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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 Corazón, Lima, Perú

April 1961-December 1967: Colegio Santa María, Lima, Perú

September 1968-June 1969: University of Minnesota, Duluth

September 1969-June 1970: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 1971-July 1974: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

October 1975-September 1976: University of York, England

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

DEGREES

Bachiller en Humanidades (Filosofía), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, July 1975

Licenciado en Filosofía, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, December 1975

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

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


EMPLOYMENT

Instructor (teaching assistant), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú,  April 1972-         December 1973.

Jefe de Prácticas (tutor), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 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 Católica del Perú, 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           Perú, March 1993-August 1993.

Profesor Visitante, Area de Epistemología y Teoría 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 Filosofía, 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; Suárez 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 Filosóficas, Universidad de Lima,           1982-1996.

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

Consulting Editor, Razón Práctica (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           Perú (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 Filosofía, (invited) since 1988.

Honorary Member, Instituto Riva-Agüero, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, since           1989.

Member, Comité Científico, Fundación Peruana para la Conservación 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 Filosofía, 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 Filosofía, Universidad Peruana           Cayetano Heredia, since 1996.

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

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

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

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

Member of the Committe for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Universidad          Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Perú) 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 Católica del           Perú (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 Económica-          UNAM, México.)


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 Ético", Linderos, Lima, 1980.

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

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

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

"La Ética 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


"Descartes y la escolástica", Areté, VII (1995), No. 2.

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

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

"¿Para qué sirve la filosofía?", Crianza, Septiembre 1996.

"Ontología 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 gestión universitaria", and "Entre la viveza y el cinismo", La República          between May 1999 and April 2000.

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

"Descartes, Berkeley y los orígenes del idealismo", Miguel Giusti (ed.), La filosofía del siglo           xx: balance y perspectivas, Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del           Perú, 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 Cristóbal Aljovín de Losada and César           Germaná 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 Católica del Perú, 46,           August 2003; pp. 343-351).

"Una nota sobre Borges y la filosofía latinoamericana" in Juán Cristóbal Cruz (ed.),           Filosofía y literatura, México, 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.

"Introducción (Gueroult, Descartes y la historiografía filosófica)" forthcoming in M.           Gueroult, Descartes según 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, México, 1975).

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

Reviews

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

B. Williams, Descartes: The Project of Pure Inquiry, in Archivos Latinoamericanos de Filosofía 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)

"Metafísica y Filosofía del Lenguaje", Coloquio de Filosofía Contemporánea,                Universidad Católica del Perú, November 1974.

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

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

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

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

"Ortega y la Filosofía en Lengua Española", Spanish Department,          University of           Virginia, November 1985.

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

"El Monismo de Descartes", Segundo Congreso Nacional de Filosofía 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 Filosofía, 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 filosofía: una aproximación desde Descartes", course of six lectures,           Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, July 1995.

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

"La individualidad en Descartes y en Leibniz", Pontificia Universidad Católica del           Perú, Agosto 1996.

"Filosofía colonial y filosofía contemporánea en América Latina", Universidad de           Valencia (Spain), February 1997.

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

"Berkeley, Descartes y los orígenes 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 Filosofía           del Perú, 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 Filosofía del Perú 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 orígenes del  idealismo", Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain),           May 1999.

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

"La Metafísica Cartesiana", curso seminario en el Centro de Investigaciones Jurídicas 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, Perú, June, 2000.

"Respuesta a los comentarios sobre Cartesian Metaphysics de Antonio Peña Cabrera,           Ciro Alegría y Miguel Giusti", Departamento de Humanidades, Pontificia           Universidad Católica del Perú, 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 orígenes del empirismo moderno", Centro de Investigaciones Jurídicas 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.

"Cómo hacer la historia de la filosofía" (or "How to do the history of philosophy"),           Facultad de Filosofía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 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 Filosóficas, Universidad           Nacional Autónoma de México, March 2002.


Seminar on Cartesian Metaphysics, , Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad           Nacional Autónoma de México, 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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