Lines of research
Present main line: Language and thought: empiricist alternatives to cognitivism.
Secondary line 1: Philosophy of language, Foundations and development of analytic philosophy, Russell
Secondary line 2: Philosophy of logic and mathematics: Peano
and his school, Russell, Gödel, Tarski.
Ph. D. Dissertation
"El método en la filosofía de Bertrand Russell" (1987). Supervisor:
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"Russell Studies", Visiting Scholarship in the The
Bertrand Russell Archives, McMaster University, 1989-90, through a
Postdoctoral Research Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and
"Some problems in the philosophy of formal and empirical sciences", Fulbright
Visiting Fellowship in the Philosophy
Department, Harvard University, 1993, through a Postdoctoral Research
Grant from the Fulbright/Ministry of Education and Science Program.
Current research (work in progress)
"Verdad y consecuencia lógicas: un enfoque histórico-filosófico",
Project of Research DGICYT PS93-220, from the Spanish Dirección
General de Investigación, Ciencia y Tecnología, covering
certain research expenses of the period 1994-1997. Through this project
I was able to visit Italy in June, 1995, as well as the Maths.
Dept. and the Bancroft
Library, Berkeley University, USA, in June, 1996. The Italian universities
which I visited in 1995 were the following: Genova
University (Maths. Dept.),
Milan University (Maths. Dept.),
Dept.) and the Roma
University (Maths. Dept.).
"A private language argument: formulability and refutability", in preparation.
"Lenguaje y ontogenia: cognitivismo versus empirismo", in preparation.
"Tarski's philosophical ideas", in preparation.
Mario Pieri's philosophy and foundations of mathematics. A book
with E. Marchisotto and J. Smith, including English translations of some of Pieri's Italian
and French writings. Already very near completion, it will appear in Birkhäuser,
and it will contain some unpublished materials by Pieri and Padoa.
- "Lenguaje y pensamiento: aspectos empírico-filosóficos". Research project to be submitted to ANEP, inpreparation.
Referee and reviewer of History
and Philosophy of Logic
Referee, reviewer and member of the edit. board of Mathesis
Referee of Crítica, Análisis Filosófico, Revista
de Filosofía, Daimon, Birkhäuser publisher, Editorial UNAM.
Reviewer of: Russell:
the Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives, Diálogos, Modern
Reviews, Theoria, Revista de Libros, Llull, Notre
Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Organizer (with I. Grattan-Guinness), Symposium "Logics and foundations
of Mathematics, 1885-1905", International Union for History and Philosophy
of Science, International Congress, Zaragoza, August 1993.
Referee to evaluate research projects submitted to ANEP (Agencia Nacional
de Evaluación y Prospectiva), 2002.
Invited Professor to Ph.D. evaluation committees. (1) C.A. Cardona Suárez,
y Gödel. Debate acerca del sentido y la interpretación de las
proposiciones matemáticas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia,
Departamento de Filosofía, Bogotá, abril 2003. (2) M. Galvani,
degli insiemi, logica e filosofia nei Collected Works di Kurt Gödel,
Scuola Normale Superiore, Classe di Lettere, Pisa, abril 2005.
Member of the Scientific Board, Great Ape Trust of Iowa (www.GreatApeTrust.org),
Guest co-Editor (with Juan J. Acero) of special issue of Theoria:
"Language and thought: empirical and conceptual viewpoints", Setb 2005.
- Referee to evaluate research and university projects submitted to
AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca), 2010.