Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften - Philosophy and Social Sciences - Philosophie des Sciences Sociales

              PRESENTATION | >>> REPORT 2008/2010

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART.- President: Luis González Seara (UCM); Director: Román Reyes (UCM); Coordinators.- 1. Economy and Society: José A. Moral Santín (UCM); 2. Politics and Estate: Jorge Verstrynge (UCM); 3. Communication and Knowledge: Blanca Muñoz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); 4. Religion, Art and Literature: Narciso Pizarro (UCM); 5. Philosophy and Science: Quintín Racionero (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). Special Advisors : Francisco Aldecoa y José Mª Gil Robles (UCM, European Union); Juan Díez-Nicolás (UCM, Migrations, Mediterranean); Javier Bustamante (UCM, Social Technology, Digital Citizenship); Klaus Meschkat (Universität Hannover, Latin America); Hildegard Maria Nickel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Gender and Feminism); Isidoro Reguera (Universidad de Extremadura, Contemporary European Thought). >>> URLs.-,,,,

THEORIA is a mixed project on site and virtual under permanent construction, directed and coordinated by a >>> Research and Studies’ Group, of international and multi-disciplinarian character. It is formed by professionals with established and acknowledged intellectual and academic careers. As a critical project, it is intent on provisionally mapping and registering the corresponding passages, respectful toward different approaches, tendencies and interpretations of contemporaries Philosophy and Social and Legal Sciences, and Humanities, regarding both their theoretical and practical aspects. The scientific and technological corpus requires attendance of the social effects that this practice may have, as well as of the responsibility of the intellectuals involved. In >>> Nómadas. Critical Review of Social and Juridical Sciences  Portal of Scientific Reviews of the UCM en available platform is being offered for meeting, discussion or debate on contemporary issues. Any kind of collaboration will be responded adequately and will be registered. Obviously, the persons in charge of the project do not necessarily share the opinions of the authors; neither should be identified with the legitimate stances of the latter.

THEORIA came into being in 1988, as Europe, Fin-de-Siècle: Thought and Culture – Critical Project on Social Sciences. Nowadays is an established Research Group (Ref. UCM 940052), is registered on the Catálogo de la Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid (Ref. UCM 1391). It is formed by 38 researchers attached to different universities of Spain and the European Union. During the period 2002-2007 its main production includes among others: 124 Research Projects (>>> 55 Active, September 2008); 46 Doctoral Dissertations directed; 52 Diplomas of Advanced Studies (DEA) directed; 121 Books, 209 Chapters of Books and 295 Articles published.

THEORIA is collaborating with the >>> Euro-Mediterranean University Institute of Malta (EMUI), and assumes teaching and research responsibilities.

The specific Areas of the Project refers to the following fields: 1. Economy and Society; 2. Politics and State; 3. Communication and Knowledge; 4. Religion, Art and Literature; y 5. Philosophy and Science, related to the corresponding >>> Departments, and their specific >>> Research Lines. The activities attached to the aforementioned areas generated the following products, among others:

01.- Diccionario Crítico de Ciencias Sociales >>> Technological Offer OTRI-UCM Comunidad de Madrid | Ts 1-4, Ed. Plaza & Valdés, Madrid-México, 2008
02.- Diccionario Interactivo de Derecho Penitenciario
03.- Nómadas - Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas
>>> Technological Offer OTRI-UCM Comunidad de Madrid
04.- Proyecto Filosofía y Ciencias Sociales
05.- Proyecto La Sociología en la Unión Europea
06.- Proyecto Europa, Fin-de-Siècle: Pensamiento y Cultura |

      International Seminars
>>> 1.Europa, Siglo XXI: Secularización y Estados Laicos | Ed. Ministerio de Justicia, Madrid 2006
07.- Proyecto Materialismo Histórico y Teoría Crítica

08.- Proyecto Ciencias Sociales: Bibliografía Temática
09.- Proyecto Ciencias Sociales: Materiales (Lecturas y Audios)
10.- Proyecto Videoteca - Ucinema
11.- Proyecto E_books. Publicaciones electrónicas: Libros
12.- EU Master Europa, Siglo  XXI: Filosofía y Ciencias Sociales

13.- EU Master Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento
14.- EU Master European Union and Mediterranean:
Historical, Cultural, Political, Economic and Social Bases

NOTE: The Research Group also participated in the >>> IV, V, VI, VII y VIII Semanas de la Ciencia, Madrid 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, with the following programmes: 1. Social Responsibility of Science.-  Academic-Institutional Discourse: Social and Experimental Sciences;  2. Madrid in favour of Physics.- The Convergence of the Natural and Social Sciences. The Problem of the two Cultures once again; 3. Energy and Sustainability.- Energy and Environment in the European Union; 4. Europe, 21st Century: Information and Knowledge Society; 5. Open Science – Barcelona Process: Union for the  Medtierranean. Foundations and Perspectives

THEORIA is an open space. As a critical project, it is a forum that permits and registers no only the description and analysis of what happened (to us) during the last millennium; it must also be a pre-text for the re-vision of the discourses on modernity, of the interpretations we opted for, and of the effects and changes that such discourses have imposed or justified. By its very nature, this project respects and defends its autonomy, guarantees plurality and foments dialogue. In this way it is interpreted the intents of those who designed it in the Complutense University of Madrid, supported by other academics, professionals or researchers of disparate origins, attached to different national and international centres and groups. The institutional support has been generous, but not sufficient enough for the project to meet its objectives according to the initially planed rhythm and timing. In line with our explicit will of permanent revision of the texts and con-texts selected here, we are grateful for any suggestion o collaboration, ad personam or as an institution. 

Der Zeit ihre Kunst, der Kunst ihre Freiheit - Europa, Fin-de-Siècle: Pensamiento y Cultura - A la Época su Arte, al Arte su Libertad