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” (e.g., plants), the explanation of skilled performance, and the relationship between culture and cognitive development.

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At the moment, I work as a post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University, in a research project led by Dr. Annemarie Kalis. Our goal is to develop an embodied and situated account of human agency and self-control. The project is funded by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek.

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wollongong. My doctoral thesis 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.

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.

You can contact me at: miguel.segundo.ortin@gmai.com

Alternatively, you can visit my profiles in Academia, Google Scholar, and Research Gate.

Photography by Lies Bruines