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    Mind, Soul, Language in Wittgenstein
    The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 32 48-53. 1998.
    I show that the latter Wittgenstein's treatment of language and the mind results in a conception of the human subject that goes against the exclusive emphasis on the cognitive that characterizes our modern conception of knowledge and the self. For Wittgenstein, our identification with the cognitive ego is tantamount to a blindness to our own nature — blindness that is entrenched in our present culture. The task of philosophy is thus transformed into a form of cultural therapy that seeks to awake…Read more
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    La Labor Olvidada del Pensar
    The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 27 51-56. 1998.
    I intend to motivate discussion on the ways of thought in art and philosophy in terms of a problem characteristic of contemporary culture diagnosed by Plato as the "loss of memory." He referred to the impoverishment of knowledge caused by an exclusive and excessive interest in information as well as by the loss of value in reflection. I examine the problem more closely by referring to a passage in the Phaedrus that shows what Plato meant by "a forgetfulness of the soul" is tantamount to the disc…Read more
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    Gramáticas espectrales. Entre Wittgenstein, Deleuze y Derrida
    Estudios de Filosofía 14 171-187. 2016.
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    El Naturalismo Trascendental del Ultimo Wittgenstein The present article considers an internal tension in Wittgenstein's late philosophy. In what I call his 'naturalism', Wittgenstein circumscribes philosophical reflection to natural objects, to «making natural history». In his 'transcendentalism' he focuses on the «possibility of phenomena» and distinguishes philosophical method from the method of the natural sciences. I show that his 'transcendentalism' is present in his discussion of rules a…Read more
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    Gramáticas espectrales. Entre Wittgenstein, Deleuze y Derrida
    Estudios de Filosofía: Revista del Seminaro de Filosofia del instituto Riva-Aguero 14 171-187. 2016.
    “Wittgenstein’s Ghosts. Between Deleuze and Derrida”. Both Derrida and Deleuze agree that with the advent of the moving image and the art of film, we need to articulate a new ontology or –in Wittgenstein’s terms–, a new grammar. Derrida suggests this much when he reflects on what he calls the return of ghosts, which he attributes to the advent of film and the communications media; Deleuze does the same in his studies of film, and in particular in what he calls the time-image. They both carve a g…Read more
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    Objectivity and meaning: Wittgenstein on following rules
    Philosophical Investigations 9 (July): 177-186. 1986.
  • Seeing Wittgenstein Anew
    with Norton Batkin, Sandra Laugier, Timouthy Gould, Stanley Cavell, and Garry L. Hagberg
    Cambridge University Press
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    El cuerpo sutil del lenguaje y el sentido perdido de la filosofía
    Areté. Revista de Filosofía 14 (2): 41-54. 2002.
    Este artículo desarrolla la idea que subyace a la obra filosófica de Wittgenstein, por lo menos desde las Investigaciones, del lenguaje como “algo animal” y de nuestras palabras como principalmente expresivas. A partir de esta idea, se propone empezar a mostrar cómo los problemas filosóficos son para él, en última instancia, producto de una desconexión de la dimensión sensible de la cual derivan su sentido nuestras palabras. Se sugiere que el propósito de Wittgenstein es, por lo tanto, propiciar…Read more
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    Presentación
    with Arturo Rivas
    Estudios de Filosofía: Revista del Seminaro de Filosofia del instituto Riva-Aguero 12 135-136. 2014.
    Presentación Dossier Kierkegaard
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    Seeing Wittgenstein Anew (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    Seeing Wittgenstein Anew is the first collection to examine Ludwig Wittgenstein’s remarks on the concept of aspect-seeing. These essays show that aspect-seeing was not simply one more topic of investigation in Wittgenstein’s later writings, but, rather, that it was a pervasive and guiding concept in his efforts to turn philosophy’s attention to the actual conditions of our common life in language. Arranged in sections that highlight the pertinence of the aspect-seeing remarks to aesthetic and mo…Read more
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    " Espíritus sobre las ruinas": Wittgenstein y el pensamiento estético
    Areté. Revista de Filosofía 10 (1). 1998.
    Paying special attention to his reflections on a esthetics, it is held in this paper that the later Wittgenstein, far from rejecting the"transcendent" from his philosophical discourse as he is usually read, aims rather at recovering it and giving it a new meaning. He thus responds to a real need in the philosophical thought that continues to define itself, even in this century, in terms of criteria of knowledge that are alíen to it. Specifically, it is argued that the Wittgensteinian recourse to…Read more
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    Poison and Remedy
    Dialogue and Universalism 27 (1): 83-89. 2017.
    The Digital Revolution is transforming the way in which we interact with one another and relate to experience. The superabundance and superfluity of the virtual world, the fleeting moment and instantaneous pleasure it provides, begin to prevail as a cultural value and determine an attitude of detachment and indifference that extends to all aspects of our life. For Søren Kierkegaard this is a “demoniacal temptation” that leads to a life devoid of spiritual depth. In the midst of the undeniable bo…Read more
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    Wittgenstein's Transcendentalism
    Dissertation, University of Notre Dame. 1992.
    Wittgenstein's later philosophy is usually characterized as pragmatist, his account of linguistic meaning as conventionalist, and his methodology as naturalistic. Wittgenstein is said to have renounced in the later work his early concern with the Unsayable, and to have relocated philosophy within the realm of discourse. I argue against that picture of Wittgenstein's later philosophy in this dissertation. ;The central insight of Wittgenstein's discussion of rules and language in the Investigation…Read more
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    ¿principio De Caridad O Hybris?
    Revista de Filosofía (Venezuela) 60 (3): 61-90. 2008.
    “¿Principio de caridad o hybris?” La intuición de Wittgenstein, de que el significado lingüístico se constituye dentro de la trama de vida pareciera hacer posible un acercamiento entre la tradición hermenéutica continental y la filosofía analítica del lenguaje. En el presente artículo se sostiene que esta intuición debe ir acompañada de una revisión de la concepción del sujeto implícita en el “principio de caridad” de Donald Davidson. Sin esa reconcepción, el principio de caridad se convierte en…Read more