I’m a philosopher working in the phenomenological tradition (broadly construed), but I also have strong interests in analytic philosophy and critical theory.
I did my BPhil and Lic phil at the Universidad de Costa Rica, where I wrote a thesis on the development of Heidegger’s concepts leading to Being and Time from the standpoint of his early university lectures at Freiburg (1919-1923) and Marburg (1923-1928). My Dr phil was completed at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany, where I studied critically the irruption of phenomenology in cognitive science, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of psychology.
In general, I’m interested in the problems surrounding the intersection between phenomenology and the sciences (particularly, the neuro-cognitive and informational ones), and the next couple of years I will be addressing issues concerning the philosophy of information from a phenomenological point of view under the auspices of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at the Universidad de Costa Rica. I am currently Professor of Philosophy (assistant from 2015-2016; associate since 2017) at the Escuela de Filosofía.
I’m member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung, the British Society for Phenomenology, the International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, the Heidegger Circle, the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Heideggerianos, the Círculo Latinoamericano de Fenomenología, the Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica, and I’m also founding member of the Círculo Costarricense de Fenomenología.
I’m general coordinator of the Asociación Internacional de Fenomenología y Ciencia Cognitiva and editorial director (along with Ivana Anton Mlinar) of its journal: Revista de Fenomenología & Ciencia Cognitiva.
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