Toribio, Josefa

Universitat de Barcelona


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. 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 special emphasis on the philosophy of perception and rationally responsive unconscious mental states such as implicit attitudes.

Selected publications

– Toribio J 2017, ‘At the border between perception and cognition. An Interview’, Niin & Näin, Filosofinen Aikakauslehti, 3, pp. 60–67.

Selected research activities

Conference Presentations


  • Toribio, J. “Underground attitudes”. Eighth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP9). Munich, 21-26 August, 2017.

Invited Presentations

  • Toribio, J. Perception and Representation Section of Round Table at the DIAPHORA Second Workshop: The nature of representation. University of Stockholm, Sweden, May 17-19, 2017.
  • Toribio, J. “Fragmented beliefs or associations: the case of implicit attitudes”. Fourth Fragmentation Workshop: Dissonance and Implicit Bias. University of Graz, Austria. May 25-26, 2017. Keynote speaker.
  • Toribio, J. “Implicit bias and justification: accessibilism re-visited”. Institute of Philosophy. London. November 20th, 2017. Keynote speaker.

Research Management

  • Organizer of the First International Workshop on the Complexity of the Perception. MINECO. Project FFI2014-51811-P. University of Barcelona, July 3-4, 2017.
  • Co-organizer of the DIAPHORA Midterm Conference. H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015. University of Barcelona, December 12-15, 2017.

Teaching Management

Coordinator of the MA in Analytic Philosophy (until September 2017).