Ignacio Silva

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of religion
  • Science and religion
  • History of the relations of science and religion
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Divine providence


  • Philosophy Institute, Universidad Austral (Research Fellow
  • Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford (Associate Member)
  • International Society for Science and Religion (Fellow)
  • Cátedra Francisco José Ayala de Ciencia, Tecnología y Religión, Pontificia Universidad de Comillas (Associate Member)
  • Grupo de Investigación Ciencia, Razón y Fe, Universidad de Navarra (Associate Member)



  • “Thomas Aquinas on Natural Contingency and Providence”, in Karl Giberson (ed.), Abraham’s Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions, Oxford University Press, 2016
  • “Divine Action and Thomism. Why Thomas Aquinas’s Thought is Attractive Today”, Acta Philosophica 25:1, 65-83, 2016
  • “A Cause among Causes. God Acting in the Natural World”, European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 7:4, 99-114, 2015
  • “Providence, Contingency, and the Perfection of the Universe”, Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 2:2, 137-157, 2015
  • “Science and Religion in Latin America. Developments and Prospects”, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 50:2, 480-502, 2015
  • “Revisiting Aquinas on Providence and Rising to the Challenge of Divine Action in Nature”, The Journal of Religion 94:3, 277-291, 2014
  • (2014) “Great Minds Think (Almost) Alike. Thomas Aquinas and Alvin Plantinga on Divine Action in Nature”, Philosophia Reformata 79, 8-20, 2014