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Simón Bolivar’s Republican Imperialism: Another Ideology of American Revolution


This article treats the political thought of Simón Bolívar, a leading figure in South America’s struggle for independence. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía, Historia

Teoría Estándar de la Decisión y Teoría Prospectiva: Consideraciones Filosóficas Respecto al Cambio Teórico

ECONOMÍA 31 (2011): 55-83

Se describen los principales problemas teóricos y empíricos que afronta la teoría de la utilidad esperada y se examina especialmente el tipo de cambio conceptual introducido por la teoría prospectiva, sugiriendo que podría caracterizárselo como un caso de inconmensurabilidad en el sentido de Kuhn. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Economía

Exchange Rate Regimes in the Major Latin American Countries since the 1950s: Lessons from History


The paper analyses exchange rate regimes implemented by the major Latin American (LA) countries since the 1950s, with special attention to the period beginning in the 1970s. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Economía, Historia

El Mercado y la Razón Procedimental

LAISSEZ-FAIRE (2012): 61-68

En este ensayo el autor se propone mostrar que la noción de racionalidad más afín a los supuestos del mercado es la “proce-dimental”, propia de la filosofía moderna, en oposición a la noción “sustantiva” de la misma, que está en la base de la concepción cristiana del mundo. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Economía, Filosofía

Liberalismo Político y Reciprocidad: Justificación Epistémica de Creencias Versus Justificación Moral de Acciones

ISEGORÍA 46 (2012): 279-294

La meta del autor en este trabajo es proponer un nuevo tipo de argumento en defensa del ideal deliberativo de reciprocidad de justificación —que fue inicialmente introducido por el liberalismo político de John Rawls—. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía

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