Fundación Xavier Zubiri LSI
Fundación Xavier Zubiri
This society consolidates and brings together the efforts an elite group of researchers and scholars in Spain interested in considering themes on the relationship between modern science and religions, using the philosophy of Xavier Zubiri as an inspiration and guide for exploring this relationship. Practitioners, scholars, and researchers in medicine, theology, philosophy, metaphysics, history, and physics come together for dialogue, outreach planning, and offering public forums. The early stages of this new project commenced with a wide-ranging historical review of Zubiri’s perspectives in physics and quantum mechanics, biology, and the nature of intelligence in scientific and other forms of knowledge. Zubiri’s work promotes an integral epistemology, permitting links within forms of knowledge, including religious forms of knowledge. The group seeks integration of these historical themes in light of contemporary foci in scientific advances. The next stage of the group’s considerations is reviewing Zubiri’s views on religion and the nature of religious knowledge; drawing upon his notions of the relationship between human reason and revelation, metaphysics and its relationship with the natural sciences. The third period of research and dialogue will seek to establish specific relationships between science and faith in Zubiri’s works, as applicable to contemporary times. Some specific questions such as the relationship between God and the world; the meaning of creation in monotheism; problems of the human psyche; and the notion of freedom will draw upon previous results of deliberation. In collaboration with other societies in the Iberian network, this group contributes to an over-arching program to create accessible and broadly based materials in science and religion for a full spectrum of educational contexts. A public program designed to invite participants from area academic and communities at large complements the work of the group. Matching funds are provided by the Fundación Xavier Zubiri.