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I am Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Navarra (Spain), where I earned my PhD in 1997, with a Dissertation on morality, reason and nature in Thomas Aquinas, supervised by Alejandro Llano. 

I was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard in 2002-3, where I worked on morality, nature and culture in Kant's practical philosophy, under the supervision of Christine M. Korsgaard. 

I have taught many courses on ethics and related subjects, as well as a course on Social Anthropology.

Currently I teach Ethics to the Undergraduate Students of Philosophy at the University of Navarra; I teach also a course on "Virtue and Obligation" in the Master's Program in Philosophy.


My research deals with the intersection between moral philosophy and social sciences. I am interested in natural law and practical reason, emotions, the concepts of culture and identity.

I have led several research projects on these topics. At the moment, I am the director of the  "Emotional Culture and Identity project, based in the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at the University of Navarra, where I serve also as Scientific Coordinator of the Institute, and as the Director of the Master in Research in Social Sciences

I am also the academic leader of the "Culture and Lifestyles" branch of the Social Trends Institute, and in this capacity I have organized several experts meetings on issues related to social sciences.   

In June 30 I was appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.