About me

I specialize in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences, with a special emphasis on embodied and situated theories of cognition. Other research interests include the study of so-called minimally cognitive agents, with a special emphasis on plants, the cognitive nature of skilled performance, and the influence of socio-cultural norms and practices in our individual agency and cognitive abilities. I also have a large experience teaching across various areas within philosophy, including ethics, logic and critical thinking, and the philosophy of media and culture.

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wollongong. My doctoral thesis (download here) was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Daniel D. Hutto, Dr. Michael Kirchhoff, and Dr. Glenda Satne (as an associate supervisor), and it was awarded with examiners’ special commendation for outstanding thesis.

Right now, I work as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht, under the supervision of Dr. Annemarie Kalis. Our goal consists of developing an embodied and situated account of human agency and self-control.

You can also find my research at Academia, Google Scholar, PhilPeople, and Research Gate

You can contact me at miguel.segundo.ortin@gmail.com

Photography by Lies Bruines