Professor Modesto Gómez-Alonso
Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Salamanca (Spain)
Modesto Gómez-Alonso is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Salamanca (Spain). He is currently visiting Eidyn until October 2017. He has published the book Frágiles certidumbres. Wittgenstein y Sobre la certeza. Duda y lenguaje (Groundless Certitudes. Wittgenstein's On Certainty. Language and Scepticism) (Salamanca, 2006), as well as numerous articles. His research is focused mainly on two fields: Contemporary Epistemology and Early Modern Thought. He is deeply interested in Ernest Sosa's virtue epistemology and Descartes’ philosophy. Other fields of interest are Wittgenstein and Radical Scepticism.
Dr Jesús Navarro
Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Seville (Spain)
Jesús Navarro is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Seville (Spain) and he is currently visiting Eidyn until January 2016. Dr Navarro began working on the history of early modern philosophy (in particular Montaigne's skepticism and his notion of subjectivity), and is now interested in issues related to analytic epistemology, action theory and the philosophy of language. He has also written on metaphilosophy and the analytic/continental divide. He has been Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, Post-doctoral Fellow at UC-Berkeley and Visiting Scholar at Duke University. In 2009-10 he was Academic Visitor at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Dr Patrick Schotanus
Born in the Netherlands, Patrick Schotanus has worked internationally in finance and investment management for over twenty years, including assignments in New York, London, and Singapore. Currently he works as the global investment strategist of Kames Capital in Edinburgh, UK, and is a senior member of the Multi Asset Group, which manages a number of multi-asset funds.Patrick completed a PhD in complex psychology at the University of Essex. His thesis introduced the Market Mind Hypothesis (MMH). The premise of MMH is the market as an extended mind-body with the specific proposition that capital markets manifest collective consciousness, referred to as “the market’s mind”. Patrick’s research emphasizes the unconscious origin and phenomenal culmination of price discovery which escape axiomatic capture. His technical papers have been published in various peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA, 1990) from the University of Groningen and a Master of Financial Engineering (MFE, 2002) from the University of California at Berkeley. His professional investment qualifications include the Certified European Financial Analyst and Chartered Market Technician designations.