Bárbara Jimenez Pazos

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Research Interests – Education – Experience – Publications

Personal info

Position Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by UPV/EHU
Email barbara.jimenez@ehu.eus

B.Jimenez@leeds.ac.uk

 

Address University of Leeds. School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science.

Summary

Post-doctoral researcher. I am currently holding a post-doctoral fellowship granted by the Basque Government (Programa Posdoctoral de Perfeccionamiento de Personal Investigador Doctor 2017-2018). I’ll be working on my postdoc project, under the supervision of Prof. Gregory Radick, at the University of Leeds from January 2018 to January 2020. I’ll continue my research at the University of the Basque Country from January 2020 to January 2021.

 


Research interests


 I am a philosopher, enthusiastic about both science and the arts. As for the sciences are concerned, my main core of study at this moment is Charles Darwin, who has always been an utmost inspiring historic figure for me. Specifically, I am currently working on a fascinating post-doctoral project entitled “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and Weberian Disenchantment: A Computer-Based Lexical Analysis across the Six Editions of The Origin Of Species”.

The arts also constitute a fundamental pillar of my academic career. In fact, I’ve dedicated many pre-doctoral years to studying English Romantic poetry. The results took form of a Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Worldview, Perception and Description of Nature. A Comparative Study on the Onto-epistemological Presuppositions in English Romantic Poetry and the Scientific Prose of Charles Darwin”.

Education

  • Ph. D. in Philosophy, University of the Basque Country, 2012-2016. My Ph. D. dissertation “Worldview, Perception and Description of Nature. A Comparative Study on the Onto-Epistemological Presuppositions in English Romantic Poetry and the Scientific Prose of Charles Darwin” is available online: https://addi.ehu.es/handle/10810/18892
  • Master in Philosophy, Science and Values, University of the Basque Country, 2011-2012.
  • Degree in Philosophy, University of the Basque Country, 2007-2011.

Publications

  • “The Deteleologization of Nature: Darwin’s Language in On the Origin of Species,” Metaphysica 19 – 1, De Gruyter (ahead of print 2018).
  • “Percepción, Descripción y Explicación en la Obra de Alexander von Humboldt,” Ideas y Valores 165 (2017): 57-83.
  • “Charles Darwin y el “Desencantamiento” Weberiano,” Daimon 71 (2017): 95-106.

 

Book Chapters

  • “Metaphysics in the Work of Charles Darwin.” In Metaphysics or Modernity: Contributions to the Bamberg Summer School 2012. Edited by Simon Baumgartner, Sebastian Krebs and Thimo Heisenberg, 29-44. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press: 2013.

 

Book Reviews

  • Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements by Matt Wilkinson. The Quarterly review of Biology 92, The University of Chicago Press (2017): 324.
  • Jiménez, Bárbara, et al. El Lenguaje como Cultura by Enrique Bernárdez. Dilemata, 4th year, Nº8 (2012): 201-208.

Past Research Stays at Foreign Universities:

  • Post-doctoral research stay of 60 days as Short Visit Fellow at The University of Leeds (Leeds, United Kingdom), attached to the History and Philosophy of Science program, under the supervision of the Professors Gregory Radick, Jonathan Topham and James Mussell, 2016.
  • Pre-doctoral research stay of 97 days at The Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida, USA), attached to the History and Philosophy of Science program led by Prof. Michael Ruse, 2014.

International Congresses and Seminars:

  • Talk: “Darwin and Weberian Disenchantment” at the Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Science (York (UK), 2017).
  • Talk: “Darwin Desconcertado” at the Open Seminar of Philosophy of the University of the Basque Country (San Sebastián (Spain), 2016).
  • Talk: “Romantics Against Science? A new Approach through the Opposition City/Nature in Worthworth’s The Prelude at the XII International Ontology Congress, San Sebastián (Spain), 2016.
  • Collaborator invited to the “Debating Darwin” Conference at The University of Chicago, Chicago (Illinois), 2014.
  • Talk: “Autobiography: Charles Darwin y la Transición del desencanto positivo al desencanto negativo” at the XI International Ontology Congress, San Sebastián (Spain), 2014.
  • Poster presentation at the 1st International Summer School on Evolution: “A Comparative Study on the Onto-epistemological Presuppositions in Landscape Descriptions of Romantics and Naturalists”, Lisbon (Portugal), 2013. The poster is available online:https://addi.ehu.es/handle/10810/15084
  • Talk: “Romanticism, Alexander von Humboldt and the Distinction Between ‘Natur” and ‘Geist’” at the tri-annual conference Philosophy of Science in a Forest of the Dutch Society for the Philosophy of Science, Amersfoort (The Netherlands), 2013. A summarized version of the paper is available online: https://addi.ehu.es/handle/10810/20833
  • Talk: “La descripción de la Naturaleza en Charles Darwin” at the I Congress of the Iberoamerican Association for the Philosophy of Biology, Valencia (Spain), 2012. Congress proceedings: http://www.uv.es/fce/aifbi/ACTAS3.pdf