Xabier Barandiaran

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Email xabier.academic AT barandiaran DOT net
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Address EHU/UPV, Department of Philosophy, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20018 Donostia – San Sebastián


Xabier Barandiaran

I consider myself a situated and embodied philosopher, which means that I situate my philosophical practice in close interaction with scientific environments and embodied in the conceptual apparatus that emerges from this interplay. The sciences on which I feel embedded are those meeting in the multidisciplinary crossroad of cognitive sciences and artificial life: particularly the origins of agency, simulation of adaptive behaviour (evolutionary robotics and computational neuroethology), and large scale neuroscience.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Cognitive and Neuro Sciences
  • Philosophy of Biology and Artificial Life
  • Philosophy of Science and Naturalization
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of technopolitics and democratic innovation


  • MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, University of Sussex, UK.
  • Doctor in Philosophy by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.