Juan Diego Bogotá



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Egenis

I am a PhD student working at the intersection between Philosophy and Cognitive Science. My research focuses on how the enactive approach to Cognitive Science and the so-called Free Energy Principle (and its related process theories, e.g., predictive processing) can be unified under a single approach to understanding cognition.

I did my BA in Philosophy at the National University of Colombia between 2011 and 2016, where I graduated writing a dissertation on how the Husserlian approach to intersubjectivity could inform discussions concerning social cognition. Then, I did my MA in Philosophy at the same university, where I had the opportunity to teach undergraduate modules on Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, and the Philosophy of Cognitive Science. I graduated from my MA programme with a dissertation on the role of affection and affectivity in cognition under the supervision of Juan José Botero. My thesis received a meritorious mention from its examiners. After a year and a half working at a university in Bogotá, Colombia, I started my PhD in Exeter.

My research interests are mainly Phenomenological Philosophy and the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (particularly, 4E cognition approaches).