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Prof. Dr. Roberto Hofmeister Pich

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Roberto Hofmeister-Pich

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do (PUCRS)
Porto Alegre
Brazil
roberto.pich[at]pucrs.br; roberto.pich[at]pq.cnpq.br

  

 

 

Current Position:

Full Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do (PUCRS), Porto Alegre / RS – Brazil

Research:

Since 2011 I am fully dedicated to the research project “Scholastica colonialis: Reception and Development of Baroque Scholasticism in Latin America in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries”, i.e., a project that launches a long-term, exhaustive investigation of the development of Baroque Scholastic philosophy in Latin America during the colonial period. It is an integrated project of international collaboration among several research groups in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Germany, and other. The main purpose of the project is to write, under scientific basis, the history of philosophy (scholastic philosophy) in Latin America. For that purpose, the project aims at preparing inventories and catalogues of manuscripts and printed works that record colonial Scholastic thought, as well as careful analyses and editions of important authors and texts.

Education:

  • 1998–1999      Study of Linguistics at the “Romanisches Seminar des Fachbereichs Sprachwissenschaften der Universität
                            Hamburg”
  • 1997–2001      Ph.D. Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
                            Title of Ph.D.Thesis: “Der Begriff der wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnis nach Johannes Duns Scotus”.
                            Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ludger Honnefelder. Fellowship: Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD)
  • 1996                Habilitation in Philosophy, at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre / RS, Brazil
  • 1996                Bachelor of Divinity, at the Escola Superior de Teologia da IECLB in São Leopoldo / RS, Brazil
  • 1996                B.A., Philosophy, at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre / RS, Brazil
  • 1992–1996      Study of Philosophy at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre / RS, Brazil
  • 1990–1996      Study of Evangelical Theology at the Escola Superior de Teologia da IECLB in São Leopoldo / RS, Brazil

Academic Positions:

  • 2015–2017      Institutional Partnership Granted by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / Graduate Program in Philosophy of the
                            PUCRS (Prof. Dr. Roberto Hofmeister Pich) and University of Bonn, Germany (Prof. Dr. Christoph Horn)
  • 2011–2012      Post-Doc Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Renewal), at the Albertus-Magnus-Institut, Bonn,
                            Germany, advised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ludger Honnefelder
  • 2011                Visiting Professor at the Universität Bonn, Germany
  • 2009–2010      Visiting Scholar, Fulbright Fellowship, at the University of Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
  • 2009                Visiting Professor at the “Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto” Porto, Portugal
  • 2009                Research Fellowship of the CNPQ (Distinction of Excellence in Research)
  • 2006–2007      Post-Doc Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, at the Albertus-Magnus-Institut, Bonn, Germany
  • 2006                Visiting Professor at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
  • 2006                Visiting Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Santiago de Chile)
  • 2004–2005      Visiting Scholar, as Post-Doc Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, at the Universität Tübingen
                            (Eberhard-Karls), Philosophisches Seminar
  • 2003–2004      Visiting Professor at the Gesamthochschule Kassel (Universität Kassel)
  • 2001–2004      Associate Professor of Theology at the Escola Superior de Teologia da IECLB, in São Leopoldo / RS, Brazil –
                            Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
  • since 2001       Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre / RS, Brazil

Participation in Centers, Scientific Associations, Collaborative Projects:

  • since 2017       Vice-President of the SIEPM Bureau;
  • since 2015       coordinator (together with Prof. Dr. Christoph Horn) of the international research project and institute partnership
                             "Reception of Aristotle’s Political Philosophy in Latin American Scholasticism, 16th–18th Century”,
                             granted by the  Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (for the period 2015–2018).
  • since 2014       Member of The Renaissance Society of America (RSA);
  • since 2013       Member of the Committee of the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d‘Etudes Médiévales (FIDEM);
  • since 2013       Director of the “Centro de Estudos sobre a Escolastica Tardia e Moderna” / “Center of Studies on Late and
                             Modern Scholasticism”, PUCRS, Porto Alegre / RS (Brazil);
  • since 2003       Member of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale (SIEPM), and

Selected Publications:

  • With Alfredo Santiago Culleton (eds.): Scholastica colonialis: Reception and Development of Baroque Scholasticism in Latin America in Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries. Barcelona/Roma 2016.
  • With Alfredo Santiago Culleton: The Challenging of Investigating Latin American Colonial Scholasticism. In: Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Alfredo Santiago Culleton (eds.): Scholastica colonialis: Reception and Development of Baroque Scholasticism in Latin America in Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries. Barcelona/Roma 2016, pp. 3–33.
  • Alonso de Sandoval S.J. (1576/1577–1652) and the Ideology of Black Slavery: Some Theological and Philosophical Arguments. In: Patristica et Mediaevalia 36 (2015), pp. 51–74.
  • With Alfredo Santiago Culleton, Alfredo Carlos Storck: Second Scholasticism and Black Slavery – Some Philosophical Assessments. In: Patristica et Mediaevalia 36 (2015), pp. 3–13.
  • With Alfredo Santiago Culleton, Alfredo Carlos Storck (eds.): Patristica et Mediaevalia (Buenos Aires / Argentina) – Second Scholasticism and Black Slavery 36 (2015).
  • Infinite Creator. In: Quaestio 15 (2015), pp. 102–135.
  • With Alfredo Santiago Culleton (eds.): Right and Nature in the First and Second Scholasticism. Turnhout 2014.
  • Duns Scotus’s Anti-Averroism in the Prologue to Ordinatio: A First Approach. In: Freiburger Zeitschrift für Theologie und Philosophie 61 (2014), pp. 430–464.
  • The Account of Transcendental Concepts by Jerónimo Valera (1568–1625) in His Summulae dialecticae (1610). In: Quaestio 14 (2014), pp. 273–288.
  • With Hannes Moehle: Franciscus de Mayronis. Conflatus – Kommentar zum Ersten Buch der Sentenzen. Translated and introduced by Hannes Moehle und Roberto Hofmeister Pich. (Herders Bibliothek der Philosophie des Mittelalters, Band 29). Freiburg/Basel/Wien 2013.
  • Alfonso Briceño (1587–1668) and the Controversiae on John Duns Scotus’s Philosophical Theology: The Case of Infinity. In: The Modern Schoolman 89 (2012), pp. 65–94.
  • With Luís Henrique Dreher (eds.): O natural e o sobrenatural. Porto Alegre 2011.
  • (ed.): Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109). Philosophical Theology and Ethics. Porto/Louvain la Neuve 2011.
  • With Jörn Müller (eds.): Wille und Handlung in der Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und Spätantike. Berlin/New York 2010.
  • Prohairesis und Freiheit bei Epiktet: Ein Beitrag zur philosophischen Geschichte des Willensbegriffs. In: Jörn Müller, Roberto Hofmeister Pich (eds.): Wille und Handlung in der Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und Spätantike. Berlin/New York 2010, pp. 95–128.
  • Scholastica colonialis. In: Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 52 (2010), pp. 25–45.
  • João Duns Scotus, Textos sobre Poder, Conhecimento e Contingência. Porto Alegre 2008.
  • (ed.): New Essays on Metaphysics as Scientia Transcendens. Louvain-la-Neuve 2007.
  • With Luís Alberto De Boni (eds.): A recepção do pensamento greco-árabe e judaico no Ocidente medieval. Porto Alegre 2004.
  • Der Begriff der wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnis nach Johannes Duns Scotus. Bonn 2001.
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