Institut Jean Nicod

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Invité à l’IJN du 01/05/2019 au 31/05/2019

Assistant Researcher at CONICET and Assistant Professor ant the Faculty of Philosophy

I got my PhD in Philosophy at the National University of Córdoba (UNC) in 2012. The title of my dissertation is “Conceptual Abilities in Non Linguistic Creatures”. There, I developed a theory of concepts extensible to non-human animals. In 2012, I obtained a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), funding a project focused on Cartographic Representations and Inferences which aims at providing a model for animal reasoning. In 2013, I was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Philosophical Investigations of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM).

At the moment I am an Assistant Researcher at CONICET and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy (UNC). In 2016, I was a visiting researcher at the Department of Philosophy at York University. Along these years, I have been involved in different research projects, mainly focused on the content and format of conceptual and perceptual representations, with grants from the Secretary of Science and Technology (SECYT), CONICET, and the Research Fund for Science and Technology (FONCYT).

My overall research focuses on non-linguistic forms of thinking. My current investigation focuses on the semantic of cartographic systems, and the interaction of cartographic systems with other sorts of representational systems. More specifically, I have been working on the structural properties of maps, their logical form, and their expressive power. Recently, I have been working on the nature of the semantic and inferential relations between different kinds of representations, such as pictures, maps and language. Overall, I am interested in the role that cartographic representations can play in both human and animal cognition.