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, 2017-20), the 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, the Sociedad Española de Filosofia Analítica, the European Society of Analytic Philosophy, the American Philosophical Association, and the International Social Ontology Society.

  • In 2020, I convened the weekly SM—Seminar In Metaphysics and co-convened the weekly reading groups on social institutions with JJ Moreso (UPF) and on real definitions with B Epstein (Tufts).

  • Talks:
    • ‘The Successes of Reclamation’ (w/ B Cepollaro)
      CRESA Seminar; Milano, November
    • ‘Women Beyond Kinds’
      Barcelona Law and Philosophy Colloquium; Barcelona, November
      València Colloquium in Philosophy; València, October
    • ‘Groups as Pluralities‘ (w/ J Horden)
      Social Ontology 2020; Neuchâtel, July
    • ‘Gender Essentialisms’ (w/ J Horden)
      Social Ontology 2020; Neuchâtel, July
    • ‘The Phenomenon of Claimed Slurs’
      APA Central; Chicago, February
  • I was the primary supervisor of three PhD students at Universitat de Barcelona

  • I was Opponentarvoden ("Opponent") of Dr Henrik Rydéhn (Uppsala).