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Jorge Peña Vial has a degree in Philosophy (1976) and a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Navarra (Spain). He was a professor at the Tabancura College (1976-1990), a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica (1985-1989) and since 1990 has been linked to the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, where he has been director of the Institute of Philosophy (1991-2013) and since 2015 Dean of Philosophy and Humanities. As a full professor, he holds the chair of Philosophical Anthropology, and also teaches Contemporary Philosophy and Theory of History. He is the author of the books Imagination, symbol and reality (1987), Levinas: the forgetfulness of the other (1997), Poetics of time: ethics and aesthetics of narration (2002), Evil for Paul Ricoeur (2009), Ethics of freedom (2013) and abundant articles on his specialty, preferably on philosophical, ethical and aesthetic anthropology in journals such as Anuario Filosófico, Philosophica, Scripta Theológica, Estudios Públicos, Humanitas, Anuario de Filosofía Jurídica y Social, Acta Philosophica, Síntesis (Intus -Legere), Societas, Anales del Instituto Chile and others. He has been a columnist for Artes y Letras del Mercurio. Full member of the Academy of Social, Political and Moral Sciences of the Chile Institute.

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Miembro de número, Academia de Ciencias Sociales, Políticas y Morales del Instituto de Chile


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