ICREA Academia

Manuel García-Carpintero

ICREA Academia 2008 & 2013

Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Humanities

Manuel García-Carpintero was born in Daimiel (Spain) in 1957. He got his “Licenciatura” ( ≈ BA) at the University of Barcelona (1979) and his PhD also at the University of Barcelona (1988), where he has taught since 1984, after teaching at secondary schools between 1979 and 1984. He visited the CSLI, Stanford University, for one academic year (1990-91), and for shorter periods the philosophy departments at MIT (1992), NYU (1997), Oxford (1998), Lisbon (2011, 2012, 2016) and Paris (Institute Jean Nicod, 2017). He was a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Edinburgh, 2001), and he has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon (2013-2016, 2017-2020). He was awarded a “Distinció de Recerca” for senior researchers by the Catalan Government between 2002 and 2008, and in 2008 (2009-2013) and 2013 (2014-2018) the prize “ICREA Acadèmia” for excellence in research, also funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Research interests

Manuel García-Carpintero is Professor at the University of Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/manuel-garcia-carpintero). He works in philosophical logic, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind and related epistemological and metaphysical issues, areas in which he has published extensively, including publications in the best regarded general philosophy journals such as the Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Noûs, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. He just published a book on the philosophy of fiction with Cátedra, entitled "Relatar lo ocurrido como invención", and he is completing two books under contract with OUP, one on the nature of speech acts in general and assertion in particular, entitled "Tell Me What You Know", and another on the nature of the self and self-representation, entitled "Representing Oneself".


Reference, presupposition, assertion, semantics/pragmatics, fiction