The Unicity of the Living: From the Beginning of Life to the Formation of Habits

Francisco Güell is a Doctor of Philosophy from the Universidad de Navarra (UNAV), with undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Biology. Since 2011 he has been a member of the “Mind-Brain Group: Biology and Subjectivity in Philosophy and Contemporary Neuroscience,” a research project at the Instituto Cultura y Sociedad (ICS) at UNAV. As an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNAV, he has been responsible for the subject “Scientific Rationality” in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Sciences; in the Master of Philosophy program he teaches the subject “Philosophical Anthropology”. Güell has been a visiting researcher at King’s College of London, Georgetown University and Stanford University. Besides serving as a speaker at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally, he has been a guest lecturer at the Kennedy Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, the University of Maastritch, Universidad Austral, and the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University. Since 2009 he has been a professor in the Master of Bioethics Research program at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Author of “The biological and ontological status of the human embryo: the epigenetic paradigm of the 21st Century, from the theory of essence of Xavier Zubiri” (Peter Lang, 2013), he has specialized in the epistemology of biology and neurosciences; more specifically, he works on issues related to the genetic and epigenetic dimensions of organic development, and the characterization of the unicity of the living beings, in theories of mind and actions, as well as bioethical issues related to the pre-implanted embryo. Dr. Güell will interact with students and professors, both undergraduate and graduate levels, through several courses, seminars and simposia. He will also contribute in some publications and research projects.

Host University
Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla

Host Scholar
Héctor Velázquez Fernández