Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Javier Suárez

LOGOS / BIAP - Barcelona Institute for Analytic Philosophy
University of Barcelona 

Egenis: Centre for the Study of Life Sciences
University of Exeter

Javier Suárez

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Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science

Faculty of Philosophy 

University of Barcelona 

C/ Montalegre, 6-8, 4th floor, office 4090

08001 – Barcelona

Email: javier.suarez@ub.edu 

+34 934 037 517

Curriculum Vitae

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I obtained my BA in Philosophy at the University of Oviedo (BA Extraordinary Prize) and my MA in Analytic Philosophy at the University of Barcelona (MA Extraordinary Prize). After two years working in Egenis: The centre for the study of life sciences, University of Exeter, on a project on the individuation of biological entities, I joined Logos in October 2017 funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (FPU) to work with José Díez in his project Laws, explanation and realism in physical and biomedical sciences. At the same time, since April 2017 I collaborate with Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter) on her ERC-funded project on The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science, and since September 2017 I serve as student representative in the EPSA, where I have actively participated in the organization of the 2019/2020 edition of the EPSA Fellowships Scheme for junior philosophers working in Central and Eastern Europe.

As a Logos student, I have done research stays in Egenis, University of Exeter (January-April 2018), and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, in Vienna (March-June 2019).

I strongly support an interdisciplinary and empirically-based approach to philosophy, including collaboration with researchers in other areas of knowledge, e.g. with social scientists, historians, mathematicians, or biologists. My main interests include general topics in philosophy of science (causation, modelling, explanation, scientific classification) and, particularly, in philosophy of biology and medicine, with special emphasis on the biological and philosophical implications of the pervasiveness of symbiosis in nature and the hologenome concept of evolution. In this line, I am currently exploring the metaphysical consequences of symbiosis research, especially in relation to the topics of emergence, mereology and identity. 

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