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Josu Acosta

PhD Student's representative

Josu Acosta (Gasteiz, 1984), B.A. in Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (2011), Master in Cognitive Science and Humanities: Language, Communication and Organization ( at ILCLI, 2013).  He is actually working on a PhD entitled Defining and Explaining Culture under the supervision of Dr. Kepa Korta. His interests are mainly focused in culture, how  it is transmitted and what it is, especially from the perspective of philosophy of language and social epistemology. 

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Javier Aguirre

Javier Aguirre, B.A. in Philosophy (UPV/EHU) and Social Sciences (Unizar), M.A. in Science, Technology and Society (ILCLI-UPV/EHU) and PhD in Philosophy (UPV/EHU) with a research about Aristotle's Metaphysics. He is an Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country and has been a visiting scholar in some European and American universities. His main areas of interest are the birth of Greek Philosophy, Aristotle's aporetics, Plato and poetry, Philosophy and Basque language and Aragonian popular culture. He has authored and co-authored several books, editions, chapters, translations and papers on these topics. He is currently working on Plato's Ion dialogue and Aristotle`s Parva Naturalia.

Jose M. Aranburu

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Xabier Arrazola

Phone number: +34 943 01 7448

Xabier Arrazola is a Senior Lecturer of Logic at the University of the Basque Country. His work includes all topics having to do with formal logic, specially semantics of modal and epistemic logics, and with the history and philosophy of logic in general. He has authored a number of papers, and is responsible of the LogKCA Workshop. He is also working in a volume of readings on non-classical logics.

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Eros Corazza

Phone number: +34 943 01 7428

Eros Corazza was educated at the University of Geneva and Indiana University. After a 3 year post-doc at Stanford he joined the philosophy department at the University of Nottingham. In 2005 he joined Carleton University Philosophy and Cognitive Science Departments and in 2009 he became an Ikerbasque Research Professor affiliated to ILCLI (University of the Basque Country). His main interests concern the philosophy of language/mind, philosophy of linguistics and cognitive sciences. He recently published Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality, Oxford University Press (2004) and a series of papers in philosophy of language and mind.

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Ibon Coteron


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Zvonko Díaz

Zvonko Díaz has a B. A. in Philosophy (University of Basque Country, 2012) and a M. A. in Cognitive Science and Humanities: Language, Communication and Organization (ILCLI-University of the Basque Country, 2015). He is currently working on a PhD on the ontological structure of social obedience (focusing in the conceptual analysis of institutions, obligations and collective acceptance) under the supervision of Professor Manuel Liz and Dr. Kepa Korta. His main interests range from social ontology, collective intentionality and (political) action, to practical reason and meta-ethics.


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Margarita Díaz has a B.A. in Philosophy (University of Seville, 2014) and an Inter-University Master in Logic and Philosophy of Science (University of Granada, 2016; module of Philosophy of Mind and Language). She is actually working on a PhD on Aesthetic Realism under the supervision of Dra. María de Ponte Azkarate and Dr. Fernando García Murga. The main research objective is to defend aesthetic realism through the analysis of aesthetics judgments.

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Asier Fernández de Aranguiz
MA Students representative


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Enetz Ezenarro

Enetz Ezenarro teaches mathematics' education at the Teacher Education School in Vitoria-Gasteiz (University of the Basque Country). He obtained his PhD in Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country with a dissertation about the main role that a general notion of function could play as an organizational principle of mathematics. This approach is called Structuralist Functionalism in the internal foundation of mathematics, and describes some relevant parts of mathematics as an evolutionary "graph" of functorially interacting structured fields. His present interests are focused on several questions related to the metamathematical analysis of this graph, mainly to elucidate the specific role which plays algebra in its configuration. His main areas of interest are foundations of mathematics, mathematical logic and mathematics' education.

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Jesús Ezquerro

Phone number: +34 943 01 7439

Jesús Ezquerro was educated at the University of Salamanca. After 7 years teaching at this University, he joined the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of the Basque Country, wehre he is a Professor of philosophy of science. His research interests concern the philosophy of psychology/mind, cognitive sciences, action theory and natural language processing. He has published a number of papers on these topics. He is currently working on a project on modularity, reasoning and social cognition.

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Aida Fernández

Aida Fdz. Cotarelo, B.A. in Psychology (University of Santiago de Compostela, 2013), and M.A. in Cognitive Science and Humanities (ILCLI, 2015). She is currently working on a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Lorena Gil De Montes and Dr. Kepa Korta. Her areas of research are the aesthetics and psychology of dance. Her present interests are in dance appreciation, what is to apprehend dance as art and what kind of properties and capacities are relevant for dance understanding.

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Yolanda Garcia

Yolanda García has a BA in Spanish Language and Literature (University of Santiago de Compostela, 2013) and a MA in Cognitive Science and Humanities: Language, Communication and Organization (ILCLI-University of the Basque Country, 2015). She is currently a PhD researcher in irony in high-functioning autism at the University of the Basque Country, under the supervision of Dr. Kepa Korta and Dr. Fernando García Murga. She is a member of the research group on Language, Action and Thought. Her main research interests are irony, non-literal speech, clinical pragmatics and the cognitive abilities involved in pragmatic skills.

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Joana Garmendia

Phone number: +34 943 01 7426

Joana Garmendia (Anoeta, Basque Country) obtained her PhD in Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, with a dissertation on the pragmatics of irony. She has been (2008-2010) a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Language and Information's (CSLI) Pragmatics Project (Stanford University); then (2010-2013) a Juan de la Cierva researcher at the ILCLI; and she is now (2013-present) a lecturer at the Department of Basque Language and Communication of the University of the Basque Country. Her main research interests include irony, non-literal speech, fictional discourse, and the semantics and pragmatics of Basque. Her publications have been devoted to those very fields: "Irony is Critical", Pragmatics and Cognition (2010); "She is (not) a fine friend. "Saying" and Criticism in irony", Intercultural Pragmatics (2011); "A (neo)Gricean account of irony: An answer to Relevance Theory", International Review of Pragmatics; "The Clash: humor and critical attitude in verbal irony", International Journal of Humor Studies. She has been the assistant secretary of GOGOA — the ILCLI journal, which is devoted to the study of language, knowledge, communication, and action — from 2002 to 2007, and again from 2010 to present.

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Lorena Gil de Montes

Lorena Gil de Montes obtained her Ph.D. at the Free University Amsterdam. She is now lecturer in the Department of social psychology and methodology of the behavioral sciences at the University of the Basque Country. She teaches ‘Social Psychology and Language' and other subjects related to communication. Her research interests include the influence of self-regulation processes (affective, cognitive and motivational) on the use of language. The main research objectives are to explain why stereotypes tend to persist in everyday life, and the study of the relation between self-control processes and language use.

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Mikel Haranburu

Mikel Haranburu is a Honorary Fellow of Psychology at the University of the Basque Country. His work is focused on the study of personality, personality disorders, psychology of communication and learning difficulties. He has authored and coauthored several books and papers on personality psychology, self-concept, anorexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, health psychology, personality disorders, dysgraphia and phonemic conscience.

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Aitor Izagirre

Aitor Izagirre (Bilbao, 1982). B.A. in Philosophy (UPV/EHU, 2007), M.A. in Language, Cognition, Action and Mind studies (ILCLI, 2009). He is actually working on a PhD on Aesthetic Action: A Philosophical Analysis of Art Production under the supervision of Prof. Jesus M. Larrazabal. His research interests are mainly focussed on the philosophical analysis of art production from an action theory approach.



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Kepa Korta

Phone number: +34 943 01 7450

Kepa Korta is a Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country. His work has been focused on the study of dialogue, the implicit/explicit distinction, and the semantics/pragmatics interface. His research fields include the philosophy of language, semantics and pragmatics, and the philosophy of action. He has authored a number of books and papers, and recently co-authored with John Perry several works on pragmatics in Mind and Language, Synthese, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Their book entitled Critical Pragmatics. An inquiry into reference and communication was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. He is currently the coordinator of the research group on Language, Action, and Thought.

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Jesus M. Larrazabal

Phone number: +34 943 01 7453

Jesus M. Larrazabal (Zumaia, 1948) earned his degrees in philosophy and economics at the Universities of Paris-X, Valencia and UPV/EHU Bilbao. Master in Logic and PhD in Philosophy, he is Professor of Logic since 1992. He became interested in logic when he was between 16 and 18 years old, from his more fundamental interest in philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of mathematical modelling in the social sciences. His research in logic began by doing model theory and working on the foundations of mathematics, and has evolved over the years into the semantic applications of logic to natural language and to systems of cognition and action. Teaching logic at the School of Philosophy and Education of the UPV/EHU Donostia, his research is currently related to formal semantics, philosophy and foundations of formal sciences (logic, mathematics, computation theory), and philosophy and foundations of cognitive science, discourse analysis, and social action theory.
Anibal Monasterio
Aníbal Monasterio Astobiza is a Basque Government Posdoctoral Researcher. His research lies at the intersection of the cognitive, biological and social sciences exploring their philosophical underpinnings. Currently, he is academic visitor at the  Oxford-Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (University of Oxford). He is a member of the group Kontuz! "Causal responsibility by omission: An ethical and legal elucidation of the problems of undue inaction ( ) and the following research projects: (FFI2015-67569- C2-2- P) and (FFI2016-79000- P). Anibal graduated in Philosophy (Universidad de Deusto) before completing a MA in Social Psychology, and obtained his PhD in Cognitive Science and Humanities at the Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea with a dissertation on social cognition.

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Mikel Olazaran

Phone number: +34 943 01 7445

Mikel Olazaran is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the University of the Basque Country. He has worked on topics such as science and technology, organization, innovation and education. Currently he is working on two projects: "SMEs and regional innovation systems" and "vocational training and innovation". His latest publications with his colleagues Eneka Albizu, Beatriz Otero and Cristina Lavía include: "BPR implementation in Europe: The adaptation of a management concept", New Technology, Work and Employment, 2006, 21:1, 43-58; "Technology transfer between technology centres and SMEs: Evidence from the Basque Country", European Planning Studies, 2009, vol. 17, no. 3, 345-363; "Co-operation in innovation: A qualitative study of industrial SMEs", Current Research, 2010, accepted; and "Innovación y territorio: una encuesta a pymes industriales"; Revista Internacional de Sociología, 2010, accepted. Since 2005 M. Olazaran is president of the Professional Association of Sociologists and Political Scientists of Navarre (Colegio Oficial de Doctores/as y Licenciados/as en Ciencias Politicas y Sociología de Navarra – Nafarroako Politologoen eta Soziologoen Elkargo Ofiziala).

Beatriz Otero

Phone number: +34 943 01 7431

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Luis Ángel Pérez

Phone number: +34 943 01 7432

Luis Ángel Pérez Miranda (Ph.D in Philosophy) is a Senior Lecturer of Logic and Methodology of Science at the Faculty of Arts (Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Basque Country). His research interests include reasoning and argumentation in discourse; rationality and action theory; philosophical foundations of decision-making and game theory.

Mikel Plazaola

Agustín Ramos

Esther Torres

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Alain Ulazia

Alain Ulazia (1977, Mendaro) is B.A. in astrophysics (Universidad de La Laguna, 2001) and obtained his phD at the University of Basque Country (2013) with a thesis on the role of analogy in the creativity of physicists. He studied the historical cases of Bernoulli's fluid mechanics and Pauli's exclusion principle. In this line, nowadays his research line is open to several cases about the heuristic use of analogy, mainly related to fluid mechanics.

Sagrario Yarnoz

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Larraitz Zubeldia

Larraitz Zubeldia obtained her PhD in Basque Philology at the University of the Basque Country in 2010. Her dissertation was on the semantics and pragmatics of the Basque particle ‘omen', supervised by Dr. Kepa Korta and Dr. Luis Mari Larringan. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at UCL (2011-2012), with Robyn Carston as a mentor, and at ILCLI (2013), with a fellowship from the Basque Government. She is a lecturer since then, first at the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, and since 2015 at the department of Basque Language and Communication at the University of the Basque Country. Her research work is focused mostly on the analysis of the meaning and use of the Basque evidential/modal particles. Her interests are mostly the semantics and pragmatics of the Basque evidential/modal particles, and other words and expressions used to express modality and evidentiality in Basque, the relationship between epistemic modality and evidentiality, semantics/pragmatics distinction, explicit/implicit meaning distinction, experimental pragmatics and semantics and pragmatics of anaphoric and logophoric pronouns in Basque in particular.

Josu Martínez Díez



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Eduardo Alonso

Eduardo Alonso is a Reader in Artificial Intelligence at City University London and Research Associate Fellow at the ILCLI, specialising in studying interdisciplinary bridges between machine learning and animal learning. He has published dozens of papers and contributions to various volumes and edited several Springer LNAI and LNCS numbers and, in 2011, Computational Neuroscience for Advancing Artificial Intelligence: Models, Methods and Applications with IGI Global publishers. He served as vice-chair of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, the eldest learned Artificial Intelligence society in Europe, from 2003 to 2006 and is a member of the Society for Computational Modeling of Associative Learning. He is also a member of the (British) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council College. He is the co-founder and director of the Centre for Computational and Animal Learning Research. It all started at the ILCLI under the supervision of Prof. Larrazabal.

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Mixel Aurnague is a CNRS Research Director at the laboratory CLLE-ERSS (Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, France) and Research Associate Fellow at the ILCLI. His research is concerned with lexical semantics of space and time tackled from a threefold perspective –descriptive, formal and experimental. He has authored or codirected 6 books and dozens of papers on the following topics: formal representation of space in language; part-whole relations; internal localization nouns of French and Basque; prepositions, cases and prepositional expressions; categorization of spatial entities in language; spatio-temporal adverbials and structure of discourse; definition and classification of intransitive motion verbs of French; association of motion verbs and spatial PPs.

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José Martínez

José Martínez is a Research Associate Fellow at the ILCLI. Previously, he was a Visiting Researcher at the ILCLI with an Ikerbasque Fellowship. He studied Philosophy and Mathematics at the University of Valencia, where he got his Ph.D. in Philosophy. After two years as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, he joined the University of Barcelona. Since 2008 he is Professor Agregat (Associate Professor) at the University of Barcelona. He works in philosophical logic and his main areas of interest are the liar paradox, theories of truth, and many-valued logics. He has published several papers and contributions to various volumes on these topics.


Frantziska Arregi

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Pello Huizi

Pello Huizi, PhD in Psychology. He has been a Lecturer of Psychology of Thinking and Language at the University of the Basque Country. He was also co-director of the first dictionary of psychology in Basque, Psikologia. Hiztegia. His research interests include psychology of reasoning, psychology of language, and also argumentation and emotion. He is now a Emeritus Honorary Fellow at the ILCLI.