- Mario Alvarado
- Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Multiculturalism, National Identity, Political philosophy, Social theory, Critical theory, Interculturalism
Multiculturalism and identity; towards a non-substantialist approach.
Multiculturalism is back into the spotlight. There are academic and political voices that claim it is a failed project, while others affirm multicultural policies have shown themselves positive for western democracies. Nevertheless, there are more fundamental issues that have to be addressed and the opportunity to set the ground for a non-substantialist multiculturalism, that is, a multiculturalism that can truly embrace otherness. I want to demonstrate that any supposed incommensurability between communities is based on the idea of modern progress, specially measured by economic criteria; the implicit assumption of history as a teleological process and a substantialist idea of individual and social identity.
Dr. Stephen Kemp
- 2014 MA Philosophy (Distinction), National Autonomous University of Mexico.
- 2011 BA Philosophy, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
- 2015 -2018 Abroad Postgraduate Studies, The Mexican National Council for Science and Techonology.
- 2012 Visiting Research Scholarship for the University of Barcelona, The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
- 2011-2013 National Program of High Quality Postgraduate Studies, The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
- Alvarado, M. (2015). “El problema del Ser: sus aporías en la obra de Eduardo Nicol by R. Horneffer”, in Journal of Catalan Intellectual History, Issue 9&10, 2015.
- 2015 “Multiculturalism, identity and otherness; an approach from Nicol’s philosophy to the problem of substantialism of modern communities” at the 4th Catalan Congress of Philosophy, Societat Catalana de Filosofia, Barcelona, November 25-28.
- 2013 “Is there any positive philosophy’s contribution to modern society?” at The International Congress on The social Impact of Philosophy, Ibero-American University, Mexico City, August 21-23.
- 2012 “Education and the modern world” at The Congress on Philosophy and Education in Mexico, Hidalgo’s Arts and Humanities Association, Hidalgo, Mexico, March 12-16.
- 2013 -2015 Oral and Written Expression; an Introduction to Communication Science, Technological University of Mexico.
- 2013 -2015 Science,Technology and Humanism, Technological University of Mexico.
- 2012 Grup de Recerca Hermenèutica, Platonisme i Modernitat (Research Group: Hermeneutics, Platonism and Modernity), Departament de Filosofia Teorètica i Pràctica, Facultat de Filosofia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.