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Philosophy is the activity of thinking beyond the limits of our time with common problems as the starting premise. It enquires about the discourse's conditions and enables a critical analysis to be undertaken, based on concepts that can be shared and discussed. Philosophy is an activity that forms part of our societies' public life. In these times of uncertainty, it is taking on an increasingly important role because it is able to cross the epistemological limits of the different expert languages and think beyond them. 

In its academic application, philosophy enables us to articulate this public discussion logically and connectedly and put the knowledge gained from the Western and non-Western philosophical corpus to answering the major questions asked by the other contemporary sciences. Its function is no longer methodological, as was proposed in the closing years of the 20th century, but problematizing, interpolative, critical and propositive. As Diderot said in the 18th century, philosophy must generate good conjectures, which he defined as conjectures that allow us to continue thinking. This can only be done in dialogue with the other fields of knowledge. In these times of change, its presence in the university ecosystem is vital. 

The group's objective is to bring together good research in the field of contemporary philosophy and promote exchanges, seminars and debates both within Spain and internationally. 


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