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I received my PhD with a dissertation on Hegel’s political philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1981 and my MPhil with a thesis on Aristotle’s metaphysics from the University of Toronto in 1973.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta (1982-1984), and a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Victoria (1978-1979). I also taught at the University of Alberta (1981-1982) and at the Department of Philosophy, Universidad de Chile (March 1973-1981).
Premio Municipal de Literatura awarded for my book, with Carlos Ruiz, El pensamiento conservador en Chile. Seis ensayos (1993).
Ford Foundation Scholarship (1976).
Fulbright Scholarship (1967).
(2022) “Carl Schmitt: Decisionism,” The Oxford Handbook of Ordoliberalism, edited by Th. Biebricher, W. Bonefeld, and P. Nedergaard, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(2021) La Tiranía del Mercado. El Auge del Neoliberalismo en Chile . (Chile: LOM Ediciones).
(2018) Nietzsche y el Aristocratismo de Teognis. (Santiago: LOM).
(2015) Nietzsche, On Theognis of Megara, edited by Renato Cristi & Oscar Velasquez, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
(2014) El constitucionalismo del miedo: propiedad, bien comun y poder constituyente, co-authored with Pablo Ruiz-Tagle, Santiago: LOM.
(2014) “Decisionism,” The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
(2014) “Nietzsche, Theognis and Aristocratic Radicalism.” Nietzsche as Political Philosopher, Manuel Knoll & Barry Stocker editors, Berlin & New York, pp. 173-194.
(2011) “Carl Schmitt y la teoría política del positivismo jurídico,” Revista de Ciencias Sociales [Chile] vol. 60, pp. 221-235.
(2011) El Pensamiento Político de Jaime Guzmán: Una Biografia Intelectual.
(2011) “Carl Schmitt on Constituent Power and the Monarchical Principle,” Constellations vol 18, 352-364.
(2010) “Nietzsche on Authority and the State,” Animus. The Canadian Journal of the Humanities vol. 14, pp. 1-15.
(2008) La República en Chile: Teoría y Práctica del Constitucionalismo Republicano, co-authored with Pablo Ruiz-Tagle, Santiago: LOM.
(2005) Hegel on Freedom and Authority, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
(2000) “The Metaphysics of Constituent Power: Carl Schmitt and the Genesis of Chile's 1980 Constitution," Cardozo Law Review vol. 21, pp. 1749-1775.