The Institute of Philosophy was created in 1986 with a clear vocation to cultivate practical philosophy in a broad sense and in its relationship with the sciences, culture and society. Ethical, political and legal reflection, philosophy of history and religion, philosophy and history of science, studies of science, technology and society, as well as gender studies, applied ethics, bioethics, Immigration, multiculturalism, functional diversity, relations between philosophy, literature and iconology constitute some of its thematic nuclei, characterized by the interdisciplinary nature of philosophical thinking. Without neglecting international relations in general and with Europe in particular, from the beginning it was a special effort to strengthen ties with the Latin American community, Aware of the enormous potential that has a language like the Spanish for the humanities. From there was born the ambitious project of the Ibero-American Encyclopedia of Philosophy (EIAF) (link is external).
The Institute of Philosophy publishes the journal of moral and political philosophy Isegoría (link is external) , as well as two electronic journals, one of analytical philosophy, Sorites (link is external) , and another of applied ethics, Dilemata (link is external) . He also publishes several collections of books including Theoria cum praxi (link is external) .
One of IFS 'priority tasks is to become an open and interdisciplinary meeting place. Among the various activities undertaken to achieve this - conferences, symposia, seminars - the Aranguren Philosophy Conferences , which began in March 1992 and which year after year have sought to welcome and give voice to the plural dialogue of the many ways of Do philosophy
ISEGORÍA is a Journal of Moral and Political Philosophy, founded in 1990 and published semiannually by the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC, whose originals focus on the thematic scope of ethical reflection, political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of history , Philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, analytical philosophy, sociology, economics, ecology, feminism and anything that has any relation to the theory and practice of human action.
The REDC publishes original articles of experimental or theoretical research, previously subject to a process of selection and evaluation by pairs, especially in the following fields:
- Measurement of scientific production; Science and Technology Indicators; Bibliometrics. - Networks and Information Systems; Electronic resources; Internet; Websites. - Evaluation of scientific journals and databases. - Libraries and Archives; Treatment, analysis and management of information.
The collection of European Classics aims to rescue from oblivion some fundamental texts to better understand our present, by putting in value the cultural imprint that certain European thinkers have bequeathed to Europe and the world, as would be the case of Cassirer, Marcuse, Plato and Butterfiled . As a complement to this collection of texts, the series of Dialogues with European Classics, which already has a volume dedicated to Shhopenhauer and another to Tocqueville, wants to fulfill in Castilian a role similar to that played by the philosophical Companions
The Theoria cum Praxi project is an activity of a scientific nature, with an informative vocation, promoted by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy of the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC and where the groups and lines of research that integrate it converge. Its external manifestation is concretized in the realization of Periodic Days.