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Mario Alvarado

Mario Alvarado
Name
Mario Alvarado
Title
Organisation
Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Multiculturalism, National Identity, Political philosophy, Social theory, Critical theory, Interculturalism
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/sociology/mario_alvarado

PhD Title

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.

 

Supervisor

Dr. Stephen Kemp

 

Qualifications

  • 2014    MA Philosophy (Distinction), National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 2011    BA Philosophy,  National Autonomous University of Mexico.
 

Awards

  • 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.

 

Book Reviews

Conference Activity/Participation 

  • 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.
 

Teaching Experience

  • 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.
 

Research Groups

  • 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.