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Welcome to the web page of JULIO CABRERA, a philosopher born in Cordoba (Argentine) who lives in Brazil from 1979, thanks to the Argentine policy of intellectuals’ exportation. 

He received a multiple philosophical formation, "analytical" and "continental" (said in the usual European terms). His styles of exposition are both argumentative and narrative, and his central position can be seen as a kind of ethical and logical pessimism. 

In Ethics he defends the necessary immorality of all procriation and the possible morality of some kind of suicides. In Logics he sustains that no argument is without counter-arguments and that no philosophical discussion can achieve a definitive and absolute result. The complex interfaces between ethical and logical pessimism are studied. 

More recently Julio Cabrera is more concerned with a peripheral perspective on philosophy and specifically with the conditions of thinking from Latin America as a colonized culture. Thinking from a locus of cultural dependency, the "analytic-continental" divide loses great part of its original force and sense (beyond the crisis of the divide within Europe). He is currently thinking on the conditions for a negative politics and a revolutionary pessimism, trying to avoid that the negativist theses can be capitalized by conservative and reactionary political positions.


Cabrera's philosophy includes:

1. NEGATIVE ETHICS. Human situation, lack of value of human life, moral problems concerning birth and death; critique of traditional affirmative morality, the permanent tension  between a negative morality and the negation of morality. Natal and mortal questions: procriation, abortion, suicide, heterocide.

2. PHILOSOPHY OF LOGIC AND LANGUAGE. LANGUAGES OF CINEMA. Criticism of formal logic as a tool for philosophical analysis; research on informal and semi-formal logic and construction of “lexical logics”. A negative approach to argumentation. The languages of cinema; connections between Philosophy and Cinema; investigation on concepts, images and “logopathy”; cognitive value of images, affective-sensitive value of concepts. 

3. THINKING FROM A LATIN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE. The nature of Philosophy and the current situation of Philosophy in Latin America. Euro-centrism. Political searching about European hegemony and programs of investigation in Latin America; Latino-american thinkers and the mechanisms of exclusion of philosophies.  



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