David Alvargonzález (1960) received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Oviedo in 1983 and continued his studies in philosophy under the direction of Gustavo Bueno, graduating with a Ph.D. in 1988. He is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oviedo (Spain) and tutor at UNED (the National Distance Education University in Spain). His early work centered on the epistemology of cultural materialism and the history of biology (Linnaeus, Darwin). His subsequent research has focused on the philosophy of the social sciences, the philosophy of religion and, more recently, on bioethics.