University of Frankfurt (Germany)
Alumnus, 1992
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Areas of Interest
Philosophy of Law
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    Procedural justice?: Implications of the Rawls-Habermas debate for discourse ethics
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (2): 163-181. 2003.
    In this paper I focus on the discussion between Rawls and Habermas on procedural justice. I use Rawls’s distinction between pure, perfect, and imperfect procedural justice to distinguish three possible readings of discourse ethics. Then I argue, against Habermas’s own recent claims, that only an interpretation of discourse ethics as imperfect procedural justice can make compatible its professed cognitivism with its proceduralism. Thus discourse ethics cannot be understood as a purely procedural …Read more
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    Justicia global en una sociedad mundial pluralista
    Estudios de Filosofía (Universidad de Antioquia). 2008.
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    Gadamer Y Brandom: Sobre la interpretación
    Signos Filosóficos 12 (23): 99-118. 2010.
    En su libro Tales of the Mighty Dead, Brandom analiza la concepción hermenéutica de la interpretación de Gadamer para mostrar que su enfoque inferencialista del significado explica y suscribe las tesis centrales de la hermenéutica de Gadamer que él denomina los tópicos hermenéuticos gadamerianos. En..
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    World Disclosure and Reference
    with Peter Morgan
    Thesis Eleven 37 (1): 46-63. 1994.
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    Sovereignty and the International Protection of Human Rights
    Journal of Political Philosophy 24 (4): 427-445. 2016.
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    In this essay I analyze some conceptual difficulties associated with the demand that global institutions be made more democratically accountable. In the absence of a world state, it may seem inconsistent to insist that global institutions be accountable to all those subject to their decisions while also insisting that the members of these institutions, as representatives of states, simultaneously remain accountable to the citizens of their own countries for the special responsibilities they have…Read more
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    In this article I analyze Rawls' and Habermas' accounts of the role of religion in political deliberations in the public sphere. After pointing at some difficulties involved in the unequal distribution of deliberative rights and duties among religious and secular citizens that follow from their proposals, I argue for a way to structure political deliberation in the public sphere that imposes the same deliberative obligations on all democratic citizens, whether religious or secular. These obligat…Read more
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    In his book Tales of the Mighty Dead Brandom engages Gadamer’s hermeneutic conception of interpretation in order to show that his inferentialist approach to understanding conceptual content can explain and underwrite the main theses of Gadamer’s hermeneutics which he calls “the gadamerian hermeneutic platitudes”. In order to assess whether this claim is sound, I analyze the three types of philosophical interpretations that Brandom discusses: de re, de dicto and de traditione, and argue that they…Read more
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    Heidegger on meaning and reference
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (1): 9-20. 2005.
    This paper is an attempt to criticize the reification of language present in Heidegger’s writings after the Kehre . The steps of the argument are as follows. First, it is argued that the specific features of Heidegger’s conception of language after the Kehre can be traced back to Heidegger’s conception of the ontological difference in Being and Time . The common element in both conceptions is the assumption that meaning determines reference (i.e. that the way entities are understood determines w…Read more
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    Democracia y deliberación pública
    In Rodolfo Arango Rivadeneira (ed.), Filosofía de la Democracia: Fundamentos Conceptuales, Ediciones Uniandes, Ceso. pp. 125--146. 2007.
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    The linguistic turn in German philosophy was initiated in the eighteenth century in the work of Johann Georg Hamann, Johann Gottfried von Herder, and Wilhelm von Humboldt. It was further developed in this century by Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer extended its influence to contemporary philosophers such as Karl-Otto Apel and Jürgen Habermas. This tradition focuses on the world-disclosing dimension of language, emphasizing its communicative over its cognitive function. Although this stud…Read more
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    Pre´cis of Heidegger, Language, and World-disclosure
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (2). 2002.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  • Kommunikatives Handeln
    In Hauke Brunkhorst, Regina Kreide & Cristina Lafont (eds.), Habermas-Handbuch, Metzler. pp. 332--336. 2009.
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    Heidegger and the synthetic a-priori
    In Steven Galt Crowell & Jeff Malpas (eds.), Transcendental Heidegger, Stanford University Press. pp. 104--118. 2007.
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    Was Heidegger an externalist?
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (6). 2005.
    To address the question posed in the title, I focus on Heidegger's conception of linguistic communication developed in the sections on Rede and Gerede of Being and Time. On the basis of a detailed analysis of these sections I argue that Heidegger was a social externalist but semantic internalist. To make this claim, however, I first need to clarify some key points that have led critics to assume Heidegger's commitment to social externalism automatically commits him to semantic externalism regard…Read more