Welcome to my website.
I am a post-doctoral Fellow at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. My AOS is Medieval Philosophy. I finished my PhD in Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada, in April 2012, with a thesis on the notion of scientia in the Latin West in the twelfth century under the supervision of Calvin Normore (McGill/UCLA) and Carlos Fraenkel (McGill). My internal examiner was Stephen Menn (McGill/Humbolt-Berlin) and my external was Henrik Lagerlund (Western Ontario).
In my current research I’m expanding the scope of my thesis to include also thirteenth century figures, who, unlike the twelfth century thinkers I studied in my thesis, had more extensive contact with Aristotle’s philosophy of science. The Latin word scientia, indeed, is used after the thirteenth century as the translation of the Greek episteme, Aristotle’s word for science. More on that in my Research page in this website.
I was born and raised in Costa Rica, but emigrated to Canada in 2001 and became a Canadian citizen in 2006. Besides philosophy and the history of philosophy, I’m addicted to learning languages. My wife and I are avid travelers, and we’ve been infatuated by Eastern Asia for the past 8 years or so. Thus my dabbling with Japanese, Korean and Chinese characters (kanji/hanja).