may be interested.

Please also note that all submissions must conform to the attached «Instructions for Authors». However, you may ignore the instructions for submitting your paper online since you will be sending your submissions directly to us.

Sebastian Fortin, Camilo Martinez Gonzalez, Alfio Zambon and Waldmir Araujo Neto



El día lunes 23 de mayo de 2016 tuvo lugar la defensa de tesis doctoral del integrante de nuestro grupo Juan Camilo Martínez Gonzáles en la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

Título obtenido: Doctor en Epistemología e Historia de la Ciencia
Directores: Dr. Klaus Ruthenberg y Dra. Olimpia Lombardi.

El grupo felicita al nuevo doctor y a sus directores por la excelente labor realizada.




Jornadas Internacionales de Filosofía de la Química

El Grupo de Filosofía de las Ciencias de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la UBA tiene el agrado de invitar a las Jornadas Internacionales de Filosofía de la Química, que contarán con la presencia de los siguientes invitados internacionales:

- Eric Scerri. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, USA.

- Joachim Schummer. University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

- Klaus Ruthenberg. Faculty of Applied Sciences, Coburg University, Germany.

- Pieter Thyssen. Department of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

- Guillermo Restrepo. Laboratorio de Química Teórica, Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia.

Las jornadas se realizarán el lunes 29 de Julio y el lunes 5 de Agosto de 2013, ambos días a partir de las 15 hs, en el Aula 6 (Subsuelo) del Pabellón 2 de Ciudad Universitaria.




Conferencia: A Case for Pluralism in Science

El Grupo de Filosofía de las Ciencias de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la UBA tiene el agrado de invitar a la conferencia que dictará el Prof. Hasok Chang, titulada “A Case for Pluralism in Science”.

El Prof. Chang es uno de los más prestigiosos filósofos de la ciencia de la actualidad. Actualmente es Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science de la Universidad de Cambridge, y ha recibido el Premio Lakatos por su libro Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific Progress (2004).

El encuentro se realizará el lunes 5 de Agosto de 2013 a las 11 hs, en el Aula 6 (Subsuelo) del Pabellón 2 de Ciudad Universitaria.

I present a defence of pluralism in science, with reference to examples taken primarily from chemistry and physics. I argue that it is beneficial to maintain multiple systems of practice in each field of study. There are two types of benefits of plurality. Benefits of toleration arise from simply allowing multiple systems simultaneously, which provides insurance against unpredictability, compensation for the limitations of each system, and multiple satisfaction of any given aim. Benefits of interaction arise from the integration of different systems for specific purposes, the co-optation of beneficial elements across systems, and the productive competition between systems. Pluralism should not be confused with an abdication of judgment: each pluralist has the freedom and responsibility to evaluate the quality and value of scientific work. Pluralism does not need to result in a paralyzing relativism or an uncontrolled dissipation of resources. The pluralist recommendation to proliferate valuable systems of knowledge has concrete implications for scientific practice and science education, and also gives new purpose and approach to the history and philosophy of science, in line with my vision of history and philosophy of science as “complementary science”.


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