Prof. Dr. Roberto Hofmeister Pich

Affiliated Researcher

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

Academic Profile

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.

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

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

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

2006–2008
Spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence "Gesellschaftliche Abhängigkeiten und soziale Net

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)

  • 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 Scholastica colonialis: Reception and Development of Baroque Scholasticism in Latin America in Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries, edited Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Alfredo Santiago Culleton, 3–33. Barcelona/Roma 2016.
  • 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), 51–74.
  • With Alfredo Santiago Culleton, Alfredo Carlos Storck: Second Scholasticism and Black Slavery – Some Philosophical Assessments. In Patristica et Mediaevalia 36 (2015), 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), 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), 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 Controversial on John Duns Scotus’s Philosophical Theology: The Case of Infinity. In The Modern Schoolman 89 (2012), 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 Wille und Handlung in der Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und Spätantike, edited by Jörn Müller, Roberto Hofmeister Pich, 95–128. Berlin/New York 2010.
  • Scholastica colonialis. In Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 52 (2010), 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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