Guglielmo Militello

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Position PhD Student
Phone +34 645580970
Address EHU/UPV, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián


I got my bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Pisa by defending a thesis, which was given the final grade 110/110 cum laude, on the constitution of the perceptual object in Husserl’s Phenomenology and in neurophysiological explanations on 09/10/2013. I got my master’s degree (on 19/04/2016) in Philosophy and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa by defending a thesis (final grade 110/110 cum laude) on the relation between form and function in the mechanistic explanations of the physiology and pathophysiology of human cardiovascular system.

In 2014 I spent one semester as Erasmus student at the University of Mainz (Germany) where I attended courses and I could improve my knowledge of German language.

I am currently a PhD student in the 3-year PhD programme in ʻPhilosophy, Science, and Valuesʼ at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). I am a member of the IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and Society.

My PhD research project is on the structural and organizational conditions for the appearance of functional integration in the transition from prokaryotic to eukaryotic cell.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of biology and general issues in philosophy of science.

  • Major Transitions in Evolution (especially as regards the transition from prokaryotes to eukaryotes and the origin of multicellularity).

  • Structural and organizational requirements for the appearance of the functionally integrated organization of eukaryotic cells.

  • Increase in structural and functional complexity of biological systems during evolution.

  • Biological individuality and Biological autonomy (both constitutive and interactive).

  • Self-organization, constraints, regulatory factors, epigenetic modifications.

  • Mechanistic and dynamic explanations in life sciences. The question of causality in life sciences.

  • Philosophical implications of neurophysiological explanations (especially as regards agency, perception, and embodied cognition).


2016-2019: PhD in Philosophy, Science and Values, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

2013-2016: MA in Philosophy and Forms of Knowledge, University of Pisa

2010-2013: BA in Philosophy, University of Pisa


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