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    : The key concept is "vertigo of secularization." It relates to the fears that societies experience when understanding the need to ground their political orders as separated from religion. The erosion of values produces vertigos around the world. We need to understand better these kinds of processes because only by doing so can we keep that fear and violence from taking precedence over the hard working tasks of building up a global political community
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    Why Do We Need to Create a Moral Image of the World?
    Thesis Eleven 91 (1): 6-26. 2007.
    This article deals with our constructed notions of evil and how an historical appraisal takes shape after specific stories and narratives become important objects of public deliberation, historical criticism, and disclosive views of what constitutes the moral harms of human cruelty. I analyze the historical representations of the meaning of evil in specific historical times through narratives that have made important contributions to our historical understanding of them. I also propose that our …Read more
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    Claudia card's
    Hypatia 19 (4). 2004.
    : This paper deals with Claudia Card's important contributions to a theory of evil that steps out from traditional models of thinking about this problem (theodicies, metaphysical theories, etc.). Instead, our author seeks to explore important elements from other theorists (such as Kant and Nietzsche) in order to build up her ideas of what she calls the "atrocity paradigm." This critical essay focuses mainly in the spaces where Card's conclusions need to rethink the limits and constraints of her …Read more
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    En este libro, la autora desarrolla su concepción del juicio reflexionante inspirada en Emmanuel Kant y en Hannah Arendt para concentrarse en cómo cierto tipo de narraciones modelan nuestras nociones de lo que consideramos moral. Lara nos ofrece distintas concepciones sobre el mal en su formulación histórica mediante los ejemplos de las tragedias griegas, las diferentes concepciones sobre el mal en la obra de Shakespeare, el uso literario de la metáfora en la obra de Joseph Conrad y en narracion…Read more
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    Claudia Card's Atrocity Paradigm
    Hypatia 19 (4): 184-191. 2004.
    This paper deals with Claudia Card's important contributions to a theory of evil that steps out from traditional models of thinking about this problem . Instead, our author seeks to explore important elements from other theorists in order to build up her ideas of what she calls the "atrocity paradigm." This critical essay focuses mainly in the spaces where Card's conclusions need to rethink the limits and constraints of her theory
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    Globalizing Women's Rights: Overcoming the Apartheid
    Thesis Eleven 78 (1): 61-84. 2004.
    This article deals with the empirical example of how social subjects, in this case women, have appropriated the language of rights in order to demand social inclusion. Since there are many different points of view in feminist theory with regard to how to deal with the idea of women’s rights, this article is divided into three sections. In the first section, I focus on how some important normative contents about democracy and rights have already been accepted by many different theorists who speak…Read more
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    A reply to my critics
    Hypatia 15 (3): 182-186. 2000.
    : My text is written to answer the questions asked at the APA Meeting's presentation of the book Moral Textures: Feminist Narratives in the Public Sphere by professors María Lugones and Eduardo Mendieta. The answer seeks to clarify that Lugones's infrapolitics position is not so distant from mine. I also address Mendieta's question directed more to the aesthetic domain. There, I seek to show how my position could be taken as a creative effort to extend some of Habermas's early work on the public…Read more
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    The future of critical theory?
    Constellations 15 (2): 265-270. 2008.
    No Abstract
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    Reflective judgment as world disclosure
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (1-2): 83-100. 2008.
    In this article I deal with Kant's concept of reflective judgment, and recover it through its links to the aesthetic dimension as its fundamental scenario. Then I go on to explain why Hannah Arendt understood this important Kantian connection, and why she thought it would allow her to develop it through a political dimension. Last, having reviewed both Kant and Arendt's contributions to the concept of reflective judgment, I recover my own input to the concept by showing its linguistic dimension …Read more
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    Reflective judgment as world disclosure
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (1-2): 83-100. 2008.
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    Book review: Seyla Benhabib. The reluctant modernism of Hannah Arendt. Thousand oaks, california: Sage, 1996 (review)
    with Joan B. Landes
    Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 14 (3): 162-169. 1999.
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    María Pía Lara explores the ambiguity of secularization and the theoretical potential of a structural break between politics and religion.
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    Immaginazione politica e femminismo
    Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 23 (1): 87-98. 2010.
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    A conceptual analysis of the term ‘populism’
    Thesis Eleven 149 (1): 31-47. 2018.
  •  7
    A Genealogy of Rape through a Feminist Imaginary
    Essays in Philosophy 19 (1). 2018.
  •  6
    Claudia Card's Atrocity Paradigm
    Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 19 (4): 184-191. 2004.
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    Richard Rorty: Becoming a Contemporary Political Philosopher
    Contemporary Pragmatism 11 (1): 69-82. 2014.
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    El drama nietzscheano en Robert Pippin
    Dianoia 60 (75): 141-149. 2015.
    Resumen: Spinoza afirma que las decisiones, elecciones y acciones de un agente son necesarias porque están determinadas causalmente. ¿Acaso los seres humanos no son agentes morales? ¿son sólo eslabones de una cadena de causas cuyo curso no pueden controlar y que los exime de las consecuencias de sus actos, así como de premios y castigos? ¿ser un individuo libre significa aceptar pasivamente lo que ocurre y abandonar la pretensión de modificarlo? Este artículo responde a estas preguntas mediante …Read more
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    The Prague colloquium: The heart, spirit, home of critical theorists
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 43 (3): 268-269. 2017.
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    Rethinking Evil: Contemporary Perspectives (edited book)
    University of California Press. 2001.
    This innovative volume will be welcomed by moral and political philosophers, social scientists, and anyone who reflects seriously on the twentieth century's heavy burden of war, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other evidence of people's desire to harm one another. María Pía Lara brings together a provocative set of essays that reexamine evil in the context of a "postmetaphysical" world, a world that no longer equates natural and human evil and no longer believes in an omnipotent God. The questio…Read more
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    Forum on the war on terrorism
    with Bat-Ami Bar On, Claudia Card, Drucilla Cornell, Alison M. Jaggar, Constance Mui, Julien S. Murphy, Sherene Razack, Sara Ruddick, and Iris Marion Young
    Hypatia 18 (1): 157. 2003.
  •  1
    A Reply to My Critics
    Hypatia 15 (3): 182-186. 2000.
    My text is written to answer the questions asked at the APA Meeting's presentation of the book Moral Textures: Feminist Narratives in the Public Sphere by professors María Lugones and Eduardo Mendieta. The answer seeks to clarify that Lugones's infrapolitics position is not so distant from mine. I also address Mendieta's question directed more to the aesthetic domain. There, I seek to show how my position could be taken as a creative effort to extend some of Habermas's early work on the public s…Read more