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Jorge Secada
JORGE SECADA, professor (Ph.D., Cambridge) has been National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York College at Potsdam (1998), and visiting professor at the University de Santiago de Compostela (1999), the American University at Beirut (2004), the Universidad de Carabobo (2005), the Universidad Jesuita Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (2008, 2009, and 2010) and will be visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 2012.

Jorge Secada works on the history of modern philosophy, philosophical historiography, and some issues in applied ethics. He has written extensively on Descartes, Berkeley, and Suárez and is currently working on a book length essay on philosophy as meditation, as well as books on Suárez and Descartes. He publishes in Spanish and in English.


"God and Meditation in Descartes' Meditations" in Karen Detlefsen (ed.) Essays on Descartes' Meditations (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

"Suárez's Nominalist Master Argument: Metaphysical Disputations V, 1", in Daniel Heider and David Svoboda (eds.), Suárez's Metaphysics: Disputationes metaphysicae in their historical and systematic context (Brill; forthcoming).

"Suárez on the ontology of relations" in Daniel Schwartz and (ed.), Interpreting Su├írez: Critical Essays (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012).

"Suárez on Quantity" in Henrik Lagerlund and Benjamin Hill (eds.), The Philosophy of Suárez: Critical Essays (Oxford University Press, 2012).

"Historiographical paradigms in contemporary philosophy" in Carlos Barros et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the III History in Debate Congress (Santiago de Compostela, 2010).

"Generosity, Terror, and the Good for Humans", in Matthew J. Morgan (ed.), The Day That Changed Everything: September 11 and After, vol. 5, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

"Jonathan Bennett" in J. Kim, E. Sosa, and G. Rozenkrantz (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Metaphysics, 2nd edition, (Blackwell, 2008).

"Descartes on Substance," in S. Gaukroger (ed.) The Blackwell Guide to Descartes (2005).

"Learning to Understand Descartes," The Philosophical Quarterly (2003).

"September 11th and the ethics of violence" in Jon L. Berquist (ed.), Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics and the New War (St. Louis, 2002) (Significantly expanded Spanish translation in Themis, 2003).

Cartesian Metaphysics: The Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy (Cambridge, 2000).

"Berkeley y el idealismo," in J. Echeverria (ed.) Del Renacimiento a la Ilustracion II (Madrid, 2000).

"Las ideas de Descartes," Archivos de la Sociedad Peruana de Filosofia (1996).

"Descartes y la escolastica," Areté (1995).

"La miseria del liberalismo criollo," Hueso Húmero (1991).

"Descartes on Time and Causality," The Philosophical Review (1990).

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