Agustin Vicente

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Personal info

Position Ikerbasque Research Professor
Email agustin_vicente AT ehu DOT es
Address EHU/UPV, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián


I am a philosopher of mind/psychology/language -and a bit of science as well. I worked for some years at the University of Valladolid, and then I moved back to the Basque Country, where I work for the Ikerbasque Foundation of Science. Back when I was working at Valladolid, and I had to teach and “produce”, I used to have some time to write fiction and was able to publish a couple of books: Musgo, ed. Bassarai, and Dos Inviernos, ed. Hiria. Right now I have a research only position… and no free time.

I am a member of the IAS group and an associate member of Logos at Barcelona

Research interests

  • Metaphysics of Mind, mental causation
  • Cognitive uses of language
  • Semantics and concepts


Philosophy: MA Universityof Barcelona; PhD University of the Basque Country.


Postdoc at the University of Barcelona; Associate Professor at the University of Valladolid (2001-2009).


Most downloadable at philpapers

Vicente, A. (forth.) El problema mente-cuerpo: metafísica de la mente, en Metafísica, Prades, J.L. ed. Tecnos. Madrid

Vicente, A. (2013) The comparator account on thought insertion, alien voices and inner speech: some open questions. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s11097-013-9303-5

Vicente, A. & Lafarga, A. (2013) La transformación de la mente. Toni Gomila: Verbal Minds. Language and the Architecture of Cognition. Teorema.

Arrieta, A. and Vicente, A. (2013) El pluralismo moral de David Hume. Crítica.

Vicente, A. (2012) Burge on Representation and Teleological Function. Thought.

Vicente, A. (2012) On Travis Cases, Linguistics and Philosophy.

Vicente, A. & Martínez Manrique, F. (2012) What is Said by a Metaphor: The Role of Conventionality and Salience. Pragmatics and Cognition pdf

Vicente, A. & Vicario, I. (2012) Review of Tyler Burge: Origins of Objectivity. Crítica.

Vicente, A. (2011) Current Physics and “the Physical”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 62: 393-416.

Vicente, A. (2010) An Enlightened Revolt: on Nicholas Maxwell’s Philosophy, Philosophia 38: 631-648.

Vicente, A. & Martínez Manrique, F. (2010) On Relevance Theory’s Atomistic Commitments, Explicit Communication: Essays on Robyn Carston’s Pragmatics. 42-58. Soria & Romero, eds. Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition. London.

Vicente, A. (2010) Context-Dependency in Thought, in Context-Dependence, Perspective and Relativity: 75-93. Recanati, Stojanovic & Villanueva, eds. Mounton de Gruyter, Berlin.

Vicente, A. (2010) Functions and Emergence: When Functional Properties have Something to Say, Philosophical Studies, 152: 293-312.

Vicente, A. & Martínez Manrique, F. (2010) Semantic Minimalism. Oxford Bibliographies on-line (5000 words). D. Pritchard, ed. Oxford University Press

Vicente, A. & Martínez Manrique, F. (2010) Lexical Concepts: From Contextualism to Decompositionalism, in Meaning and Context. Rast, E. & Baptista, L. Eds. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main.

Vicente, A. & Martínez Manrique, F. (2009) On the psychological reality of the minimal proposition, Utterance Interpretations and Cognitive Models: 1-25. Kissine & De Brabanter, eds. CRiSPI, Volume 20, Emerald Publishers.


Vicente, A., & Martinez Manrique, F. (2011). Inner Speech: Nature and Functions. Philosophy Compass, 6(3), 209–219. doi:10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00369.x


Vicente, A. (2010). Clusters: On the Structure of Lexical Concepts. Dialectica, 64(1), 79–106. doi:10.1111/j.1746-8361.2010.01223.x
Martínez-Manrique, F., & Vicente, A. (2010). What the…!’ The role of inner speech in conscious thought. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17(9-10), 141–67.


Vicente, A., & Martínez‐manrique, F. (2008). Thought, Language, and the Argument from Explicitness. Metaphilosophy, 39(3), 381–401. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.2008.00545.x