UCL Philosophy

Prof Jose Zalabardo

Prof Jose Zalabardo

Professor of Philosophy

Dept of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2000

Research summary

I am interested in the relationship between reality and our representations of it in thought and language. My main concern is to understand the consequences of the fact that our characterisation of this relationship is itself a representation of reality in thought or language. I work in areas of epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophies of mind and language that address these problems.

Teaching summary

I have taught courses in epistemology, metaphysics and logic, and on Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy.


University of Michigan
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1994
University of St Andrews
Other higher degree, Master of Philosophy | 1988
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1987


I did my undergraduate degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, an MPhil at St Andrews and a PhD at the University of Michigan. I was a lecturer at the University of Birmingham for six years. I've been at UCL since 2000.