Claudia Vanney

  • Professor of Epistemology, Philosophy Institute, Universidad Austral, Argentina.
  • Director of the Philosophy Institute
  • Professor of Physics (School of Engineering), Universidad Austral, Argentina.


Claudia E. Vanney is the Director of the Philosophy Institute, Professor of Epistemology (Philosophy Institute), Professor of Physics (School of Engineering), and member of the Governing Board of Universidad Austral (Argentina). She has a PhD in Physics (Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2004) and a PhD in Philosophy (Universidad de Navarra, 2007). She is the author of ‘Principios Reales y Conocimiento Matemático’ (Eunsa 2008), editor of ‘Fronteras del Determinismo Científico’ (with Olimpia Lombardi, Biblioteca Nueva 2015), ‘¿Determinismo o Indeterminismo? Grandes Preguntas de las Ciencias a la Filosofía’ (with Juan F. Franck, Logos 2016), ‘¿Quiénes Somos? Cuestiones en Torno al Ser Humano’ (with Miguel Pérez de Laborda & Francisco Soler Gil, 2018), and author of numerous journal articles. She was an academic visitor to Universidad de Navarra (Spain), and is a regular visitor to the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford (UK). She has been Principal Investigator of 14 research grants involving scholars in more than a dozen of countries, with special focus in Spanish-speaking ones. Her main research interests refer to interdisciplinary dialogue, including issues in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and science and religion. In 2017 she received the Expanded Reason Award, an international award that recognizes innovation in scientific research based on Benedict XVI’s proposal to broaden the horizons of reason. Dr Vanney is the editor of Diccionario Interdisciplinar Austral: Ciencias, Filosofía y Teología, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Zygon, Arbor, Studia Poliana, Naturaleza y Libertad, and Quaerentibus.

Academic biography

Research topics

I am currently working on epistemology of interdisciplinary research, with a special focus on virtue epistemology. I am particularly interested in identifying the intellectual virtues required for interdisciplinary research between science and philosophy/theology, and order to design strategies to train them.

Contributions to

Justice and Trust in Interdisciplinary Research (Disciplinary Note)
Discipline(s): Humanities
Theology: Justice