La Revista de Filosofía es un espacio que pone a disposición del pensamiento crítico y creativo sus páginas. La Revista desea estimular la creación de pensamiento costarricense y de otras latitudes, en virtud de lo cual las colaboraciones son bienvenidas como insumo para fomentar una sociedad tolerante, crítica y abierta.


The library contains articles of Revista de Filosofia de la Universidad de Costa Rica as of vol. 42(2004) núm. 106-107 to current.

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  • Afectos, tiempos e intensidades en la Ética en Spinoza

    Rojas Peralta, Sergio E. (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    This is the resume of author�s doctoral work. In her theory of affects, Spinoza holds the position that the alienation is an imaginational and temporal work. For that, Spinoza devise a theory of time and mainly a theory of intensities with the purpose of explain the illusion (as source of alienation)
  • El intento de salir de la perplejidad o la propuesta metódica del racionalismo: el caso de Spinoza

    Arce Delgado, Stanley (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    The article exposes a difficulty invisceraded in the representative�s method more emblematic of the epistemical and ontological rationalism of the modernity: Baruj de Spinoza. The proposal aims to the assertion that the renovation of the method with intention of purifying it to allow its maximum yield is unable to repair in its own limit: while it is hidden he projects it as authentic gain in order to an inquiry about the achieved transcendency (or not?) for knowing. It will be been able to appreciate that said not detected limit cares most prominent difficulty for a realistic metaphysics as that of Spinoza that, in fact as soon as realist can be recognized, he has granted great attention to the method. The present work seeks to carry out a reading of the Treatise on Reformation of the Understanding -�Tractatus de intellectus emendatione (1662)� around which will rotate the reference to the textual thought that the Sephardic has poured in other works of its responsibility.
  • El humanismo en Sócrates y Platón: Una aproximación desde el siglo XXI

    Varona Domínguez, Freddy (2017)
    By means of Plato’s texts and texts of other authors, this paper characterizes humanism in Socrates’ and Plato’s philosophy, studies humanism as human prominence and as a fight against estrangement and for human improvement. Finally, it shows characteristics and roads of exposition: Education, love, State and poems.
  • Los ojos del alma: lo evidente en Spinoza y Husserl

    Bula, Germán (2013)
    The following text seeks to clarify the nature of the evident and of demonstration in Husserl and Spinoza, through a reflection on the former’s metaphor according to which demonstrations are the eyes of the soul. A dialogue between Husserl and Spinoza is established around topics such as the direct intuition of essences, the intrinsic veracity of adequate ideas, objective idealities, or the relationship between thought and language.
  • La inscripción de la violencia y la voz de la víctima: Un replanteamiento del problema de la violencia desde Judith Shklar y Axel Honneth

    Antonio González de Requena Farré, Juan (2013)
    There is a clear political and ethical efficacy in the fact of naming violence and referring it to someone to blame. But when the significant of ‘violence’ is imposed, takes place an act of symbolical violence, and the circle of violence goes on. The same thing happens, when the symbolical order tries to regulate violence, and requires a sacred violence or the force of law to stop the mimetic violence. As a matter of fact, nowadays a mediated form of extreme mimetic violence is extending across the society of spectacle, and formal justice cannot avoid it by means of more legal sanctions. In this article, another discourse on violence is proposed; one that is not founded on naming the violent, but takes care of the victim’s voice, in order to widen civic responsibility towards other’s damage and injury.
  • Capacidades para el desarrollo, desarrollo de capacidades

    Camacho, Luis (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    Este trabajo es una reseña-ensayo de Ethics of Global Development, Agency, Capacity and Deliberative Democracy, libro en el que David Crocker expone toda su larga dedicación a los problemas éticos del desarrollo internacional. Después de enumerar las ideas básicas de la obra, hacemos algunas observaciones acerca de los fundamentos del enfoque de capacidad, así como la conexión entre este enfoque y el de las necesidades básicas. En particular, se señalan algunos problemas que surgen de la formulación abstracta de algunos principios éticos importantes.
  • Elucidaciones spinozianas acerca del conocimiento, los afectos y la libertad: II parte

    Moya Bedoya, Juan Diego (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    Contribución exegética acerca de la teoría spinoziana de los afectos (=ética) y la libertad (=eleuteriología), la cual remarca el carácter constructivo de la ética spinoziana y algunas dificultades inherentes a la correlativa teoría metafísica de la libertad.
  • La vulnerabilidad como concepto clave en ética del desarrollo

    Camacho, Luis (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2009)
  • Relevancia moral y relevancia óntica

    Horta Alvarez, Oscar (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2008)
  • Apuntes filosófico-políticos sobre cosmopolitismo y justicia social

    Solís, Mario (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    This article examines the main lines of arguments for the so-called institutional cosmopolitanism and some of the most challenging objections to it, particularly to the idea of global justice. The article challenges the skeptics and offers a positive account of global justice by shedding light on the possibility of a convergence theory, a theoretical effort to accommodate elements of statist/nationalist and cosmopolitan theories of global justice within a coherent framework. In other words, the article highlights some of the main arguments to the soundness of institutional cosmopolitanism while trying to capture, without contradiction, the particular demands of domestic justice.
  • Pasión y razón: una síntesis en la ética de Bertrand Russell

    Carvajal Villaplana, Alvaro (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2008)
  • El surgimiento de la complementariedad: Niels Bohr y la Conferencia de Como

    Navarro Rojas, Óscar (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    The article discusses the published text of the Niels Bohr�s conference in 1927 where he analyzes the new developments of the quantum mechanics and its implications. The article discusses also the presentation for the first time of the framework of complementarity, a framework needed to order the knowledge emerging from the new physics
  • Lugar, sujeción y mirada: relaciones entre imágenes y palabras en las artes visuales contemporáneas centroamericanas

    Hernández Hernández, Pablo (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    The following text contains an abridged presentation of the doctoral investigation of the author. Taking as a sample the production of centroamerican visual arts during the period inmediately following the signing of the peace treaties of the region, the author analizes the relationships between image and word in the aforementioned works of visual art, which experiment with different dimensions of the written word. To carry forth this analysis, it has been necessary to build a conceptual apparatus and an analysis plan with which to tie together said artistic device with the social production of spaces, subjections and interpretations through the conventions exercised in the graphic and visual cultures, and in their forms and possibilities of interrelation
  • El análisis filosófico de las nociones de pobreza y desigualdad económica

    Carvajal Villaplana, Alvaro (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    This essay analyzes the topics of poverty and global inequality from a philosophical perspective. While I revise the relationship between philosophical studies and poverty, the question is asked whether the notion of poverty can be considered a philosophical idea, similar to the concepts of development, capacities, equality and agency. The correlation between poverty and economic inequality is also discussed, and the existence of a robust correlation between both phenomena is denied. Lastly, I present four models for the interpretation of the relationship between poverty and global inequality, from the most simplistic to the holistic and complex
  • Del Big Bang al Dios escondido: (De Copérnico a Hawking y vuelta)

    Cascante Fallas, Luis Diego (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    This essay is not a metaphysical interpretation of the universe, but rather, a scientific interpretation, where contemporary physics is shown as an evolving system and the universe as an expanding system. The aim is to simply �find out whether the image of the physical universe that modern science develops for itself claims or leads to admit the existence of an inherent reality in and of itself, really different from the universe and without which the universe could not exist or be what it is � (A. González)
  • La semántica espacial de los media en Sein und Zeit de M. Heidegger

    Bertorello, Adrián (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    La finalidad del presente trabajo es determinar el marco teórico dentro del cual se puede desarrollar una hermenéutica de los mass media a partir de los presupuestos de la filosofía de Heidegger. La tesis que se propone es que ese marco teórico es la fenomenología del espacio. Por ello, en primer lugar, se expone el sentido que tiene la expresión �medio�. Luego se presentan los conceptos fundamentales de la espacialidad del Dasein. Y, por ultimo, se extraen dos consecuencias sobre la relación entre el espacio y los mass media a partir de una lectura narrativa de la espacialidad.
  • La influencia de Leibniz en el transformismo

    Vargas, Celso (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    En este artículo de rastrea de manera general la influencia de Leibniz en el surgimiento del transformismo en el siglo XVIII. Se divide en cuatro breves secciones. En la primera, se discuten algunos elementos sobre el progreso en biología. En la segunda, se enumeran tres de los principios lebinizianos de interés. En la tercera algunas consideraciones contextuales son introducidas y finalmente en la cuarta se resume la influencia de Leibniz en este importante campo
  • ¿Se puede mejorar el mejor de los mundos posibles según Leibnz?

    Camacho, Luis (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    Parece haber una contradicción entre la idea de Leibniz de que vivimos en el mejor de los mundos posibles y sus constantes esfuerzos por mejorar la condición humana ofreciendo soluciones a problemas sociales. En este artículo exploramos algunos enfoques para tratar este conflicto entre teoría y práctica.
  • La idea del progreso en Giambattista Vico

    Masís Iverson, Katherine (Universidad de Costa Rica, 2010)
    This paper explains Giambattista Vico?s idea of progress in The New Science. For Vico, progress in history consists of stages with patterns and ideal eternal history as a reference point. Progress in The New Science is not linear and irreversible, but general and cyclical, with room for declines.

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