I am a tenured professor of philosophy for the History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Culture Department at the University de Barcelona (UB), where I am also Director of the Open Network for Macrophilosophical and Postdisciplinary Researches (OPEN-Phi) and of the International Research Group ‘History, Culture and State’ (Grup Internacional de Recerca 'Cultura, Història i Estat' - GIRCHE), as well as consultant for the Degree in Humanities at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
After many specialized analytical works in the field of modern philosophy, I have become increasingly interested in macrophilosophy, that is, the study of long-term processes in philosophical, epistemological, sociological, and political fields. Currently I am investigating the nature and evolution of rationality, especially from the beginnings of Modernity to the present. Other current interests are the investigation of social and political mechanisms which made possible modernity and postmodernity processes, in a comparative analysis with the mechanisms that inhibit these dynamics. This macrophilosophical research that I am achieving requires an interdisciplinary approach which, while it may looks somehow ?always unfinished?, fascinates me due its potential significance for the deep renewal challenge that Philosophy needs to address as soon as possible.
My work can be known through my academic webpage http://www.ub.edu/histofilosofia/gmayos and blog: http://goncalmayossolsona.blogspot.com.es/