Volume 7, 2005

ISSN 1538-5795

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Special Issue Devoted to Zubiri and Science

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Zubiri and the Challenge of Science in the 21st Century

¿Qué es investigar?
Xavier Zubiri

Ciencia y filosofía
Diego Gracia

El tema de la ciencia en la filosofía de Xavier Zubiri
Vicente Arribas Montes

Reality in Science and Reality in Philosophy: Importance of the Concept of Reality by Postulation
Thomas B. Fowler

La conexión fundamental de Zubiri con las ciencias humanas
Javier Monserrat

Ciencia, técnica y filosofía en nuestra situación intelectual desde la perspectiva de Ortega, Zubiri, y Aranguren
Jesús Conill

Filosofía, ciencia y realidad: apuntes zubirianos
Antonio Ferraz

La vía cósmica hacia Dios según Xavier Zubiri
Antonio González

Xavier Zubiri
Pedro Laín Entralgo

Call for papers

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Editorial Review Board for Volume 7

Thomas Fowler, President, Xavier Zubiri Foundation of North America, Washington, DC, USA
Antonio González, General Secretary, Fundación Xavier Zubiri, Madrid
Foundation StaffFundación Xavier Zubiri, Madrid

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Subscription Information

The Xavier Zubiri Review is published annually as a service to the worldwide community of scholars interested in the philosophy of Xavier Zubiri.  It is primarily an electronic journal, and all volumes are available for download in Adobe PDF format from the Foundation’s website,  A limited number of printed copies is available for the most recent volume.  These copies are distributed free of charge to qualifying organizations.  Others may purchase copies for $US 20, postpaid.  For further information, please contact the Editor by e-mail,

Information for Contributors

The Xavier Zubiri Review is always seeking quality manuscripts on Zubiri’s philosophy for publication.  Please see the “Call for Papers” on page 147 of this issue for further information regarding manuscript submission.


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