Ideas y Valores, Colombian Journal of Philosophy, is a vehicle of communication between the Colombian philosophic community and their colleagues in other countries. It is published three times a year and includes unpublished articles resulting from philosophical research , as well as texts in Spanish and in English. The purpose of these publications is to consolidate philosophical studies, both in Colombia and the Spanish-speaking world.


The library contains articles of Idea y Valores as of vol. 1(1951) to current (icpl.).

Recent Submissions

  • Mujeres y filosofía

    Avila Cañamares, Ignacio (2020)
    Philosophy departments in Colombia feature a marked disparity between the number of men and women dedicated to philosophy. In this essay, I set forth the reasons why I believe our community needs to carry out a philosophical reflection on this situation. In the first part, I delimit the space in which my reflection is situated. Inthe second, I present two models used in the English-speaking world to account for the situation of women in philosophy, showing how they can be applied to the space delimited in the first section. In the third section, I develop further considerations on those models, and in the final section, I outline two more specific explanations.
  • La virilidad de Clitemnestra en el Agamenón de Esquilo

    Almandós Mora, Laura Victoria (2020)
    The thought and social practices of Athenians during the Classical period were hierarchized in favor of males, who were considered naturally superior and endowed with the capacity and right to rule the polis and the home. The article shows how Aeschylus’ Agamemnon questions the naturalization of that superiority through the character of Clytemnestra, who acts, thinks, and speaks like a man, and shows that killing a family member, changing partners, and fighting for power were justified if Agamemnon did those things. Why were such actions condemned if Clytemnestra carried them out?
  • Kant y la condición humana

    González Vallejos, Miguel (2020)
    The article analyzes Kant’s concept of radical evil and argues that his explanation of evil uses a reconstructive model that denies the attribution of the models of addiction or bad habits. It criticizes the thesis of “revolution in fundamental moral disposition” for two reasons; first, Kant abandons the phenomenological-transcendental method, and, second, due to his arguments’ semi-Pelagian nature.
  • Relativismo sin esquemas conceptuales

    Rivera Novoa, Ángel (2020)
    The article defends a conceptual relativism without conceptual schemes. First, it presents Davidson’s critique of conceptual relativism. Then, it goes on to build a counterexample questioning the efficacy of the principle of charity, and argues that upholding holism in order to avoid relativism would entail accepting a moderate relativism that distinguishes between a background of belief and internal networks of beliefs. This relativism is compatible with abandoning the idea of a conceptual scheme, and, therefore, does not imply any type of incommensurability or untranslatability.
  • ¿Es posible un abordaje fenomenológico del efecto placebo?: Los alcances del esquema corporal en Merleau-Ponty

    Libonati, Fernando (2020)
    The article carries out a critical comparison of the theories of conditioning and expectation.It takes up Oron Frenkel’s proposal in order to determine whether thenotion of motor intentionality makes it possible to establish a theoretical frameworkthat overcomes the deficiencies of those theories. Finally, it analyzes the category ofform and the physical, vital, and human orders set forth in The Structure of Behavior(1976) as alternative approaches. The conclusion highlights the value of the patient’sexperience in trials, and suggest the possibility of redefining the traditional notionof consciousness understood as the formation of representations and judgments.
  • Sobre la lógica en general

    Martínez, Luciana María; Lambert, Johann Heinrich (2020)
  • Realismo estructural óntico y modalidad

    Borge, Bruno (2020)
    In this article, I carry out a critical analysis of two strategies employed to clarify the modal nature of structures as conceived by the eliminativist version of Ontic Structural Realism (osr): the real patterns of Ladyman and Ross (2007) and French’s laws and symmetries (2014). I provide arguments to show that neither of them is capable of coming up with a characterization of structures as inherently modal structures. This result poses serious difficulties for the project of presenting osr as a realist position regarding the physical world.
  • Sobre el movimiento del cielo: Ficino y Proclo

    Rodríguez, Teresa (2020)
    The article questions the opposition between Platonism and Aristotelianism discussed during the Renaissance. Specifically, it examines Ficino’s arguments regarding the motion of heaven which have led to the consideration of his thought as incoherent given that it incorporates Aristotelian elements into a Platonic framework. Although these considerations have been questioned, the article delves further into the matter, showing that the incorporation of Aristotelian notions is typical of the Renaissance Platonic tradition.
  • Luis Villoro, el desafío de una nueva comunidad y las tareas de la razón crítica

    Beltrán García, Iver A. (2020)
    Luis Villoro suggested a way of overcoming the dialectics between traditional and modern societies through a new community in which individuals would accept the priority of general over particular interests. On the basis of his conceptual scheme, the article argues that despite that acceptance, individual autonomy, as critical ac- tivity, does not threaten community cohesion, but rather strengthens it through the critique of ideologies and of vitally inauthentic cultural forms.
  • Presentación

    Acosta López, María del Rosario; Gamboa Tapias, Camila de (2019)
    Filosofía y violencia: Voces femeninas reúne a un grupo de mujeres filósofas que, desde diversos abordajes teóricos, reflexionan filosófica-mente sobre las diferentes violencias que ocurren en nuestro país, que tiene como una de sus causas principales el ya largo conflicto armado, y cuyas secuelas se extienden más allá de quienes han sufrido directamente sus daños, pues afecta –diferenciadamente, por supuesto– a todos quie-nes hacemos parte de esta comunidad política. Así, nuestras identidades están atravesadas por esas memorias, por esas historias de inmensa so-ledad y dolor, y, en algunos casos, por una actitud indiferente, a veces cómplice, frente a los horrores que han padecido y padecen las víctimas y los sobrevivientes. Y aunque este es el lugar que impulsa algunas de las reflexiones contenidas en este suplemento, los trabajos también nos hacen fijar nuestras miradas en violencias más mundanas, más cotidia-nas, pero no por ello menos complejas y graves. En algunos casos estas violencias se entrelazan y encuentran su fuerza en las secuelas del con-flicto; en otros, se trata de agravios diversos contra las mujeres, que no se han hecho lo suficientemente visibles en las discusiones académicas más tradicionales, y en los lugares institucionales y de toma de decisio-nes desde los que se podría construir un mundo más justo para todos.
  • Si esto es una vaca: Feminismo y Biopolítica de la carne

    Balza, Isabel (2020)
    In this article, I analyze the common ontological/biopolitical structure shared by human and non-human animals, starting out from the discussion of the concept of flesh. To that effect, I resort to material feminisms and to the theoretical findings of animal rights feminism. I also examine the notion of “enclosure” as a biopolitical concept that produces a new kind of living being. All of this serves to formulate a positive sense of the concept of incarnation that allows for the construction of a (human and non-human) animal community.
  • La meditación axiológica como ruta investigativa en la obra de Nicolás Gómez Dávila

    Ulloa Rivero, Carlos Andrés (2020)
    The article emphasizes the importance of Nicolás Gómez Dávila’s axiological medita- tion as a research path that facilitates the study of his work. It analyzes the ambivalent reception of his publications, and seeks the causes for that in the characteristics of his work and the relation between form and content. It suggests the pertinence of his axiological meditation as a thematic line that helps explain and understand the characteristics of his philosophical work.
  • Uma topo-ontologia de Heidegger e Bachelard

    Rocha, Gabriel Kafure da (2020)
    The article aims at exploring the possibilities of establishing connections between Heidegger and Bachelard from the perspective of space, world, dwelling, and house. We used works written by Heidegger between 1936 and 1939, after the “second” period, and those written by Bachelard between 1933 and 1948, which deal more with earth and space. Reflection on the similarities and differences between the philosophers makes it possible to find points of divergence and convergence. The latter are greater than the former in the possible in-between spaces, mainly regarding the views on art, but not that many with respect to the language used by each one. For this reason, the breaks in the possible continuity of these philosophic views are challenging and encourage further reflection.
  • El problema de la no identidad: Cuatro soluciones posibles

    Truccone Borgogno, Santiago (2020)
    The article defends a solution to non-identity problem, which arises because the exist- ence of many future persons is contingent with respect to our decisions. Consequently, despite their possible low quality of life, that situation is not worse for them. The article argues for a solution based on the threshold notion of harm, which helps in explaining the wrongness involved in those cases crossed by the non-identity prob- lem. Finally, it analyzes three other solutions. However, it is argued that they are not entirely satisfactory without further developments.

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