The Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) is a non-profit philosophy research institute founded in 1965. Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, CIF is associated with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET).
CIF’s main mission is to promote rigorous and critical thinking on a variety of philosophical issues and facilitate the exchange of philosophical ideas as they affect the present and future of human beings.
In order to achieve its mission, the Center has established four main objectives:
- a) To pursue research projects in philosophy (both theoretical and practical) and its history;
- b) To strengthen the development and training of teachers and researchers in philosophy;
- c) To collaborate with national and international research philosophical institutes and centers;
- d) To disseminate the work of its senior and associate researchers through publications and public conversations on a variety of philosophical issues.
CIF is a member of Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie (FISP), Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía (ASIF), and Research Directorates-General of the European Commission. Our Center’s activities are further enhanced by research project collaborations with Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF), Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), and Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ). CIF members maintain close academic contacts with Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Madrid); Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas of the UNAM (Mexico); Kant Gesellschaft; Centre d’Études Cartesiennes (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne); École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung/Berlin; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and Goethe Institut.
Our scholars at CIF direct research projects, and offer seminars and philosophy courses for graduate students and members of the philosophical community. Furthermore, CIF regularly organizes conferences, national and international congresses, symposia and research workshops.
The Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía brings the latest philosophical scholarship to Spanish-speaking readers since 1975. Recently, CIF has added two regular publications: Boletín de Estética (online since 2004) and Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía Política (online since 2012).