Dan López de Sa

Dan López de Sa

Universitat de Barcelona


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

  • Principal investigator of Spanish Government Research Project “SM—Social Metaphysics” (PGC2018-094563-B-I00, 2019-21)

  • Associate Editor of Teorema for “Metaphysics”

  • Member of the “network of excellence” (Consolider) “Facts and Thoughts in Perspective: New Issues” (FFI2016-81858-REDC, 2017-19), research group  “Law & Philosophy” (AGAUR 2017 SGR 823), and the interuniversity BIAP–Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy (UB, UPF, UdG)

  • Member of the Societat Catalana de Filosofia (IEC), the Sociedad Española de Filosofia Analítica, the European Society of Analytic Philosophy and the American Philosophical Association.

  • In 2019, I convened the weekly SM-Seminar In Metaphysics and co-convened the weekly reading group on social institutions with JJ Moreso (UPF).

  • Organizer of the international workshops: “Sexual Metaphysics—SM1“: Barcelona, 27-28 June 2019, BIAP Workshop on Gender: Barcelona 17-18 December 2019
  • Invited Talks:
    • ‘Terminological Ethics: BDSM, Polyamory, and other Sexual Orientations’
      SWIP panel at the Joint Sessions 2019; Durham; July 2019
    • ‘Grounding vs Anchoring in the Law’
      Grounding in Law; Barcelona; June 2019
    • ‘The Phenomenon of Claimed Slurs’
      Stanford/CSLI Philosophy of Language & Linguistics Workshop; May 2019
  • I supervised or co-supervised three PhD students and one MA thesis.