Author Archives: Marc Artiga


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I’m Marc. I did my PhD at the Universitat de Girona within the LOGOS- Research Group. My supervisor was David Pineda (UdG) and the examining committee was composed by Ruth Millikan (University of Connecticut), Karen Neander (Duke University) and Agustin Vicente (Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea). During my PhD I was a reasearch visitor at the University of Connecticut, the Australian National University and the King’s College London.

In 2014 I held a postdoctoral position at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico), in 2015 I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) and between 2015 and 2016 I was a Juan de la Cierva-postdoctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona. In 2016 I joined the University of Valencia.

I’m currently a senior lecturer (professor titular) at the Logic and Philosophy of Science unit at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat de València. I’m also an active member of the Valencia Philosophy Lab. I’m also on Philpapers and Google Scholar.








Biological Information
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Deception as Mimicry
Philosophy of Science

Understanding Structural Representations
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 88: 1533-1554

What Deception reveals about Plant Cognition
(forthcoming), In P.
Schulte, G. Ferreti i T. Schlicht (eds.), Green Intelligence? Essays in the Philosophy of Plant Minds. Routledge

Las Teorías Naturalistas del Significado
(forthcoming), in I. Vicario, Filosofía del Lenguaje. Tecnos

Neural Oscillations as Representations
(2023), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.  (with Manolo Martínez), 74(3): 619-648

A Dual-Aspect Theory of Artifact Functions
Erkenntnis, 88: 1533-1554

Lies, More Lies and Still More Lies 
Teorema, 42(1): 53-75

Mentiras, Engaños y Falsedades
(2023) A Conocimiento, lenguaje y acción. Ensayos en homenaje a Tobies Grimaltos. Editorial Pretextos, pp. 229-249

Deepfakes, Shallows Epistemic Graves. On the Epistemic Robustenss of Photography and Videos in the Era of Deepfakes. 
Synthese, 200(6): 1-22 (with Paloma Atencia-Linares)

(2022), in J. Galindo and M. Martínez, Conceptos de Biología Evolutiva para las Ciencias Sociales y las Humanidades, 532-538

Strong Liberal Representationalism
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 21 (3):645-667 

Signals are Minimal Causes
Synthese, 198: 8581–8599

Bacterial Communication
Biology and Philosophy, 36(4): 1-19

Beyond Black Dots and Nutritious Things: A Solution to the Indeterminacy Problem
Mind and Language, 36(3):  471-490

Biological Functions and Natural Selection: A Reappraisal
(2021), European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 11(2): 1-22

A Defense of the Moral and Legal Right to Secede 
Ethics and Global Politics, 14: 18-35

Russell y la Desobediencia Civil
(2021) In J. Gimeno, V. Luque y S. Pérez, B. Russell: Herencia y Actualidad. Tirant Lo Blanc

The Meaning of Biological Signals.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 84:101348 (with Jonathan Birch and Manolo Martínez) 

Models, Information and Meaning.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 82:101284

Informational Theories of Content and Mental Representation
(2020), Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 11 (3):613-627. (with Miguel Ángel Sebastián)

Can Informational Theories Account for Metarepresentations?
(2020), Topoi, 39 (1):81-94 (with Miguel Ángel Sebastián)

Deception: A Functional Account
(2018) Philosophical Studies, 175 (3): 570-600  (with Cédric Paternotte)

Liberal Representationalism: A Deflationist Defense
(2016), Dialectica, 70 (3) : 407-430

Teleosemantic Modeling of Cognitive Representations
(2016), Biology and Philosophy, 31 (4): 483-505

Es pot Naturalitzar la Intencionalitat?
(2016), Quaderns de Filosofia, 3(2):  83-119

New Perspectives on Artifactual and Biological Functions
(2016), Applied Ontology, 11 (2): 89-102

Rescuing Tracking Theories of Morality
(2015), Philosophical Studies, 172(12): 3357-3374

The Organisational Account of Function is an Etiological Account of Function
(2015), Acta Biotheoretica, 64 (2):105-117. (with Manolo Martinez)

Millikan and Her Critics (review)
(2015) Mind, 124 (494): 679-683

The Modal Theory of Function is not About Functions
(2014) Philosophy of Science, 81(4): 581-590

Signaling Without Cooperation
(2014) Biology and Philosophy, 29(3): 357-378

Teleosemantics, Info-telsemantics and Circularity
(2014) International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 22(4): 583-603

Prinz’s Naturalistic Theory of Intentional Content
(2014) Crítica, 46 (136): 69-86

Teleosemantics and Pushmi-Pullyu Representations
(2013) Erkenntnis,  79(3): 545- 566

Reliable Misrepresentation and Teleosemantics
(2013) Disputatio, 37(5): 265-281

The Limits of Freedom as Non-Domination
(2012) Astrolabio. Revista Internacional de Filosofia, 13: 37-46

On Several Misuses of Sober’s Selection for/Selection of Distinction
(2011) Topoi. An International Review of Philosophy, 30(2): 181-193

Re-Organizing Organizational Accounts of Function
(2011) Applied Ontology, 6: 105–124

Learning and Selection Processes
(2010) Theoria, 25(2): 197-210


Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind:
      • Mental content, perception, naturalistic theories of content, etc.

  • Philosophy of Biology:
      • Biological function, animal communication, evolutionary game theory,  etc.

  • Cognitive Science: 
      • Explanation in neuroscience, information theory, representations in neuroscience, etc.

  • Philosophy of Science:
      • Natural kinds, causal and mechanistic explanation, etc.

  • Philosophy of Language:
      • Pragmatics, political philosophy of language, etc.



Courses I regularly teach at the University of Valencia:

Filosofia i Ciència Contemporània
BA in Philosophy
Universitat de València

Introducció a la Filosofia del Llenguatge
BA in Catalan and Spanish Literature
Universitat de València

Filosofia de la Ciència II
BA in Philosophy
Universitat de València

Filosofia del Llenguatge I
BA in Philosophy
Universitat de València

Ética i Pensament Crític
BA in Transaltion
Universitat de València

Complements per a la Formació Disciplinar en Filosofia
Master for Philosophy Teachers
Universitat de València

Past courses: 

Topics in Philosophy, Language and Cognitive Science: Nativism
Mandatory Course
Master in Cognitive Science and Language, 1st term 2015-2016
Universitat de Barcelona

Filosofia del Llenguatge I
Mandatory Course
BA in Philosophy, 1st term 2015-2016
Universitat de Barcelona

Philosophy of Psychology
Advanced Seminar
BA and MA in Philosophy, 2nd term, 2014-2015
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Intencionalidad y Representación Mental
Master in Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, 1st term 2014-2015
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM

Tutorial in Logic I
BA in Philosophy, 1st term, 2010-2012
Universitat de Girona


Marc Artiga
Lògica i Filosofia de la Ciència
Departament de Filosofia
Facultat de Filosofia i Ciències de l’Educació
(Universitat de València)
Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 30 
46010 València

Email: marc.artiga [at sign] uv [dot] es