I got my PhD in Philosophy from Complutense University, Madrid, in 1988. I worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at Complutense between 1989 and 1991. I was then awarded a postgraduate fellowship by the British Council to work in the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex (1991-93). I was Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis (1993-2000), Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex (2000-2002), Associate Professor at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (2002-2004), and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh (2004-2008). I am a member of the research group LOGOS (Research Group in Analytic Philosophy) at the UB. Since September 2010, I am the president of the Spanish Society of Analytic Philosophy (SEFA).
My goal in philosophy has long been the same: to explore the nature of the mind within a naturalistic framework. What is most distinctive of my research is my ongoing effort to respect scientific findings about mental phenomena while insisting on the critical importance of the method of analysis and the theoretical tools provided by analytic philosophy. My current research focuses on the complex relations between perceptual experiences, beliefs, and mental actions, and covers three different but related topics: (i) the content of perceptual experiences, in particular the issue of the kind of justification that perceptual experiences provide for beliefs; (ii) the notion of belief and its epistemology; and (iii) the nature and epistemology of mental actions and how they relate to agency.
Key wordsPhilosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science