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PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Knowledge area: PHILOSOPHY
Department: Philosophy
Departament de Filosofia Avinguda Blasco Ibáñez 30, 46010 València / Bloc personal:
(9639) 83757

Pedro Jesús Teruel (Lorca, 1971) is PhD with Extraordinary Doctorate Award (UNED, 2006) and master in Neuroscience and Ethology (UPO, 2010). He has evolved his studies in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Italy. His research focuses the convergence between philosophical anthropology, metaphysics and theory of knowledge, with particular interest for the scientific-natural projection of questions like the mind-body problem.

He has published many studies in different languages. Between them, the monographies Mind, Brain and Anthropology in Kant (Tecnos, Madrid, 2008) and Philosophy and Science in Hypatia (Gredos, Madrid, 2011). As editor he has coordinated Ingmar Bergman, pearl finder. Film and Philosophy in the work of a master of the 20th Century (Morphos, Murcia, 2008; second edition: 2009), Kant and the Sciences (Biblioteca Nueva / Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2011) and Brain, Mind, Body, Person. Film Anthropology (CEU Ediciones, Madrid, 2011). He has contributed also to the most recent introduction to the Critique of Practical Reason which has been published in Germany: Einführung in die Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Meiner, Hamburg, 2010).

He has given keynote speeches in countries like Spain, Italy, Germany, Liechtenstein, Mexico and Chile. He has been visiting researcher in the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin and visiting professor in academic institutions like the Università degli Studi di Verona.

He was the founding director of the Revista de Estudios Kantianos, international scientific journal of the Society of Kantian Studies in the Spanish Language (SEKLE). As main organizator he has coordinated scientific meetings like the 4th Internacional Conference "Actuality of the Critique of pure reason" (2018). He is a member of the board of directors of the SEKLE and of the Kant-Gesellschaft, as well as of the editorial board of various scientific journals.

He is currently a tenured professor at the department of Philosophy of the University of València. His current research project (2020-2023) takes place in the field of Neurophilosophy. It is part of the research collective project "Discursive Ethics and Democracy facing the challenges of Artificial Intelligence" (EDDERIA), financed by the Ministry of Cience, Innovation and Universities of the Spanish Government. He leads the research group "Kant-València".

Lines of research:

  • Systematic aspects: Mind-Brain Problem, Evolutionary Epistemology, Neurophilosophy.
  • Historiographical aspects: Kantian Theoretical Philosophy, Philosophy of the 19th Century in the German Language, Classical German Philosophy of the 20th Century.