Toribio Mateas, Josefa

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)


I got my PhD in Philosophy from Complutense University, Madrid, in 1988. I worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at Complutense between 1989 and 1991. I was then awarded a postgraduate fellowship by the British Council to work in the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex (1991-93). I was Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis (1993-2000), Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex (2000-2002), Associate Professor at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (2002-2004), and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh (2004-2008). I joined ICREA in 2009. I am a member of the research group LOGOS (Research Group in Analytic Philosophy) at the UB. Since September 2010, I have been president of the Spanish Society of Analytic Philosophy (SEFA) between 2010 and 2016.

Research interests

My goal in philosophy has long been the same: to explore the nature of the mind within a naturalistic framework. What is most distinctive of my research is my ongoing effort to respect scientific findings about mental phenomena while insisting on the critical importance of the method of analysis and the theoretical tools provided by analytic philosophy. My current research focuses on the analysis of central topics in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of cognitive science, with a focus on the philosophy of perception and rationally responsive unconscious mental states such as implicit attitudes.

Selected research activities

Research Grant (as PI):
“The Complexity of Perception: A multidimensional approach”, MINECO. Project FFI2014-51811-P.

Research Grants (as researcher):
· 2014-2016:  LOGOS. 2014-SGR-81 AGAUR. €51,000. PI: Sven Rosenkranz.
· 2015-2017:  Attention and Perception. IN-4013015. DGAPA, UNAM.  Programme PAPIIT. €36,000. PI: Maite Ezcurdia.
· 2016-2019:  DIAPHORA: Philosophical Problems, Resilience and Persistent Disagreement. Project: 675415. MSCA-ITN-ETN.
· H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015. ETN. € 3,670,853.76. IP: Sven Rosenkranz.

PhD Funding
· Abel Martínez (FPI).

Post-doc funding
· David Lobina (Juan de la Cierva: incorporation).
· Indrek Reiland (Juan de la Cierva: formation).

· MA APhil – CCiL – Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences (UB).
· Visiting Professor at the University of Costa Rica: May 18-24, 2016.
Conference Presentations (Refereed)
· Toribio, J. “Underground traits”. VIII Conference of SEFA. Oviedo, November 10-12, 2016.
Invited Presentations
· Toribio, J. “Visual experience: rich only if irresistible”. Workshop on top-down influences on perception. Centre for Philosophical Psychology. University of Antwerp, Belgium. February 25th, 2016.
· Toribio, J. “The judging skill”. Workshop: Two systems accounts of cognition and the nature of judgment. Berlin School of Mind and Brain. Berlin, March 30-31, 2016.
· Toribio, J. “Perception and its content”. University of Costa Rica. Facultad de Letras. San José, Costa Rica, May, 18-24, 2016.
· Toribio, J. “Revisiting the link between nonconceptualism and cognitive impenetrability”. IV ALFAn Conference. San José, Costa Rica, May 25-27, 2016.
· Toribio, J. “Underground traits”. Workshop “Knowledge and Experience of the Self”. UCL, London, June 22-23, 2016.
· Toribio, J. “Underground traits”. University of Granada, December, 13th, 2016.Service
· Coordinator of the MA in Analytic Philosophy (UB-UAB-UdG-PF).
· President of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (SEFA).