Martin Montoya is Assistant Professor at the Ecclesiastical School of PhilosophyUniversity of Navarra.  He teaches Ethics and History of Contemporary Philosophy. His work is focused on moral philosophy, the theory of action, human freedom, moral and religious beliefs, epistemology, and truth.

Martin’s philosophical perspective was developed through his early interest in philosophers of the Analytic Tradition as Ludwig Wittgenstein, J.L. Austin, G.E.M. Anscombe, G.E. Moore, John Searle, Bernard Williams, and the philosophical and semantical discussion about Truth. He also studied Harry Frankfurt’s moral psychology and the Western discussion about Free Will. Nonetheless, philosophers like Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Robert Spaemann, and Maurice Blondel have played a fundamental role in his philosophical account.

Here is a CV. For a Spanish version click here.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

University of Navarra; Pamplona, Spain

Researcher, Grupo de investigación de Teología filosófica, 2016-present.

Researcher, Grupo Ciencia, Razón y Fe (CRyF), 2016-present.

Group member, Analytic Theology Cluster Group, 2014-2015.

Project: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Divine Providence.

Assistant Professor, Ecclesiastical School of Philosophy, 2017-present.

Teaching Assistant, Ecclesiastical School of Philosophy, 2012-2016.

Université Catholique de Louvain; Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Visiting Researcher, Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP), April 2017.

University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN: USA

Guest Assistant Research Professor, College of Arts and Letters, Jacques Maritain Center, Summer 2015.

ACADEMIC TRAINING:

Post PhD. in Philosophy. University of Notre Dame (2015), South Bend, Indiana, USA.

PhD. in Philosophy. University of Navarra (2015), Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

B.A. in Philosophy. University of Navarra (2012), Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

B.A. in Theology. Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (2009), Rome, Italy.

Lic. in Industrial Engineering. Universidad de Lima (2006), Lima, Perú.

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Papers & Book Chapters:

“La fiabilidad teórica del determinismo. Un examen desde la propuesta de Mariano Artigas”. [The theoretical reliability of determinism. A review from the proposal of Mariano Artigas]. Scientia et Fides, 4 (2016): 245-262. [Full Text]

“Analytic Philosophical Theology and the recovery of metaphysics. An interview with Brian Leftow”, with Echavarría, Agustín. Anuario Filosófico, 49/3 (2016): 663-679. [Sample]

“Love, Identification, and Inequality. Rational Problems in Harry Frankfurt’s Concept of Person”. Appraisal. Journal of the British Personalist Forum, 11 (2016): 56-60. [Full Text]

Libertad, amor y verdad en la teoría de la acción de Harry Frankfurt”, Excerpta e dissertanionibus in Philosophia, 25 (2015): 207-281. [Full Text]

“Harry G. Frankfurt”. Forthcoming at Philosophica: Enciclopedia filosófica on line, Fernández Labastida, Francisco – Mercado, Juan Andrés (editores).

“Del determinismo naturalista al teológico. Bases epistemológicas de un debate contemporáneo”. Forthcoming at Estudios de teología analítica, A. Echavarría y R. Pereda (eds.), 2017, Granada: Comares. [Draft]

 Book Reviews:

Biología y racionalidad. El carácter distintivo del cuerpo humano, por J. Á. Lombo y J. M. Giménez Amaya, Forthcoming at Scientia et Fides, 5 (2017).

La vida humana como trascendencia. Metafísica y Antropología en la Fides et Ratio, por Enrique Moros Claramunt, Cauriensia 10 (2010): 373-74. [Review]

 Translations:

Stump, Eleonore. “La perspectiva de Tomás de Aquino sobre la libertad: intelecto y voluntad”, Martín Montoya (tr.), Forthcoming at El tomismo analítico, A. Pérez (ed.), 2017, Editorial San Pablo. [Draft]

Stump, Eleonore. “El intelecto, la voluntad y el principio de posibilidades alternativas”, Martín Montoya (tr.), Forthcoming at El tomismo analítico, A. Pérez (ed.), 2017, Editorial San Pablo. [Draft]

Magazines, Newspapers, & Bylined Articles (selection):

Mercatornet:

“How to survive in a post-truth world”, Mercatornet. 03-02-2017. [Article]

Posición:

“Contra el individualismo: educar en la verdad”, Posición. —————-.  [Artículo]

“Instruir para la deshumanización y la intolerancia (II)”, Posición. 8-11-2017. [Artículo]

“Instruir para la deshumanización y la intolerancia (I)”, Posición. 17-07-2017. [Artículo]

Other articles by Martin Montoya in Posición.

Palabra:

“La era de la posverdad”, Palabra. Febrero 2017, pp. 56-59. [Artículo]

Alfa y Omega:

“Mentira y desatención en la era de la posverdad”,  Alfa y Omega. Nº 1007 – 05-01-2017. [Artículo]

TALKS:

“Compatibilism, Non-Reductive Physicalism, and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities”, XXIII International Conference: “The Metaphysical Dimensions of Nature”, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy (Feb 23, 2017).

“Dos cuestiones metafísicas sobre las dos cuestiones epistemológicas del caso Galileo”, Workshop Análisis epistemológicos del diálogo ciencia-religión. La difícil relación epistemológica entre ciencia y religión, Proyects: An Epistemological Analysis of the Science and Religion Dialogue” (Universidad Católica Argentina) & Grupo de investigación Ciencia, Razón y Fe (CRYF) (Universidad de Navarra), University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (Nov 9, 2016).

“Amor incondicional e identidad personal en la propuesta de Harry Frankfurt sobre la estructuracion de la voluntad”, LII Reuniones Filosóficas, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (Apr 14, 2016).

“El debate sobre la metafísica del libre albedrío” (The debate about the metaphysics of Free Will), Grupo de Investigación en Teología Filosófica, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (Nov 18, 2015).

“Love, Identification, and Equality. Rational Problems in Harry Frankfurt’s Concept of Person”, 13th International Conference on Persons, Boston University, Boston, MA, (August 4, 2015).

“Del determinismo filosófico al teológico. Bases epistémicas de un debate contemporáneo” (From philosophical to theological determinism. Epistemic foundations of the contemporary debate), Cluster Group on Analytic Theology, University of Navarra, Pamplona Spain (May 15, 2015).

“Harry Frankfurt y el principio de posibilidades alternativas” (Harry Frankfurt and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities), Ecclesiastical School of Philosophy, University of Navarra (March 20, 2014).

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Metaphysics, Anthropology, Metaethics, Ethics.

AREAS OF COMPETENCE:

Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Action, Philosophical Theology.

Ph.D. DISSERTATION:

Libertad, amor y verdad en la teoría de la acción de Harry Frankfurt, April 2015. (Freedom, Love, and Truth in the Theory of Action of Harry Frankfurt)
. University of Navarra, Ecclesiastical School of Philosophy. Advisors: Enrique Moros Claramunt; José María Torralba López

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH:

Voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary acts in Thomas Aquinas, Summer 2015. University of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters, Jacques Maritain Center. Advisor: John O’Callaghan

COURSES TAUGHT:

History of Contemporary Philosophy:   2015-16 / 16-17

Ethics:   2015-16 / 16-17

Analysis of Philosophical Texts:   2014-15

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Chair in the 2nd session of the Workshop Análisis epistemológicos del diálogo ciencia-religión. La difícil relación epistemológica entre ciencia y religión, An Epistemological Analysis of the Science and Religion Dialogue” (Universidad Católica Argentina) & Grupo de investigación Ciencia, Razón y Fe – CRYF (Universidad de Navarra), Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España (10 de noviembre de 2016).

Chair in the 2nd session “The Concept of Person”, 13th International Conference on Persons, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA (August 6, 2015).

Media Services & Project Promotion for Analytic Theology Cluster Group, University of Navarra.

Reviewer: Signos filosóficos (Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa-México), Scientia et Fides (Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun-Poland).

HONORS & AWARDS:

Special Award of Degree (PhL Philosophy), June 2011.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Human Action:

Maurice Blondel: Method of immanence, Freedom & necessity in action, the logic of action, and Freedom & Truth.

Thomas Aquinas, Treaties on human acts, Passions, Habits, Law, and Grace.

Reasons for action, Practical reason, Normativity, Volitional necessities, Reasons of love, Wholeheartedness, Identification, and Caring.

Moral Psychology: Moral Luck, Moral Reasoning, Moral Character, Friendship, Egoism, and Virtue Ethics.

Metaphysics of Free Will:

Free Will and Moral Responsibility: Compatibilism & Incompatibilism. Naturalistic & Theological Determinism, and Frankfurt-Style Cases.

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