Belén Pueyo-Ibáñez



I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Justitia Center for Advanced Studies, Goethe Universität (Frankfurt, Germany) at the invitation of Rainer Forst.

I received my PhD in Philosophy at Emory University, Atlanta, in Spring 2023 with the dissertation (Im)possible Communities: The Cooperative Structure of Moral Thinking. Before starting my doctoral program, I obtained a MA in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research, an advanced degree in Contemporary Art History, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Music and Journalism. My areas of specialization include moral, social, and political thought, philosophical psychology, critical theory (especially Jürgen Habermas), and American pragmatism (especially John Dewey).

My work has been published in The European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Contemporary Pragmatism, and Pragmatism Today. My research has been supported by Emory University, The New School for Social Research, The Fulbright Program, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among other institutions.

In previous lives, I have been a talented violinist and a journalist (for a few years, I worked as a classical music critic and got to occupy the position of editor-in-chief at a digital magazine on contemporary art and culture). I no longer play the violin or engage in fast-paced journalistic writing, but I certainly enjoy doing things other than philosophy. Listening to classical music (better if live), visiting art museums, and traveling come first, closely followed by amateur astronomy (I bought my first telescope, a 114mm Newtonian that I still have when I was 11 years old). Getting started in the art of astrophotography and learning to sail are next on my list.

Originally from the beautiful historical city of Pamplona, Spain, I have lived in Barcelona, London, New York, and Atlanta. My name is pronounced "Beh-lēhn."

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Photos on this website:
Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA.
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