The Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy (BIAP) was established in 2016 as an inter-university institute dedicated to bringing together analytic philosophers from the University of Barcelona, the Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Girona to promote and improve the practice of analytic philosophy in Catalunya.

In December 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation recognized BIAP as a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence. Our 4-year collaborative research project will examine the relationships between evidence and philosophy.

BIAP’s strategic research programme will explore and systematize the sources of, and different roles assigned to evidence in a variety of contexts of enquiry; develop a coherent overall conception of the nature of evidence, and of evidential support, across many contexts of enquiry; and determine the lessons to be drawn from this research for the uses and roles that evidence should have in the public sphere.

As the first María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence in a traditional humanities discipline, BIAP intends to increase awareness of the value that philosophical thinking can bring to the solution of current problems, including problems in the sciences and in society at large.

BIAP supports the Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy (BP) manifesto. Further information here.