Dan López de Sa

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)


I am ICREA Research Professor at the Departament de Filosofia of the Universitat de Barcelona. I did my PhD in Barcelona (visiting ANU for a short while). I was Arché Postdoc in St Andrews (2004-06), Fullbright-GenCat Postdoc at NYU (2006-07), ICREA Researcher (2007-12) and then RyC (2012-13). I have published papers in Analysis, Erkenntnis, Mind, Noûs, Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophical Studies, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, and Synthèse, among others.

Research interests

I work on matters issuing from words -vagueness, contextualism/relativism, rigidity- and issues where words don’t really matter (much) -truthmaking, grounding, time, disagreement, values-. In between, I have an increasing interest in topics around gender, race, and sexuality.

Selected research activities

  • [I was on sick leave during February-July 2015.]
  • Principal investigator of Spanish Government Research Project “Derivative Metaphysics: The Existence and Significance of the non-Fundamental” (FFI2015-66372-P, 2016-18)
  • Associate Editor of Teorema for “Metaphysics” (www.unioviedo.es/teorema)
  • In 2016, I convened the weekly SM-Seminar In Metaphysics and co-convened the weekly LOGOS Seminar & Colloquium, at the Universitat de Barcelona.
  • In 2016, I gave the following talks:
    • ‘For the Likes of Me: Disagreement and Conversation’ (What is Meant Conference, Berlin; September 2016)
    • ‘Taxonomizing Social Power Facts’ (Conference: Non-Ideal Social Ontology, Stockholm; May 2016)
    • ‘Women, People, and Humans: A Response to Witt’ (The Jowett Society, Oxford; April 2016)
  • In 2016 I supervised or co-supervised five PhD students in Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, and one MA thesis.