| Psychology and Philosophy Department
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology
Areas of Competence: Ethics (esp. Bioethics), Philosophy of Science.
Articles, Book Chapters and Commentaries (Refereed)
Botero, M., Buccafurni, D. & Desforges, D. (forthcoming) How Much Should the People Know? Implications of Methodological Choices in The Study of Intentionality and Blame Ascriptions. Applied Psychology and Criminal Justice.
Botero, M. (forthcoming) Tactless Scientists, Ignoring Touch in the Study of Joint Attention. Philosophical Psychology.
Botero, M. (forthcoming) Primates are Touched by Your Concern: Touch, Emotion, and Social Cognition in Chimpanzees. In K. Andrews & J. Beck (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Animal Minds.
Botero, M. (forthcoming) To What Kind of Research They Can Dissent? The Role that Distinguishing Between Biomedical and Behavioral Research Plays in Granting Dissent and Assent to Chimpanzees used in Experimentation. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.
Botero, M. (forthcoming) Autonomy in Children: Accessing the Inaccessible Space in Essex County Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm. Graphic Novels and Philosophy, University Press of Mississippi.
Botero, M. (2016) Death in the Family. Animal Sentience (1) p. 40.
Botero, M. (2014). How Primate Mothers and Infants Communicate, Characterizing Interaction in Mother-Infant Studies Across Species. In M. Pina & N. Gontier (Eds.), The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates: A Multidisciplinary Approach (pp. 83-100). London: Springer.
Botero, M., MacDonald, S., & Miller, R. (2013) Anxiety-related Behavior of Orphan Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Primates, Volume 54 (1): 21-26.
Botero, M. (2012) Reconstructing with More Situated Social Interactions, Emotion Review, 4: 246-6.
Botero, M. (2011) Genderless Subjects in Cognitive Science: Physicalism in the Transgender World. In T. Teo, P. Stenner, A. Rutherford, et al., (Eds.) Varieties of Theoretical Psychology International Philosophical and Practical Concerns, Toronto: Captus University Publications.
Book Reviews (Refereed*)
Botero, M. (2016) Navigating the Landscape of the Animal Mind, An Interdisciplinary Journey, Society & Animals (24), p. 85-88*.
Botero, M. (2012) Review of The Primate Mind, Built to Connect with Other Minds, Frans B. M. de Waal and Pier Francesco Ferrari (Editors), 2012 Metapsychology Reviews Online, Volume 16, Issue 35.
Botero, M., (2010) Review of Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees, M. Matsuzawa, M. Tomonaga, & M. Tanaka, (Eds.). The Journal of Developmental Processes, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 115- 119*.
Botero, M. (2009) Review of Onflow; Dynamics of Consciousness and Experience R. Pred, MIT Press. Metapsychology Reviews Online, Volume 10, Issue 31.
Web Based Publications
Botero, M. (2015, July 20-24). Featured scholar. The Brains Blog.
Botero, M. (2009). More than Designing an Ethogram, The Implications of Choosing a Methodology in Primatology. Philosophy of Science Archive.
Spanish Translation Hosle, V. (2002) Plato and Darwinism. Universitas Philosophica 39, p. 11-48.
Botero, M. (revise and resubmit) Prolegomenon to the Development of Basic Emotions in Apes and Humans, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
Botero, M. (under review) Autonomous Chimpanzees Clocking Out for the Last Time: The Moral Argument Behind a Decision to Retire Chimpanzees from Research as a Guideline for the Use of Animals in Research.
Botero, M. & Desforges, D. (under review) Folk Moral Intuitions in Animal Ethics Committees.
Botero, M., MacDonald, S., Shanker, S. & Pusey, A. (in progress), A longitudinal study of mother-infant interaction on anxiety and social behavior of infant chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Botero, M. & Schneider C. (in progress) Onset of Communicative Gestures in Infant Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in Captive and Wild Settings.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Refereed)
The Folk Are the Experts or the Irrelevance of Philosophers to Animal Ethics Committees
Characterizing Interaction in the Study of the Evolution of Social Cognition in Apes and Humans
What Must the Folk Know? The Role of Foreknowledge in Intentionality and Blame Ascriptions
Primate Mother: The mother of All Collective Basic Emotions
Texan Folk Intuitions on Intentionality, Blame, and the Death Penalty: Where What the Folk Think Really Matters, (Botero, Bucafurni-Huber and Desforges),
Anxiety-related Behavior of Orphan Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania
How Primate Mothers and Infants Communicate, Characterizing Interaction in Mother-Infant Studies
Social Emotions. Commentary to M. Brady “In Defense of Valence: How to Solve Hume’s Puzzle About Emotions”
Extended Basic Emotions.
More than Designing an Ethogram: The Implications of Choosing a Methodology in Primatology.
Beyond Skin and Hair: An Extended Mind Conception of the Chimpanzee Mind.
Genderless Subjects in Cognitive Science: Physicalism in the Transgender World
Time as the Web of Reality: The Concept of Time in Cognitive Science
A Neurophysiological Approach to the 17th Century Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Properties of Knowledge
A Neurophysiological Approach to Realism and Primary Properties
Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
An Evolutionary Approach to Ethics
Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Touch and Primates: Pushing Open the Doors of Social Perception
Gaze and Touch in the Study of Human and Non-human Joint Attention
Methods and Mind in the Study of Ape Mother-Infant Interaction
EWCAT—Ethics, Western Civilization, and American Traditions: An Experiment in Transformational Education” (Hendrickson, de Castro, Fair, Botero, and Krienke)
Chimpanzees in Gombe, Mind and Emotion in Mother-Infant Interaction
Philosophy as a Performative Act: Empirically Informed Philosophy and Observations in Chimpanzees
Perspectives on Philosophy of Science in Latin America
ACADEMIC AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONOURS
Independent Studies and Student Honors College Research Projects
PHIL4361 Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness (2011-present)
PHIL3372 Philosophy of Science (2011-present)
PHIL2306 Contemporary Moral Issues (2010-present)
Guest Lecturer Honors College Seminars
HONR 3343 Film & Society, Lecture “Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me, You Damn Dirty Ape! Primatology and the 1968 Film Planet of the Apes” (2016)
HONR 3375 Difficult Dialogues (Sex), Lecture “Mind, Body and Shame; A Feminist Approach” (2016)
HONR 3322 Journeys Lecture, “A Philosopher in Africa; The Intersection Between Philosophy and Primatology” (2013)
PHIL4080 Seminar in Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness, York University (2010)
PHIL 2240 Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, York University (2009)
PHIL 2160 Mind, Brain and Self, York University (2007)
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Epistemology M.A. seminar (2002)
Foundations of Natural Sciences (1999-2002)
Foundations of Social Sciences, (2000-2002)
Philosophy of Social Sciences, (2001-2002)
Philosophy of Science, (1999-2002)
Evolutionary Theory and Ethics, (2001)
Theory of Knowledge, Undergraduate Program in Business Administration (1999-2002)
Service to the Department
Service to the University
Service To The Profession
OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Reading Group on Animal Cognition with Professors Anne Russon (York University) and Kristin Andrews (York University) 2006, York University, Canada.
Reading Group on Dynamical Systems Theory and Neuroscience with Professors Mark Lewis (OEISI) and Evan Thompson (University of Toronto). 2002-2004, Canada.
Research Group in Bioethics, 2000-2001, Insituto de Bioetica, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
Field work observations of the chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), Gombe National Park, Tanzania, Africa, August-December 2005
Research Assistant Cuba-Mexico-Canada Research Initiative, an international, multi- disciplinary investigation into preventative mental health, York University, October- February 2007-2008