Department of Philosophy



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Rogney Piedra Arencibia


Among all the issues of epistemology, the problem of the relationship between the ideal objects created by science (e.g. models, theoretical constructions) and the real world that science tries to describe and comprehend is one of the most difficult and the most important. Are there different types of these ideal objects? And, if so, what is the peculiarity of those that are used in scientific cognition? Let us assume that they are artificial (man-made) yet objective representations through which human beings discover the universal and essential properties and relations of the real world. This hypothesis, however, does little to answer the previous questions. Only the unfolding of exhaustive research that comprehensively explores the connection of the ideal to the real could vindicate the hypothesis in a way that resolves the fundamental epistemic and metaphysical issues at stake and elucidates the character of scientific inquiry. This connection, examined throughout the lens of Activity Theory, primarily through the prominent Soviet philosopher Evald V. Ilyenkov, will be the object of my research.


I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in the University of Havana, Cuba; where I worked a few years following my graduation.




· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2017). Marxism and Dialectics of Nature. Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales. (in Spanish)

· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2019). Marxism and Dialectics of Nature. 2nd Edition. Quito: Edithor. (in Spanish)


· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2020). Evald Ilyenkov and the End of Classical Soviet Philosophy - A Cuban Perspective. In S. Freyberg & A. Rozhkov (Eds.), Ilyenkov: Cosmos and Praxis. Venice: Edizioni Ca' Foscari Ltd. (in English)


· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2015). The Intuition and the Unconsciousness in Scientific Activity, 3(1), 69-95. (in Spanish)

· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2015). The Marxism’s Theodicy. Temas, (83), 96-102. (in Spanish)

· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2017). Kant and the Dialectical Logic. Hybris, 8(1), 31-68. (in Spanish)

· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2017). Evald Vasilievich Ilyenkov and the End of Classical Soviet Philosophy. Temas(91), 122-129. (in Spanish)

· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2018). A Marxist Approach to the Relationship Between the Cognitive and the Evaluative. Estudios del Desarrollo Social: Cuba y América Latina, 6(2), 221-239. (in Spanish)

· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2018). The Part Played by Labour in the Development of Human Thought. Hybris, 9(2), 173-206. (in Spanish)


· Piedra Arencibia, R. (2016). La dialéctica categorial y las ciencias naturales. Reseña crítica de Proceso al azar. Horizontes y Raíces, 4(1), 71-80. (in Spanish)