Mariela Aguilera

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Mariela Aguilera got her PhD in Philosophy at the National University of Córdoba (UNC) in 2012. The title of her dissertation is “Conceptual Abilities in Non Linguistic Creatures”. There, she developed a theory of concepts extensible to non-human animals. In 2012, she obtained a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), funding a project focused on Cartographic Representations and Inferences which aims at providing a model for animal reasoning. In 2013, she was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Philosophical Investigations of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM).

At the moment she is an Assistant Researcher at CONICET and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy (UNC). In 2016, she was a visiting researcher at the Department of Philosophy at York University. Along these years, she has been involved in different research projects, mainly focused on the content and format of conceptual and perceptual representations, with grants from the Secretary of Science and Technology (SECYT), CONICET, and the Research Fund for Science and Technology (FONCYT).

Her overall research focuses on non-linguistic forms of thinking. Her current investigation focuses on the semantic of cartographic systems, and the interaction of cartographic systems with other sorts of representational systems. More specifically, she has been working on the structural properties of maps, their logical form, and their expressive power. Recently, she has been working on the nature of the semantic and inferential relations between different kinds of representations, such as pictures, maps and language. Overall, she is interested in the role that cartographic representations can play in both human and animal cognition.



Mental maps, paper maps, e-maps

  • 9 mai, 13h -17h — EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, salle 2


Cartographic Structures

  • 9 mai, 13h -17h — EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, salle 2

Language, Maps and Pictures : their Normative Fuction

  • 16 mai, 13h -15h — EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, Amphi Furet 

Maps and Heterogeneous Inferences

  • 16 mai, 15h -17h — EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, Amphi Furet