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Academic Biography: Fermin is a philosopher of science working on foundational issues in the philosophy of biology and cognitive science. His research focuses on the notion of natural agency. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science. Before that he was a SSHRCpostdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Institute for Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Western University (2016-2018). In 2017 Fermin was the recipient of the Ernest Nagel Earl-Career Scholar Essay Award from the Philosophy of Science Association. He did his PhD at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto (2016).

Recent publications by Dr. Fulda:

  • (2020) “Biopsychism: Life between Computation and Cognition.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. doi: 1080/03080188.2020.1794381
  • (2017) “Natural Agency: The Case of Bacterial Cognition.” Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 1-22. doi:10.1017/apa.2017.5;
  • (2017) “Natural Selection, Mechanism and the Statistical Interpretation.” Philosophy of Science84 issue 5 (Proceedings). doi.org/10.1086/694008;
  • (2015) “A Mechanistic Framework for Darwinism or Why Fodor’s Objection Fails.” Synthese192: 163-183.doi:10.1007/s11229-014-0557-4

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Sessional Lecturer
  • Location: IHPST, Victoria College, 91 Charles St. W., 3rd floor, Room VC 308
  • E-mail address: fermin.fulda@mail.utoronto.ca