Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact
in the Digital Era

an international conference

2010 October 26-28
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava

Ana Carolina Regner

Anna Carolina K. P. Regner  is Full Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate Program in Philosophy of the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), in Southern Brazil. Her research and teaching interests have been focused on theory of argumentation as well as on the epistemological, metaphysical and methodological aspects of the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection. Her published work includes several articles, book chapters, the book Charles Darwin - Notas de viagem: a tessitura social no pensamento de um naturalista, Porto Alegre: EST, 1988, in which I translate into Portuguese the passages on social and political phenomena from Darwin's diary on the Beagle, and analyze the contribution of social, political, and metaphysical elements to Darwin's later theory of natural selection. At present, she is finishing a book on the reconstruction of Darwin’s arguments in the Origin of Species, in order to see the innovative argumentative strategies he employs, the role of controversies in his argumentation, and the new view about rationality we may find in his approach. She is the President of the Association for the Philosophy and History of Science of Southern American Cone (AFHIC), member of the Consultative Board of the Brazilian Association for the Philosophy and History of Biology, and member of the Scientific Council of many journals in her field. She has been consultant for national and international scientific research agencies.