Quintanilla, Miguel A.

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Miguel A. Quintanilla

Emeritus Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Salamanca (Spain). His priority lines of research are Philosophy of Science and Technology, Social Studies of Science and Technology, Scientific Culture, Public Communication of Science, Scientific and Technological Policies.

He is the author of: Tecnología: Un enfoque filosófico y otros ensayos de filosofía de la tecnología (Fondo de cultura económica, México, 2016 [1ª ed. FUNDESCO, Madrid, 1988])). La utopía racional (in collaboration with Ramón Vargas-Machuca; Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1989). Ciencia, tecnología y sociedad (in collaboration with J.M. Sánchez Ron, Santillana, Madrid, 1997). Cultura tecnológica: Estudios de ciencia, Tecnología y sociedad. (in collaboration with Eduardo Aibar, Horsori, Barcelona, 2002). Diccionario de Filosofía contemporánea. (ed.), (Sígueme, Salamanca,1976). Ideología y ciencia (Fernando Torres Editor, Valencia, 1976). A favor de la razón (Taurus, Madrid, 1981). Breve diccionario filosófico (Editorial Verbo Divino, Estella, 1996)

Recent publications:  «Engaging technologies: Criteria for an alternative model of technological development». In Contemporary work from the Spanish Speaking Comunmunity, by Laspra, B. y López Cereezo, J.A. The Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series. New Yor; London: Springer, 2018. pp. 103-124.

In 2003 he founded and was elected Director of the Science and Technology Studies Institute, at the University of Salamanca. From 1982 to 1989, he was a senator in the Spanish Parliament. He was first vice-president of the Senate Education Commission, Speaker of the Spanish Science Law (1986), President of Congress-Senate Scientific Research, and Technological Development Joint Committee (1987-89). He has been also the Secretary-General of the Council of Universities (1991-1995) and Secretary of State for Universities and Research of Spanish Government (2006-2008).

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