Peruvian, b: 1925. d: 1974. Cat: Historian of ideas. Infls: Phenomenology, existentialism and (later) analytic thought. Appts: Professor, Universidad Mayor (San Marco).
Salazar Bondy's early thinking was influenced by phenomenology and existentialism. Analytic philosophy increasingly influenced his work in the 1960s. His view of philosophy in Latin America is unusual because he rejected the idea that Latin America has produced authentic philosophical traditions, and blamed imperialist domination for this void. Although many critiqued his negation of Latin American philosophy, Salazar Bondy believed that underdevelopment effectively prevented philosophizing.
Mexican. b: 30 October 1925. Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico. Cat: Historian of ideas. Educ: Universidad Veracruzana; National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he received his doctorate in philosophy in 1965; University of Freiburg. Appts: Professor of Philosophy, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Salmerön served as Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1966 to 1978. For a history of the Institute, see Salmerön's article 'El institute de investigaciones filosoficas', in La palabra y el hombre, 26:(1978) 3-19.
Salmerön's philosophical projects seek to employ logic and philosophy of science to clarify many traditional problems of ethics or epistemology. He is currently working on the papers of José Gaos y Gonzalez Pola.
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Publication information: Book title: Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers. Contributors: Stuart Brown - Editor, Diané Collinson - Editor, Robert Wilkinson - Editor. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 690.
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