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Juan Pablo Bermúdez
Externado de Colombia University
Fall Term 2019

Juan Pablo Bermúdez is assistant professor of philosophy at Externado University in Bogotá, Colombia, and member of its Social Neuroscience research group. He was research fellow at the Templeton-funded Getting Better at Simple Things project at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, and received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2016.

He has worked on the empirically-informed philosophy of mind and action, and he has published on issues like skillful action and mental agency, self-control and weakness of will. During his stay at the Center, he will work on the scientific study of self-control using the tools of conceptual analysis and experimental philosophy.


“Do we reflect while performing skillful actions? Automaticity, control, and the perils of distraction.” Philosophical Psychology, 2017. (Preprint here.)

“Is a bad will a weak will? Cognitive dispositions modulate folk attributions of weakness of will.” Philosophical Explorations, 2018. With Alejandro Rosas and Antonio Gutiérrez. (Preprint here.)

“Viewing others as equals: The non-cognitive roots of shared intentionality.” Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2018. With A. Rosas (Preprint here.)



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