Javier Suárez Díaz

Group Role: 
Student Member
Home institution: 
Universitat de Barcelona

I am a MA student in Analytic Philosophy at the University of Barcelona and I am funded by the PERSP Project.

Before joining the LOGOS Research Group I obtained my BA in Philosophy at the University of Oviedo, where I graduated with Honours. Before that I received a Seneca Grant, and was studying for one year at University Autónoma of Madrid. Last year I was working in a research project at University of Oviedo under the supervision of Luis Valdés.

My research interests are in philosophy of science and especially in philosophy of biology. Actually, I am working in topics related with the challenges of biological symbiosis for the traditional notions of biology, such as "individual", "organism" or "species", which have to be redefined according to the new scientific discoveries. I am particularly interested in the debate concerning units of selection and the ways in which the ubiquity of symbiotic processes would lead us to a reconsideration of its main terms. On this topic I have written a paper admitted for publication in Contrastes.

I am also interested in more traditional parts of philosophy such as metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of mind and language.

1. Margulis' evolutionary mechanism and the levels of selection. Admitted in CONTRASTES
2. Review of D. Owens Shaping the normative landscape, in TEOREMA, XXXIII (1): 139-41"