Omar García Zabaleta

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Position Predoctoral Research Student, funded by UPV/EHU
Email omar.garcia.zabaleta@gmail.com
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Phone +34 943015494
Address Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology, Facultad de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, EHU/UPV, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20018 Donostia – San Sebastián

Summary


Research interests


  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Bioethics
  • Nietzschean Philosophy

Education


  • 2011: Master in Philosophy, Science and Values (UNAM – UPV/EHU)
  • 2010: B.A. in Humanities: Communication (University of Deusto)

Experience


Publications

Journal Articles

García Zabaleta, Omar (2012). “Una invitación a la reflexión”. Dilemata Revista Internacional de Éticas Aplicadas, 8: 53-56.

García Zabaleta, Omar y Casado, da Rocha Antonio (2012). “La ética médica ante los límites de la autonomía del paciente: El debate sobre las ‘Confesiones de un médico’“. Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas, 1, 2: 29-42.

García Zabaleta, Omar (2012). “Comentarios sobre libros: ‘Confesiones de un médico: un ensayo filosófico’”. Revista Notas Paliativas, 13, 1: 22-23.

 Book Chapters

García Zabaleta, Omar (2014). “Los límites de la autonomía en diálogo con A. Tauber”. Autonomía con otros: Ensayos de bioética. Ed.: Casado da Rocha, Antonio. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

Conferences

“El concepto de autonomía y el DSM-5”, III Jornadas Doctoriales del Grupo 9 de Universidades (G-9), organizadas por la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Almagro (Ciudad Real), 5-7 de noviembre de 2014.

“The concept of autonomy and the DSM-5”, 2nd International Workshop “Bioethics”, University of Salamanca, 8-9 September 2014.

“La concepción nietzscheana de la naturaleza humana: su utilidad para la bioética actual”, X. International Ontology Congress, San Sebastián, 1-4 de Octubre de 2011.

Recent Posts

Talk by Nathalie Gontier: Roots of reticulate evolutionary theories in natural philosophy

Date and time: May 15, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

Location: Carlos Santamaría Building, Room B14.

Speaker: Nathalie Gontier (Center for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon)

Title: Roots of reticulate evolutionary theories in natural philosophy

Abstract: 

Symbiosis, symbiogenesis, hybridization, virolution and infectious heredity are forms of reticulate evolution that are currently drawing the attention of philosophers of science because of the discussions they raise on the origin of life and the diversification of major cell types, the nature of biological individuality, and the limited scope of the traditional Modern Synthesis in defining and explaining all aspects of life’s evolution. Research on the innovative nature of reticulate evolution currently overshadows inquiries into the scientific and sociocultural context wherein these ideas first emerged. Hybridization theories were first formulated in relation to the ethnic mixing induced by colonialism and imperialism, with religious, political and scientific leaders speaking out against the mixing of ethnicities – an idea also endorsed by the eugenicist founders of the Modern Synthesis. Symbiosis and symbiogenesis associate with the rise of communitarian and socialist ideologies that opposed liberal ideas of free market economy that in turn associate with natural selection theory. And research on virolution and infectious heredity associates with attempts at eradicating disease. All aspects of reticulate evolution thus originally carried a negative sociocultural connotation. To understand why reticulate evolution has long been researched outside the mainstream Neodarwinian framework, it is necessary to go beyond comparing these theoretical frameworks from within science and the role they play in evolution, and to take the sociocultural, political and historical aspects into account.

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