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Bernal Velazquez Reinaldo

professor
Department of Physics and philosophy
Institut Jean Nicod
Colombia

Biography

I hold two bachelors, in Physics and Philosophy, from the Universidad de Los Andes (2000). My final essay discussed the problem of the completeness of quantum mechanics. It was supervised by Dr. Jaime Ramos and Dr. Ramon Fayad. Afterwards I did two masters. The first, in Philosophy, at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2005). My graduate work addressed the problem of consciousness and was done under the supervision of Dr. Jaime Ramos. The second, in Philosophy and History of Science at the LSE (2007). My dissertation concerned the realism-antirealism debate. Finally, I did a PhD under the direction of Max Kistler at the IHPST (CNRS/ENS/Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne) and the Institut Jean-Nicod (CNRS/ENS/EHESS). I graduated in December 2011. The jury was composed by Ned Block, Jérôme Dokic, Pierre Jacob, Max Kistler, David Papineau and Jaime Ramos. A revised version of this thesis was published by Ontos Verlag (2012)/De Gruyter (2013). In the last two years I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Jean-Nicod. In 2015 within the research group "conscience et ipséité" directed by Uriah Kriegel, thanks to a Fernand Braudel IFER scholarship. Presently, within the research project DIVINORM directed by Joëlle Proust, which is founded by the European Research Council.

Research Interest

In work in the Philosophy of Mind and the Philosophy of Science fields. I am mainly interested in metaphysical questions related to consciousness, cognition, and emergence.

Publications

  • Velásquez RJ. E-physicalism: A Physicalist Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness. Walter de Gruyter; 2012.

  • Velásquez RJ. E-physicalism: A Physicalist Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness. Walter de Gruyter; 2012.

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