Omar García Zabaleta

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Personal info

Position Predoctoral Research Student, funded by UPV/EHU
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


Research interests

  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Bioethics
  • Nietzschean Philosophy


  • 2017: Doctor in Philosophy, Science and Values (UNAM – UPV/EHU)
  • 2011: Master in Philosophy, Science and Values (UNAM – UPV/EHU)
  • 2010: B.A. in Humanities: Communication (University of Deusto)



Journal Articles

García Zabaleta, Omar (2019). La construcción del DSM: Genealogía de un producto
sociopolítico. Theoria: Revista de la Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia. (Forthcoming).

García Zabaleta, Omar (2018). “Los problemas y limitaciones del DSM-5”. Dilemata Revista Internacional de Éticas Aplicadas, 27: 367-391.

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.


“El DSM-5 y sus problemas: la vulnerabilidad del paciente psiquiátrico”, I Taller de Derecho, Ética, Salud y Medio Ambiente: Vulnerabilidades, Globernance, San Sebastián, 5 de mayo de 2017.

“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

PhD Scolarship 2020-2024: expression of interest is now OPEN

We have been awarded a scholarship for a PhD student to develop her/his PhD with us on the topics of the research project entitled “OUTONOMY: fleshing out autonomy beyond the individual”. We are searching for a dedicated, smart, philosophically minded, technically skilled and collaborative person willing to start a research career with us. Deadline to submit your expression of interest is October 10th!

It is an FPI doctoral scholarship for Research project OUTONOMY, at IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind, and Society, UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country). It would cover a 4 year salary to complete a PhD thesis on the contents of the project starting late 2020. You can know more about the research project OUTONOMY on our blog post, or by reading the project description document.

If you are interested on this scholarship, please follow the link bellow:

Please help us sharing and promoting this scholarship call. Many brilliant and enthusiastic students are searching for funding opportunities, we are searching for brilliant and ethusiastic students.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not the final nor the official call or application, but an expression of interest. The final form will be announced to all selected participants in this pre-call, open to anyone (independently of this expression of interes), and officially managed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The official call will be open sometime between mid October and November (you can check here last years call to be ready for the paperwork). The goal of this form is to encourage students to move forward towards the final application and for us to know some of the candidates in advance. It is highly recommended that you fill this form if you are planning to submit for the official application (which is run in a less friendly and massive procedure within the public administration). We want to know you better first.

  1. IAS-Research Talk (Online) by Laura Nuño de la Rosa’s (Complutense University of Madrid): “Interviews on evolvability: reconstructing and explaining the recent history of evolutionary biology” Leave a reply
  2. IAS-Research Talk (Online) by Derek Skillings (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): “Can host-microbiome systems be healthy? Shaping ecosystems vs curing disease” Leave a reply
  3. IAS-Research Talk (Online) by Giorgio Airoldi (UNED): “Beyond Fitness: Robustness as measure of non-selective evolutionary phenomena “ Leave a reply
  4. IAS-Research Talk (Online) by Juan M. Loaiza: “Sandboxing: A Specification Hierarchy of Contexts of Constraint Interdependence” Leave a reply
  5. IAS-Research Seminar (Online) by Leonardo Bich (EHU/UPV), “Multicellularity: realizing functional integration by organising the intercellular space” Leave a reply
  6. IAS Research Seminar (Online) by Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo (EHU/UPV): “The construction of biological ‘inter-identity’ as the outcome of a complex process of protocell development in prebiotic evolution” Leave a reply
  7. IAS-Research (Online) Seminar by Alejandra Martinez and Hanne de Jaegher (UPV/EHU): “Pregnant agencies: movement and participation in maternal-fetal interactions” Leave a reply
  8. IAS-Research (Online) Seminar by Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo (EHU/UPV) and Nino Lauber (EHU/UPV): “On the transition from self-organization to minimal metabolism” Leave a reply
  9. Mark Canciani’s PhD defense Leave a reply