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Margarita Vega, PhD

Professor of Philosophy


  • PhD, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • BA, University of Navarra, Spain

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle
  • Ontology of Art and Aesthetics
  • Metaphysics
  • Personhood

Courses Taught

  • Mind and Brain (PH 4711-01)
  • Metaphysics (PH-2050)
  • Theory of Knowledge (PH-1065)
  • Metaphysics Seminar (PH-4002)
  • Philosophy of Mind (PH-4710)
  • Philosophy Writing Seminar (PH-4585)

Recent Publications

  • “Bridging the Gap between Aristotle’s Use and Theory of Metaphora”, in Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, Volume 50, Issue 2 (Apr 2017) 135-151
  • “Habitual Knowledge of God”, Journal of Polian Studies, vol. 3 (December 2016) 55-70
  • “Once Again, What Counts As Art?”, Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel, 44 (2) (June 2016) 633-644.

From the Professor

In my courses, I offer a wide philosophical context while providing opportunities for specialized research. By the end of their program, the students should be able to relate problems in the philosophical tradition to contemporary research, to translate between incommensurable philosophical systems, and to make a personal contribution to the philosophical discussion.

I teach some hybrid courses that comprise an online lecture and a weekly discussion meeting. The goal of the online session is to provide some flexibility that can suit the student’s previous philosophical background, learning speed and schedule. The discussion portion of the course is aimed at fostering dialog, sharpening philosophical argumentation and skills.

I am a member of the Berkeley Social Ontology Group, The American Philosophical Association, and SITEM - Seminario de Estética Musical, España.

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