Villoro, Luis (1922–)

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Villoro, Luis (1922–)

Born on 3 November 1922, in Barcelona, Spain, to Mexican parents, Luis Villoro is considered one of the most important philosophers in the Spanish language. Villoro has written many works analyzing concepts of belief, truth, and ethics, and the relationships among these variables. He has also extensively explored Mexican intellectual history, including indigenous ideas during the Revolutionary period. His work earned him the National Award for Social Science, History, and Philosophy in 1986 and a Research in the Humanities award at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1989. While serving as a professor there and at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, he was part of the influential group Hiperión, which was formed to encourage discussion, analysis, and philosophy of Mexican culture. Villoro has been a member of El Colegio Nacional since 1978 and served as a UNESCO ambassador for Mexico from 1983 to 1987. He has published numerous books and articles and was a founder of the journal Crítica: Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía.

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Works by Villoro

En México, entre libros: Pensadores del siglo XX. Mexico: El Colegio Nacional: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1995.

Creer, Saber, Conocer, 9th edition. Mexico: Siglo Veintiuno, 1996.

El poder y el valor: Fundamentos de una ética política. Mexico: El Colegio Nacional: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1997.

                                    Amanda Lais Gray