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Jorge Ernesto SECADA Koechlin

Department of Philosophy

Cabell Hall 512

P.O.Box 400780

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA 22904-4780

Phone: 434-924-7701 or 924-6918

Fax: 434-924-6927

E-mail: [email protected]

DATE OF BIRTH AND NATIONALITY

March 2, 1951

Peruvian national (US resident no. A070308653).

EDUCATION

April 1956-December 1960: Colegio Inmaculado Corazn, Lima, Per

April 1961-December 1967: Colegio Santa Mara, Lima, Per

September 1968-June 1969: University of Minnesota, Duluth

September 1969-June 1970: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 1971-July 1974: Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per

October 1975-September 1976: University of York, England

October 1976-September 1979: St. John's College, Cambridge

DEGREES

Bachiller en Humanidades (Filosofa), Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, July 1975

Licenciado en Filosofa, Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, December 1975

B. Phil. (Philosophy), University of York, June 1977

Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of Cambridge, April 1983


EMPLOYMENT

Instructor (teaching assistant), Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, April 1972- December 1973.

Jefe de Prcticas (tutor), Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, April 1974-September 1975.

Teaching Assistant, University of York, April-June 1976.

Tutor in Philosophy, University of Leicester, October 1978-June 1979.

Supervisor in Philosophy, various Cambridge Colleges, January 1979-June 1984.

Profesor Visitante, Universidad de Carabobo (Venezuela), October-December 1979 and July-August 1980.

Profesor Contratado, Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, January-December 1980.

Fellow, St. John's College, Cambridge, May 1980-August 1984.

Invited Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, January 1981-March 1984.

Co-director Research Student's Seminar, University of Cambridge, October 1981-June 1983.

Tutor in Philosophy, Board of Extra-Mural Studies, University of Cambridge, October 1982-March 1984.

Director of Studies in Philosophy, St. John's and Peterhouse, Cambridge, October 1983- June 1984.

Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, July- December 1991.

Profesor Visitante, Departmento de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Per, March 1993-August 1993.

Profesor Visitante, Area de Epistemologa y Teora Social, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO - Sede Ecuador), August 1993-December 1993.

Associate Professor, Corcoran Departmente of Philosophy, University of Virginia, at present (entered as Assistant Professor in September 1984).

NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor, SUNY College at Potsdam, Fall Semester 1998.

Profesor visitante, Departamento de Filosofa, Programa doctoral, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, April-July 1999.

Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, American University in Beirut, Spring Semester 2003-2004, February-June 2004.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND COMPETENCE

Areas of research: Descartes; Surez and Late Scholasticism; 16th- and 17th-century metaphysics; Berkeley; idealism; historiography of philosophy; aesthetics; political philosophy.


I have taught advanced courses, including supervision of graduate research, on early and late medieval philosophy, Augustine, Aquinas, early modern philosophy and Kant.

I have taught introductory and intermediate courses on history of philosophy (Pre-Socratics to Kierkegaard), 19th-century German philosophy (Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Dilthey), contemporary analytic philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy and symbolic logic.

I am fluent in English and Spanish. I am competent in Italian, French, and Modern Latin; and I can read some German; I have basic knowledge of Standard Arabic.

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Institute of International Education (Fulbright Commission) Scholarship, 1968-1969.

British Council Scholarship, 1975-1977.

Title A Fellowship Competition and Blackman Prize, St. John's College, 1980.

Honorary Member, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosficas, Universidad de Lima, 1982-1996.

Member of various philosophy prize and fellowship advisory committees, St. John's College, 1983-1984.

Consulting Editor, Razn Prctica (a journal of ethics, epistemology and the philosophy of the social sciences), Universidad de Carabobo (Venezuela), 1985-1999.

Faculty Librarian and member of various departmental and examining committees for the Department of Philosophy and of doctoral examining committees for the Department of Spanish, University of Virginia, since 1984.

Referee for various professional competitions and publications in England, USA and Per (including Trinity College, Cambridge; SUNY Press; Oxford University Press; Routledge; Cambridge University Press; Philosophy and Phenomenological Research; Journal of the History of Philosophy and others), since 1985.

Member, Latin American Studies Committee, University of Virginia, since 1986.

Sesquicentenial Associate, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, Spring 1988.

Chairman, Organizing Committee, Wittgenstein Colloquium, Lima, 1988-1989.

Member, Sociedad Peruana de Filosofa, (invited) since 1988.

Honorary Member, Instituto Riva-Agero, Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, since 1989.

Member, Comit Cientfico, Fundacin Peruana para la Conservacin de la Naturaleza, Lima, since 1989.

Member, Government Planning Committee (Universities and Higher Education), Izquierda Socialista, Lima, August 1989 to February 1990.


Director, Instituto Peruano de Filosofa, since 1991.

Consulting Advisor for a projected Master's Program in philosophy, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO - Sede Ecuador), 1993-1995.

Director, Undergraduate Studies Program, Corcoran Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1994-2001.

College Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, 1994-2002.

Honorary Member, Intituto de Investigaciones de Filosofa, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, since 1996.

University Seminar Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia, 1996.

Director, University of Virginia Program at the Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per in Lima, Per, since 1996.

Member, International Board of Consulting Editors, Aret (a journal of philosophy), since 1999.

Consultor for the development and implementation of international students program at the Universidad Catlica del Per, since June 2000.

Member of the Committe for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Per) 2001.

Member of the Faculty Committee of the St Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, since 2001.

University Seminar Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia, 2001.

Chair a.i. and Summer Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2001- 2002.

Member of the Executive Committee of the XV Interamerican Philosophy Congress and II Iberoamerican Philosophy Congress at the Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per (to take place in January 2004), since 2002.

Course Development Grant (Ethics, Religion and the Conquest of the Americas: Late Scholastic and contemporary discussions) from the Center on Religion and Democracy, University of Virginia, Summer 2003

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Cartesian Metaphysics: The Late Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000. (Translation into Spanish, with extensive revision and the addition of a new chapter, under contract with Fondo de Cultura Econmica- UNAM, Mxico.)


Articles

"Anarquismo y Libertad", Correo, Lima, 1974.

"Anarquismo y Socialismo", Correo, Lima, 1974.

"De Re y De Dicto", Lexis, Lima, No. 4, 1980.

"El Relativismo tico", Linderos, Lima, 1980.

"Descartes y la Unidad de las Ciencias", Utopa y Prxis, Valencia (Venezuela), December 1983.

"Idealismo y Realismo en la Historia de la Filosofa", Dominical de El Comercio, Lima, June 1986.

"Conversacin con Richard Rorty", Hueso Hmero, Lima, No. 22, 1986. (Transcript of discussion with Richard Rorty on contemporary philosophy, relativism and pragmatism.)

"La tica y el Sentido de las Cosas", Dominical de El Comercio, Lima, January 1987.

"Descartes on Time and Causality", The Philosophical Review, XCIX, 1, January 1990.

"Per 1986-1987", Anuario Bibliogrfico de Historia del Pensamiento Ibero e Ibero-Americano, No. 2, University of Georgia, September 1990. (Commented bibliography.)

"La Miseria del Liberalismo Criollo", Hueso Hmero, Lima, No. 27, 1991.

"Per 1988", Anuario Bibliogrfico de Historia del Pensamiento Ibero e Ibero-Americano, No. 3, University of Georgia, September 1991. (Commented bibliography.)

"Surez, Francisco", in L. Becker and C. Becker (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ethics, Garland, New York, 1991.

"Per 1989", Anuario Bibliogrfico de Historia del Pensamiento Ibero e Ibero-Americano, No. 4, University of Georgia, September 1992. (Commented bibliography.)

"Per 1990", Anuario Bibliogrfico de Historia del Pensamiento Ibero e Ibero-Americano, No. 5, University of Georgia, September 1993. (Commented bibliography.)


"Descartes y la escolstica", Aret, VII (1995), No. 2.

"Las ideas de Descartes", Archivos de la Sociedad Peruana de Filosofa VII (1996); pp. 180- 191.

"Pienso y Existo: IV Centenario de Descartes", Caretas, Agosto 1996.

"Para qu sirve la filosofa?", Crianza, Septiembre 1996.

"Ontologa de la obra de arte" in Benito Rosas, Antares, Lima, 1996.

"La nueva universidad", El Comercio, April 1999.

"La universidad peruana", "La calidad de las universidades", "El sistema universitario", "La gestin universitaria", and "Entre la viveza y el cinismo", La Repblica between May 1999 and April 2000.

"Berkeley y el idealismo", Javier Echeverra (ed.), Del renacimiento a la ilustracin II, Editorial Trotta, Madrid, 2000; pp. 197-233.

"Descartes, Berkeley y los orgenes del idealismo", Miguel Giusti (ed.), La filosofa del siglo xx: balance y perspectivas, Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, Lima, 2000; pp. 241-267.

"Historiography" and "Vitoria, Francisco" in L. Becker and C. Becker (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd Edition, Routledge/Garland, 2001.

"La naturaleza de la universidad en el siglo XXI" in Cristbal Aljovn de Losada and Csar German Cavero (eds.), La universidad en el siglo xxi, Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, 2002; pp. 49-67.

"September 11th and the ethics of violence" in Jon L. Berquist (ed.), Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics and the New War, Chalice Press, St. Louis, 2002; pp. 76-85 and 340 (Spanish translation, significantly expanded to include a new section, published in Themis. Revista de la Facultad de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, 46, August 2003; pp. 343-351).

"Una nota sobre Borges y la filosofa latinoamericana" in Jun Cristbal Cruz (ed.), Filosofa y literatura, Mxico, 2003.


"Learning to Understand Descartes", Critical Study of Joseph Almog, What Am I? and Janet Broughton, Descartes's Method of Doubt in The Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 212 (July 2003); pp. 437-445.

"Introduccin (Gueroult, Descartes y la historiografa filosfica)" forthcoming in M. Gueroult, Descartes segn el orden de las razones, trad. de Francisco Bravo, Monte Avila and Fondo Editorial de la PUCP, Caracas and Lima.

"Substance" in S. Gaukroger (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Descartes's Meditations, Blackwell, Oxford (in preparation)

Translations

"Cartas de Kropotkin a Lenin" (from the English), Postdata, Lima, 1975 (reprinted in Plural, Mxico, 1975).

Edition, translation and notes, G. E. M. Anscombe, "Grammar, Structure, and Essence", bilingual first edition in Aret, vol. XII (2000), no. 2; pp. 113-132.

Reviews

B. Williams, Morality: An Introduction to Ethics, in Archivos Latinoamericanos de Filosofa del Derecho, 1, 1979.

B. Williams, Descartes: The Project of Pure Inquiry, in Archivos Latinoamericanos de Filosofa del Derecho, 1, 1979.

J.J.E. Gracia et al. (eds.), Philosophical Analysis in Latin-America, in Philosophy, October 1985.

R. Rorty et al. (eds.), Philosophy in History, in Philosophy, July 1986.

Denis Deschene, Life's Form, in Journal of the History of Philosophy, January 2003.

Richard Davies, Descartes, in The Philosophical Quarterly, April 2003.

Stephen Gaukroger, Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy forthcoming in International Philosophical Quarterly.


Gerasimos Santas, Goodness and Justice: Plato, Aristotle, and the Moderns forthcoming in Journal of Ethics.

Raymond Geuss, History and Illusion in Politics forthcoming in Mind.

Marleen Rozemond, Descartes's Dualism forthcoming in The Philosophical Quarterly

DELIVERED PAPERS (selection)

"Metafsica y Filosofa del Lenguaje", Coloquio de Filosofa Contempornea, Universidad Catlica del Per, November 1974.

"Les Sources Scolastiques du Temps Cartesien", Anglo-French Descartes Colloquium, London, April 1979. (Spanish version: "El Tiempo segn Descartes", Coloquio Descartes, Universidad Catlica del Per, November 1980; revised version, "Descartes, la Escolstica y el Tiempo", Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, July 1986.)

"Cartesio e Leibniz sulla Materia", Centro Studi sulla Scienza, Universit di Pavia, July 1983.

"God and Essence", Moral Sciences Club, University of Cambridge, May 1984.

"Berkeley en la Historia de la Filosofa", Berkeley Conference, Lima, August 1985.

"Ortega y la Filosofa en Lengua Espaola", Spanish Department, University of Virginia, November 1985.

"La Unidad de la Historia de la Filosofa", Universidad de Lima, July 1986.

"El Monismo de Descartes", Segundo Congreso Nacional de Filosofa de Venezuela, Caracas, November 1988.

"Wittgenstein y el Idealismo", Coloquio Wittgenstein, Lima, 1989.

"Continuity and the History of Philosophy", Sixth East-West Philosophers' Conference, Honolulu, August 1989 (Revised version in Spanish: Congreso Nacional de Filosofa, Universidad de Lima, August 1994).


"Cartesian Essentialism and Scholastic Existentialism", Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, October 1991 (Revised version: Department of Philosophy, SUNY College at Potsdam, September 1992 and Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University, March 1995.)

"La historia de la filosofa: una aproximacin desde Descartes", course of six lectures, Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, July 1995.

"Esencialismo y existencia de Dios", Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Julio 1996.

"La individualidad en Descartes y en Leibniz", Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, Agosto 1996.

"Filosofa colonial y filosofa contempornea en Amrica Latina", Universidad de Valencia (Spain), February 1997.

"Ontologa de la obra de arte", paper delivered at the Universidad de Valencia (Spain) in March 1998.

"Berkeley, Descartes y los orgenes del idealismo" (or "Berkeley, Descartes and the originsof idealism"), paper delivered at the Colloquium Series in the Philosophy Department at the University of Virginia, the Universidad de Valencia (Spain), the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain), the VII Congreso Nacional de Filosofa del Per, and SUNY College at Potsdam in, respectively, January, March, August and November, 1998.

"Sobre la igualdad entre los hombres" (or "On the principle of equality"), paper delivered at the Universidad de Lima , the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain), the VII Congreso Nacional de Filosofa del Per and at SUNY College at Potsdam in, respectively, July 1993, and March, August and October, 1998.

"On proving the existence of God', paper delivered at SUNY College of Potsdam in November, 1998.

"Borges and Latin American Philosophy", paper read at the "Traces of Borges" Conference, University of Warwick, November 1999.

"Sobre los orgenes del idealismo", Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), May 1999.

"Sobre la falsa oposicin entre comunitarismo y liberalismo", Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Per), July 1999.

"La Metafsica Cartesiana", curso seminario en el Centro de Investigaciones Jurdicas y Sociales de la Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela, March 2000

"El ocasionalismo de Descartes", Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, March 2000; and Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal in Lima, Per, June, 2000.

"Respuesta a los comentarios sobre Cartesian Metaphysics de Antonio Pea Cabrera, Ciro Alegra y Miguel Giusti", Departamento de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, November 2000.

"Comments on Antonia Lolordo's The Method of Doubt and the Voluntariness of Belief: Gassendi's Critique of the Meditations", American Philosophical Society Eastern Division Meeting, New York, December 2000.

"Los orgenes del empirismo moderno", Centro de Investigaciones Jurdicas y Sociales de la Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela, March 2001.

"Dios en la Meditaciones de Descartes", Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, March 2001

"September 11th and the ethics of violence", Mary Baldwin College, November 2001.

"Cmo hacer la historia de la filosofa" (or "How to do the history of philosophy"), Facultad de Filosofa, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, March 2002, and SUNY College of Potsdam, April 2002; substantially revised version to be delivered at the Society for the Philosophy of History meeting during the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division meeting, March 2004.

"Fue Descartes ocasionalista?", Instituto de Investigaciones Filosficas, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, March 2002.


Seminar on Cartesian Metaphysics, , Instituto de Investigaciones Filosficas, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, March 2002.

Critical comments on David and Alan Hausman, Descartes' Legacy at Author Meets Critics session at the meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, Cleveland, April 2003.

Descartes and modernity lecture for the Civilization Sequence Program at the Amerian University in Beirut, February 2004.

Critical comments on Geoffrey Gorham, Cartesian Time at the meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, Pasadena, March 2004.

March 2004

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