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    The social roots of normativity
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 14 (4): 673-682. 2015.
    This paper introduces the Special Issue: ‘The Roots of Normativity. Developmental, Comparative and Conceptual issues’. The contributions collected in this volume aim to present a picture of contemporary accounts of normativity that integrate philosophy and developmental and comparative psychology and purport to provide the reader with new insights regarding a classical debate about what makes us human: being governed by norms and being able to orient ourselves in the light of them. This introduc…Read more
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    Radicalizing Enactivism. Basic Minds without Content
    Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254): 202-204. 2014.
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    Brandom and the Second Person
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 25 (2): 189-209. 2017.
    Brandom is one of the main advocators of the idea that meaning is instituted within basic linguistic practices through mutual exchanges. The aim of this paper is to show that such framework cannot do the required job if the dynamics of mutual exchanges is understood in interpretational terms. After arguing that the interpretational framework does not work, the paper presents an alternative second-personal conversational model capable of meeting the challenge.
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    Este trabajo explora las críticas de McDowell a la argumentación de Kripke en Wittgenstein: On Rules and Private Language y analiza su propuesta positiva, el ofrecimiento de un hecho semántico primitivo. Su idea es que el resultado escéptico alcanzado por Kripke resulta de no haber desechado la identificación entre significado e interpretación. Al contrario, el marco para dar cuenta de la noción de significado es la práctica: los hechos semánticos primitivos -elaborables a través de una semántic…Read more
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    Reglas y hechos semánticos
    Manuscrito 26 (1): 45-69. 2003.
    Mi objetivo en este artículo es analizar el alcance de las argumentaciones kripkensteinianas acerca de las reglas. Mi estrategia argumentativa será la siguiente: en primer lugar presentaré el argumento de Kripke y luego la objeción de Soames a este argumento: hay dos sentidos posibles en los que se utiliza el término “determinar”, como determinación epistémica y como determinación metafísica. Según Soames, esta distinción nos permite sostener, en contra de Kripke, que hay hechos que determinan m…Read more
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    Escepticismo del significado y teorías de conceptos
    Dianoia 56 (67): 202-211. 2011.
    Este trabajo esboza una forma de justificar el principio estructurador central de una teoría veritista de la evaluación epistémica, en respuesta a críticas planteadas por Eleonora Cresto a mi defensa del veritismo frente a una serie de objeciones en el sentido de que no es capaz de explicar la naturaleza y el valor del entendimiento. La primera sección presenta el esbozo de justificación del núcleo de una teoría veritista; la segunda responde a críticas más específicas de Cresto. This paper sket…Read more
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    What Binds Us Together
    Philosophical Topics 42 (1): 43-61. 2014.
    Even if it appears quite evident that we live within society and as a consequence are bound together by shared norms and institutions, the nature of this relationship is a source of philosophical perplexity. After discussing the conditions of adequacy a conception of shared norms must accommodate, I discuss communitarian and interpretationist accounts of shared norms. I claim that they are problematic insofar as they fail to provide an adequate conception of the shared and binding character of s…Read more
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    Understanding others by doing things together: an enactive account
    Synthese 198 (Suppl 1): 507-528. 2020.
    Enactivists claim that social cognition is constituted by interactive processes and even more radically that there is ‘no observation without interaction’. Nevertheless, the notion of interaction at the core of the account has not yet being characterized in a way that makes good the claim that interactions actually constitute social understanding rather than merely facilitating or causally contributing to it. This paper seeks to complement the enactivist approach by offering an account of basic …Read more
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    Interaction and self-correction
    Frontiers in Psychology 5. 2014.
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    Helping others in interaction
    Journal of Social Philosophy 51 (4): 608-627. 2020.
    Journal of Social Philosophy, EarlyView.
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    Taking a Step Back, Moving Forward: Place and Space without Mental Representations
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 28 (2): 266-284. 2020.
    The publication of the revised edition of Place and Experience provides the occasion to discuss Malpas’ original account of place, and its role in a proper account of the central features of human...
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    Las prácticas de hablar, nombrar e interpretar
    Análisis Filosófico 40 (Especial): 77-87. 2021.
    En este texto se argumenta que la noción de interpretación desarrollada por Alberto Moretti en “La unidad proposicional” presenta algunos problemas filosóficos y metafilosóficos. Después de presentar las ideas centrales de la práctica interpretativa que defiende Moretti, se cuestionan en particular su incompatibilidad con un tratamiento naturalista de las capacidades de hablar e interpretar, que las entiende como capacidades naturales con historias filo y ontogenéticas, y el hecho de que se comp…Read more
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    Interactive expertise in solo and joint musical performance
    Synthese 198 (Suppl 1): 427-445. 2019.
    The paper presents two empirical cases of expert musicians—a classical string quartet and a solo, free improvisation saxophonist—to analyze the explanatory power and reach of theories in the field of expertise studies and joint action. We argue that neither the positions stressing top-down capacities of prediction, planning or perspective-taking, nor those emphasizing bottom-up embodied processes of entrainment, motor-responses and emotional sharing can do justice to the empirical material. We t…Read more
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    A Two-Step Theory of the Evolution of Human Thinking
    Journal of Social Ontology 2 (1): 105-116. 2016.
    Social accounts of objective content, like the one advanced by Tomasello, are traditionally challenged by an ‘essential tension’. The tension is the following: while sociality is deemed to be at the basis of thinking, in order to explain sociality, some form of thinking seems to be necessarily presupposed. In this contribution I analyse Tomasello’s two-step theory of the evolution of human thinking vis-à-vis this challenge. While his theory is in principle suited to address it, I claim that the …Read more
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    Introduction: From Interacting Agents to Engaging Persons
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 22 (1-2): 9-23. 2015.
    Intentionality in Interaction revisits some of the classical questions to be found in the original programme for second-personal studies as established in Thompson's 2001 JCS issue and sheds new light on them, witnessing the evolving dynamics of such a programme over the last decade. The contributions in this issue approach the questions of how persons share intentions, emotions, and experiences, of how interaction is shaped by and transforms affection, emotion, and cognition, and of how such in…Read more