CV

Fernando Broncano-Berrocal

Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy

University of Barcelona

Carrer de Montalegre, 6, 08001 Barcelona

f.broncano-berrocal[at]ub.edu

https://www.fbroncano-berrocal.com/

LOGOS Research Group: http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/

Education

2013. PhD in Philosophy. University of Girona

Joint PhD Program in Cognitive Science and Language: University of Barcelona - Autonomous University of Barcelona - University of Girona.

Completion date: October 25, 2013. Excel·lent cum laude (highest possible grade).

Supervisors: Manuel Pérez Otero & Joan Pagès

Examiners: Erik J. Olsson, Annalisa Coliva & Sven Rosenkranz

Research visits:

  • 2011 (3 months): University of Bologna (supervisor: Annalisa Coliva)

  • 2009 (3 months): University of Edinburgh (supervisor: Duncan Pritchard)

2008. MPhil. University of Barcelona

2007. BA in Philosophy (5-year degree). Complutense University of Madrid


Academic positions & grants

February 2021 February 2026. Ramón y Cajal Fellowship (5 years; first place in the list of selected candidates). Funded by Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. University of Barcelona (Department of Philosophy) (40.000 for training costs)

April 2018 – January 2021. Talent Attraction Fellowship (4 years). Funded by Comunidad de Madrid. Autonomous University of Madrid (Department of Linguistics, Logic & Philosophy of Science) 

Parental leave

  • December 20, 2019 - January 2, 2020

  • January 28, 2020 - February 17, 2020

  • November 25, 2020 - December 15, 2020

April 2016 – April 2018. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2 years). Funded by Horizon 2020 European Research Council. University of Copenhagen (Department of Media, Cognition and Communication) 

Parental leave

  • October 11, 2016 - February 15, 2017

October 2015 – April 2016. OT Postdoctoral Fellowship (associated with Chris Kelp's OT research project). KU Leuven (Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy) 

October 2015 – October 2017 (Declined). Juan de la Cierva-Formación (FJC-2014) (2 years; first place in the list of selected candidates). University of Barcelona (LOGOS) 

October 2014 – October 2015. F+ Postdoctoral Fellowship. (1 year). KU Leuven (Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy) 

October 2014 – October 2015 (Declined). Research in Paris Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 year). Institut Jean Nicod 

2009 – 2012. FI Doctoral Fellowship. Funded by Generalitat de Catalunya 

PhD secondment grant 2011 BE Grant (Generalitat de Catalunya) to visit the University of Bologna

PhD secondment grant 2009 BE Grant (Generalitat de Catalunya) to visit the University of Edinburgh

Publications

Books

2021. The Philosophy of Group Polarization. Epistemology, Metaphysics, Psychology (with J. Adam Carter). Routledge.

2021. The Epistemology of Group Disagreement (edited with J. Adam Carter). Routledge.

Papers

forthcoming. Collective Epistemic Luck (with Moisés Barba). Acta Analytica (Special Issue: Epistemic Luck)

2021. Deliberation and Group Disagreement (with J. Adam Carter). In The Epistemology of Group Disagreement. Broncano-Berrocal, F. & Carter, J.A. (eds.). Routledge

2020. Epistemic Care and Epistemic Paternalism. In Epistemic Paternalism Reconsidered. Axtell, G. & Amiel, B (eds.). Rowman and Littlefield

2020. Difficulty and Knowledge. In Virtue Theoretic Epistemology: New Methods and Approaches. ​C. Kelp & J. Greco (eds.). Cambridge University Press

2019. Knowledge, Safety, and Gettierized Lottery Cases: Why Mere Statistical Evidence Is Not a (Safe) Source of Knowledge. Philosophical Issues. A Supplement to Noûs

2019. Epistemic Dependence and Cognitive Ability. Synthese (Special Issue: Epistemic Dependence)

2019. A Taxonomy of Types of Epistemic Dependence: Introduction to the Synthese Special Issue on Epistemic Dependence (with J. Vega). Synthese (Special Issue: Epistemic Dependence)

2019. Luck as Risk. In The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck. I. Church & R. Hartman (eds.). Routledge

2018. Knowledge and Tracking Revisited. Analysis

2018. Purifying Impure Virtue Epistemology. Philosophical Studies

2017. Hoops and Barns: A New Dilemma for Sosa (with C. Boult, P. Dimmock, H. Ghijsen, C. Kelp, & M. Simion). Synthese (Special Issue: The Epistemology of Ernest Sosa)

2017. A Robust Enough Virtue Epistemology. Synthese

2017. Epistemic Luck. (with J. A. Carter). Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

2016. Well-Founded Belief and Perceptual Justification. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society

2016. Luck. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

2016. No Luck in the Distance: A Reply to Freitag. Theoria: A Swedish Journal of Philosophy

2015. Luck as Risk and the Lack of Control Account of Luck. In The Philosophy of Luck, D. H. Pritchard & L. Whittington (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell

2015. Luck as Risk and the Lack of Control Account of Luck. Metaphilosophy

2014. Anti-Luck (Too Weak) Virtue Epistemology. Erkenntnis

2014. Is Safety in Danger? Philosophia

2013. Lies and Deception: A Failed Reconciliation. Logos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology

Edited volumes

2019. Epistemic Dependence (with J. Vega) (published SI) Special issue of Synthese

Funded projects

September 2019 - September 2022. New Perspectives on Epistemic Risk. Generación de Conocimiento 2018 Grant (Ref. PGC2018-098805-B-I00) Awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

PI's:

  • Fernando Broncano-Berrocal (University of Barcelona)

  • Jesús Navarro (University of Seville)

Senior researcher:

  • Javier González de Prado (UNED)

PhD Students:

  • Lola Medina (FPI Fellow, University of Seville)

  • Daniel Barbarrusa (FPI Fellow, University of Seville)

  • Ignacio Gómez Ledo (PIF Fellow, University of Seville)

  • Dani Pino (PIF Fellow, University of Seville)

  • Moisés Barba (FPU Fellow, Autonomous University of Madrid)

Budget: € 47.190 + 2x 4-year FPI PhD Fellowships.

Website

October 2020 - April 2022 (18 months - extended due to the pandemic). Public Controversy: A Social Epistemological Analysis. Beca Leonardo a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales 2019. Awarded by Fundación BBVA

PI:

  • Fernando Broncano-Berrocal (University of Barcelona)

Postdoctoral fellow:

  • Matthew Jope (University of Barcelona)

Budget: € 27.907

Website

April 2016 - April 2018. DISAGROUP - The Role of Groups in Complex Disagreement. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2014; ID-656082)). Awarded by the European Commission

PI:

  • Fernando Broncano-Berrocal (University of Copenhagen).

Budget: € 200.194,80 (€ 19.200 for training costs).

Website

Talks

Feb 25, 2021. The Electorate as a Company: Some Reflections Against Epistocracy. Center for Logic, Language and Cognition, University of Turin

Nov 13, 2019. La Polarización de Grupos como Vicio Epistémico Colectivo [Group Polarization as a Collective Epistemic Vice]. Jornadas sobre Ideología y Subjetividad: Nov 12-13, Autonomous University of Madrid

April 9, 2019. The Electorate as a Company: Some Reflections Against Epistocracy, Seminar of the Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, UNED

Feb 6, 2019. Epistemic Care and Its Duties. Workshop on Intellectual Autonomy, Epistemic Authority, and Epistemic Paternalism, Feb 5-6, Autonomous University of Madrid

Oct 19, 2018. Lottery Propositions and Unsafe Doubts. Seminar Series in Analytic Philosophy, LanCog, University of Lisbon

Oct 18, 2018. On the Moral and Epistemic Duties of Voters, LanCog and Praxis Joint Seminar, University of Lisbon

Sep 17, 2018. Commentator of John Greco. Virtue Epistemology Conference, Sep 17-18, University of Glasgow ​

Mar 19, 2018. On the Epistemic Duties of Voters: Some Reflections Against Epistocracy. New Directions in Social Epistemology Seminar, University of Glasgow

May 10, 2018. Sobre los Derechos Epistémicos de los Votantes [On the epistemic duties of voters] EPISOC Work in Progress Day, Autonomous University of Madrid

Mar 19, 2018. The Epistemology of Public Controversy, Workshop in Social and Political Epistemology, March 19-20, University of Copenhagen

Feb 28, 2018. On the Epistemic Duties of Voters. DEEP seminar, University of Copenhagen

Feb 21, 2018. Difficulty and Knowledge How. Workshop on Know How, University of Seville

Nov 17, 2017. Pragmatic Encroachment Defeated. Epistemology Workshop, University of Copenhagen

Oct 25, 2017. Safety, Virtues, and Lotteries. Social Epistemology Research Group Seminar, University of Copenhagen

Aug 30, 2017. Commentator of Berit Brogaard (University of Miami) “Group polarization”. Summer School in Social Epistemology, August 28 -September 1, Autonomous University of Madrid

May 5, 2017. Disagreement and Epistemic Improvement. Seminar of the Research Unit for Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Cognition, Aarhus University

Apr 25, 2017. Disagreement and Epistemic Improvement. Higher Seminar in Theoretical Philosophy, Lund University

Mar 30, 2017. Group Polarization as a Collective Epistemic Vice (with J. Adam Carter). Workshop on Groups and Disagreement, March 30-31, University of Copenhagen

Mar 15, 2017. Group Polarization as a Collective Epistemic Vice. Social Epistemology Research Group Seminar, University of Copenhagen

May 20, 2016. Disagreement and Epistemic Improvement (with Mona Simion). Complex Disagreement Workshop, 19-20 May, Arché, University of St. Andrews

May 12, 2016. Should We Analyze Knowledge or Put It First? Workshop in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, 12-13 May, University of Copenhagen

May 4, 2016. Disagreement and Epistemic Improvement. Social Epistemology Research Group Seminar, University of Copenhagen

Feb 24, 2016. ¿Deberíamos analizar el conocimiento o ponerlo en primer lugar? [Should We Analyze Knowledge or Put It First?] EpiSoc Seminar, Autonomous University of Madrid

Feb 12, 2016. Should We Analyze Knowledge or Put It First? CLAW Seminar, KU Leuven

Oct 30, 2015. The Lack of Control Account of Epistemic Luck. First Leuven - Cologne Epistemology Meeting, 30 October - 1 September, University of Cologne

Sep 18, 2015. Difficulty and Knowledge. Virtue Epistemology Conference, 16-18 September, KU Leuven

Sep 15, 2015. Worries about John Greco’s (Different) Virtue Epistemology. Workshop on/with John Greco, September 15, KU Leuven

Jun 5, 2015. Virtues, Safety, and Lotteries (with Chris Kelp). ’The Intersection of Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind’ June 1-5, Bled Philosophical Conferences, Bled

Mar 20, 2015. Difficulty and Aptness: A New Approach to Robust Virtue Epistemology. New Topics in the Epistemology of Disagreement, March 19-20, University of Copenhagen

Mar 16, 2015. Conocimiento Futuro, Loterías y Seguridad [Knowledge of the Future, Lotteries, and Safety] Workshop on/with Ernest Sosa, March 16, Autonomous University of Madrid

Feb 27, 2015. Six Views on Aptness. CLAW Seminar, KU Leuven

Feb 13, 2015. Luck, Control, and the Notion of Achievement. Epistemology Workshop, KU Leuven

Dec 5, 2014. Safety and Method Individuation. Leuven Epistemology Group Seminar, KU Leuven

Jul 24, 2014. Control and Achievement. Understanding Value III, 23-25 July, University of Sheffield (refereed)

Jul 12, 2014. Five Views on Aptness. Open Sessions at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association Conference, July 12-13, University of Cambridge (refereed)

Jan 17, 2014. Commentator of Stephen Wright (U. of Sheffield) "Disagreement and Evidence" XVI TIF, January 16-17, University of Barcelona

Sept 12, 2013. Blinking and Winking. An Account of the Notion of Achievement. SEFA 2013, September 11-14, Carlos III University, Madrid (refereed)

Apr 18, 2013. Blinking and Winking. An Account of the Notion of Achievement. LOGOS Graduate Reading Group, University of Barcelona

Apr 5, 2013. Virtue Epistemology. Summary Workshop, April 4-5, University of Barcelona

Dec 18, 2012. Is Safety in Danger? Workshop on the Naturalization of the Mind and Modality, December 17-18, University of Girona

Jul 20, 2012. Luck and Fortune, or Why Knowledge Requires Cognitive Control. VII Congress of the Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, July 18-20, University of Santiago de Compostela (refereed)

Jun 29, 2012. Luck and Fortune, or Why Knowledge Requires Cognitive Control. 2012 European Epistemology Network Meeting, June 28-30, University of Bologna (refereed)

Jun 13, 2012. Luck and Fortune, or Why Knowledge Requires Cognitive Control. LOGOS Graduate Reading Group, University of Barcelona

Dec 20, 2011. Knowledge and Control. COGITO Day 7, University of Bologna

Nov 10, 2011. Epistemic Virtue, Appropriateness, and Environmental Luck. COGITO Seminar, University of Bologna

Nov 4, 2011. Bad Partners for Your True Belief: Luck, Unreliability and the Wrong Direction of Fit. COGITO Seminar, University of Bologna

May 13, 2011. Knowledge and Dispositions. VII Barcelona-Geneva Workshop, May 12-13, University of Barcelona

Mar 18, 2011. Anti-luck Virtue Epistemology: the Whole Story? 2011 European Epistemology Network Meeting, March 17-19, Lund University (refereed)

Jan. 13, 2011. Can Epistemic Circumstances Be Safe? XIII TIF, January 12-14, University of Barcelona (refereed)

Dec 1, 2010. Can Epistemic Circumstances Be Safe? LOGOS Graduate Reading Group, University of Barcelona

Oct 16, 2010. Anti-luck Virtue Epistemology: The Whole Story? SEFA 2010, October 14-16, University of La Laguna (refereed)

May 10, 2010. Anti-luck Virtue Epistemology: The Whole Story? LOGOS Graduate Reading Group, University of Barcelona

Jan 11, 2010. Commentator of Alfredo Tomasetta (U. of Vita-Salute San Raffaele) "Are There Merely Possible Objects?" XII TIF, January 11-12, University of Girona

Feb 11, 2009. Some Considerations on Kripkenstein’s Skeptical Argument. LOGOS Graduate Reading Group, University of Barcelona

Teaching & supervision

BA courses

Spring 2021. Epistemology (Teoria del coneixement). University of Barcelona (syllabus)

Fall 2020. Philosophy of Mind (Filosofía de la mente). Autonomous University of Madrid (syllabus)

Spring 2020. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science (Debates contemporáneos en filosofía de la ciencia). Autonomous University of Madrid (with P. Olmos & A. Sánchez)

Fall 2019. Philosophy of Mind (Filosofía de la mente). Autonomous University of Madrid (syllabus)

Spring 2019. Epistemology (Teoría del conocimiento). Autonomous University of Madrid (with J. Vega)

Fall 2018. Philosophy of Mind (Filosofía de la mente). Autonomous University of Madrid (with J. Vega)

MPhil courses

Spring 2022. Topics in Epistemology. Aphil, Master in Analytic Philosophy. University of Barcelona (syllabus)

Fall 2015. MA & M.Phil Research Seminar in Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. KU Leuven. Topic: Topics in the Intersection of Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind (syllabus)​

Fall 2014. MA & M.Phil Research Seminar in Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. KU Leuven. Topic: Luck, Epistemic Luck, and Epistemic Agency (syllabus)

Online courses

2015. Speaker at online philosophy course “Introduction to Epistemology” Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (link)

Training projects

Fall 2020. Training course 'Research Methods in Philosophy' (IMPLANTA project UAM: Métodos de Investigación Filosófica y Filosofía Académica) Autonomous University of Madrid (with J. Vega & P. Olmos)

Feb 7, 2019. Workshop on Research Methods in Philosophy (INNOVA project UAM: Métodos de Investigación Filosófica y Filosofía Académica) Autonomous University of Madrid (with J. Vega)

Tutorials

Spring 2011. Tutorial in Logic. University of Girona

Certifications

2019. ANECA Contratado Doctor Certification. 2019

PhD Supervision

2018 - present. Moisés Barba (FPU Fellow, Autonomous University of Madrid) (co-supervised with J. Vega)

2020 - present. Lola Medina (FPI Fellow, University of Seville) (co-supervised with J. Navarro)

2020 - present. Lola Medina (FPI Fellow, University of Seville) (co-supervised with J. Navarro)

Organization of academic activities

2021/2022. LOGOS Epistemology Reading Group (convener).

New Perspectives on Epistemic Risk (University of Seville), Feb 24-25, 2020 (co-organizer)

Workshop on Intellectual Autonomy (Autonomous University of Madrid), Feb 5-6, 2019 (co-organizer)

Madrid Philosophy Network: Kick-off Meeting (Complutense University of Madrid), Jan 24, 2019 (co-organizer)

Workshop in Social and Political Epistemology (University of Copenhagen), Mar. 19-20, 2018 (organizer)

Epistemology Workshop (University of Copenhagen), Nov 16-17, 2017 (organizer)

Summer School in Social Epistemology (Autonomous University of Madrid), Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2017 (co-organizer)

Workshop on Groups and Disagreement (University of Copenhagen), Mar 30-31, 2017 (organizer)

Workshop on Epistemic Dependence (Autonomous Univeristy of Madrid), Jan 14-16, 2016 (co-organizer)

2014 European Epistemology Network Meeting (Autonomous University of Madrid) Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2014 (co-organizer)

2010 - 2012 (except from October to December 2011) LOGOS Seminar, University of Barcelona (convener)

October - December 2009. LOGOS Graduate reading group, University of Barcelona (convener)

Refereeing

Journals and publishing houses

Acta Analytica (1x), American Philosophical Quarterly (2x), Analysis (2x), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2x), Dialectica (2x), Episteme (2x), Ergo (1x), European Journal of Philosophy (1x), Erkenntnis (1x), Mind (1x), Noûs (1x), Philosophia (3x), Philosophical Studies (1x), Routledge (1x), Synthese (8x), Teorema (2x), THEORIA (1x) Theoria: A Swedish Journal of Philosophy (1x)

Fellowships & research projects

Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships (1x)

Research groups & philosophical societies

February 2021 - present. LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy (Barcelona) (senior member)

January 2019 – January 2021. Madrid Philosophy Network (main promoter and founding member)

April 2018 – January 2021. AEGEA. Applied Epistemology Research Group (Madrid) (member)

April 2016 – April 2018. Social Epistemology Research Group (Copenhagen) (member)

October 2014 – April 2016. Leuven Epistemology Research Group (Leuven) (member)

2013 – 2014. The Aristotelian Society (UK) (member)

2011 – present. Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (Spain) (member)

  • Student representative: 2012 - 2013

2011 – present. Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (Spain) (member)

2008 – 2014. LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy (Barcelona) (student member)

Miscellaneous

Languages

Spanish (native), Italian (fluent), English (fluent), Catalan (basic)

Translations

English into Spanish. Crispin Wright’s "Truth in Ethics"; originally published in Ratio 1995 (8): 209–302 (for publishing house Marcial Pons)

Website admin

2019 – 2021. Madrid Philosophy Network's website (creator and website administrator)

20162018. Social Epistemology Research Group's website (University of Copenhangen) (website administrator)