Research Group in Analytic Philosophy

Javier Suárez

University of Barcelona 


Egenis: Centre for the study of life sciences
University of Exeter

Javier Suárez



+34 934 037 517 


Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science

Faculty of Philosophy 

University of Barcelona 

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

08001 – Barcelona

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 Steering Committee.

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, 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.