Frondizi, Risieri (1910–1985)

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Frondizi, Risieri (1910–1985)

Risieri Frondizi (b. 20 November 1910; d. 1985), Argentine philosopher and author. Born in Posadas, Misiones Province, and brother of President Arturo Frondizi, Risieri Frondizi studied at the National Secondary Teaching Institute and then accepted a teaching position at the University of Tucumán (1938–1946). He continued his training abroad while writing and translating the works of George Berkeley, Alfred North Whitehead, and others. He received a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1943 and a doctorate from the National University of Mexico in 1950. For political and intellectual reasons, he accepted positions at universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Through his research and writing, he gained an international reputation as an expert in the study of individuals within society and of the nature of value and value judgments. His work includes Substancia y fundación en el problema del yo (1952), published in 1970 as El yo como estructura dinámica. After the 1955 overthrow of Juan Perón, Frondizi returned to Argentina and became rector of the University of Buenos Aires in 1957. After political events forced him from his university position, he returned to his research and writing. For an example of his works see The Nature of the Self (1953) and Introducción a los problemas fundamentales del hombre (1977).

See alsoPhilosophy: Overview .


Garcia, Jorge J.E. ed. El hombre y su conducta: Ensayos filosóficos en honor de Risieri Frondizi. Río Piedras: Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1980.

Hartman, Robert S. "Risieri Frondizi on the Nature of Value." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1961): 223-232.

                                              Daniel Lewis