María de Ponte
María de Ponte (Tenerife, Canary Islands) is an Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country. Before, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Seville (2012-2018), a Juan de la Cierva Post-doctoral Researcher at ILCLI, and a Fulbright post-doctoral Researcher at Brown University. She works on the philosophy of language, logic, mathematics and time, and her works have been published in journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Topoi and Logique et Analyse. She is currently a member of the research group on Language, Action, and Thought.
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 nowadays 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. He is currently a member of the research group on Language, Action, and Thought.
Beñat Esnaola has a B.A. in Philosophy (University of the Basque Country, 2018) and a M.A. in Cognitive Science and Language (University of Barcelona, 2019). He is currently working on a PhD on unarticulated constituents in language and thought under the supervision of Dr. Kepa Korta. His main research interests include unarticulated constituents, the philosophy of language, semantics and pragmatics. He is currently a member of the research group on Language, Action, and Thought.
Lorena Gil de Montes
Jonathan Lavilla de Lera is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). Before he studied in the University of Barcelona, where he received a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy and Classical Studies (2014), a M.A. in Philosophy and Classical Studies (2010), a B.A. in Classics (2015) and a B.A. in Philosophy (2009). His area of interest includes rhetoric, Greek drama, Plato, Aristotle, and ethical and political problems of Ancient Greece. He is a member of Ethics in Communities of Practice research group (ETICOP-IT, GIU 18/140).
Heidi Maibom (PhD London, CandPhil Copenhagen) is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Professor of Philosophy at University of Cincinnati, and President of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE). She works on empathy, emotions, moral psychology, psychopathology, responsibility, and meaning in life. She has written two books on empathy, Empathy (Routledge 2020) and Knowing Me, Knowing You (Oxford), edited The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy (Routledge 2017), Empathy and Morality (Oxford 2014), and Neurofeminism (w. R. Bluhm & A.J. Jacobsen, Palgrave McMillan 2012), and published numerous papers in journals and collections. Maibom has previously held research fellowships at Princeton University and Cambridge University.
ILCLI Academic Secretary
Irati Zubia Landa has a BA in Philosophy (University of the Basque Country, 2019) and a MA in Philosophy, Science and Values (University of the Basque Country, 2020). She is currently doing her PhD on post-truth and bullshit, under the supervision of Dr. Joana Garmendia and Dr. Agustin Arrieta Urtizberea. Her main research interests include philosophical issues related to post-truth, the pragmatics of bullshitting, and their political and ethical implications
Enrico Brugnami is a PhD student at the University of La Laguna (Canary Islands). He works on pluralism and perspectives and he is doing his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Margarita Vázquez and Prof. Andrés Jaume. He currently enjoys a fellowship from the Canary Island's Governement and he will be working at ILCLI, under the supervision of Prof. María de Ponte, during the months of September and October of 2021.
Chris Genovesi received his PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at Carleton University. His research interests include philosophy of language, pragmatics, figurative language, and the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur. He is currently holding a SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship at the ILCLI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jesus M. Larrazabal
Jesus M. Larrazabal (Zumaia, 1948 - Donostia, 2021) 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 was 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 evolved over the years into the semantic applications of logic to natural language and to systems of cognition and action. After teaching logic at the School of Philosophy and Education of the UPV/EHU Donostia, he continued doing research on 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.
Xabier Arrazola was a Senior Leturer of Logic at the University of the Basque Country. His work included 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 authored a number of papers, and was responsible of the LogKCA Workshop.
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.
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.
Aníbal Monasterio Astobiza was 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 (http://kontuz.weebly.com/ ) 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.
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).