Alberto Monterde Fuertes

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Personal info

PositionPh.D. Student
AddressEHU/UPV, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián



After finishing my Bachelor and Master studies in the field of philosophy, I enrolled as a student both at the Ph.D. program of “Philosophy, Science and Values” (University of Basque Country) and Science, Technology and Innovation Master’s program (University of Salamanca) as a way to keep developing my thoughts about medicine and its philosophical problems and starting my research career.

In my Ph.D. project, I address the reductionism assumptions that modern medicine faces in its search for better medical practice. I will explore the different options that medicine has for improving explanations and treatment. Using chronic illness as a case study, I will argue that an organizational account of living systems is the option that best fits the pragmatic needs of medicine.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • General topics in Philosophy of Science


2020-Present: Doctoral Program in Philosophy, Science and Values, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

2020-Present: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Salamanca (USAL)

2019-2020: Philosophy, Science and Values (MA), University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

2014-2019: Philosophy (BA), University of Salamanca (USAL)


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