Alessandro Ramón Moscarítolo Palacio
BA and MA (Honors), Philosophy, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
MA, University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Currently in Progress
Primary Interests: History of Analytic Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Philosophy of Language
Secondary Interests: Indigenous Philosophy of the Americas, LGBTQ Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Logic
Dissertation Title: " J. L. Austin’s Philosophy: A Historically Situated Picture."
Dissertation Topic: My dissertation traces the origins of Austin's method and doctrine back to its real source, John Cook Wilson's original (but forgotten) revolt against British idealism. I draw on these historical facts to argue that Austin's methods and views have been systematically misunderstood. Finally, I apply some of Austin’s insights to sketch a phenomenology of racist, homophobic, and classist slurs and dog-whistles targeting Latinx populations and relevant populations in Latin America.
Advisor: Peter Hylton