Jesús Zamora

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Jesús ZamoraJesús Zamora (born in 1963) teaches Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional de Eduación a Distancia (Spain) and writes the popular blog A bordo del Otto Neurath. He has a PhD in Philosophy and in Economic Science and has also taught at the Carlos III University (Madrid) and in high school. Some of his works analyze the behavior of the scientific community in terms of profitability and economic competition in order to evaluate performance. He defines himself as a positivist. Amongst his works are: Truthlikeness without truth. A methodological approach (Synthese), 1992; Un modelo simple de aproximación a la verdad (Theoría), 1993 ¿Metodonomía de la ciencia? Una aplicación de la idea de verosimilitud (Endosa, 1993); Moulines y el realismo (Theoría), 1995; Mentiras a medias. Unas investigaciones sobre el programa de la verosimilitud (UAM), 1996.


An interview with Jesús Zamora

Answers from this author by topic

Knowledge

“Knowledge has to be subject to some kind of empirical test”

Knowledge
Consciousness

“The mind is the workings of the brain”

Consciousness
Truth

“We don’t need something akin to a transcendental notion of truth”

Truth
Free Will

“Our behavior can be perfectly described without the need to introduce a metaphysical notion of free will”

Free will
God

“Human beings may be absurd beings”

God
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