Alejandro Vesga

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cognitive Science of Values

Alejandro Vesga is a philosopher joining the UCHV as a postdoctoral research associate in the Cognitive Science of Values. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University and did his BA and MA in philosophy at Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia. His interests revolve around the nature and cognition of various kinds of normativity. He is interested in how the instrumental rationality of cooperative action provides a unifying fulcrum to explain the epistemic, linguistic, moral, and social norms that govern human communication. Currently, he is developing empirical work on whether our explanatory cognition behaves differently when we judge why some things should be the case and why some things are actually the case. Beyond these topics, he is also interested in Latin American and social-political philosophy.