I’m a philosopher interested in interdisciplinary approaches to emotions, particularly in the frontier between philosophy, psychology and neuroscience.
I recently defended my doctoral dissertation at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and the Institut für Philosophie at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In my dissertation I examined some challenges that scientific theories of emotions face and that threaten the elimination of emotions from our scientific vocabulary. I argued that in order to meet these challenges, we must take a step back and examine our folk emotional vocabulary in order to ‘reconstitute’ the phenomena, and then make clear on what grounds can a scientific theory of emotions construct projectible categories that capture emotion kinds. The dissertation was qualified summa cum laude and is pending publication.
In the meantime I am an adjunct lecturer at the Escuela de Ciencias Humanas at Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia). In the past I had the chance of being a visiting scholar at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas of the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico (SADAF).
Areas of specialization
- Philosophy of emotions
- Philosophy of psychology and neuroscience
- History and philosophy of science
Areas of competence
- Philosophy of mind
- Modern philosophy
- Analytic philosophy