Curriculum Vitae 

 

Contact: send an email to diegomachuca at conicet dot gov dot ar.



EDUCATION


2006: Doctorado en Filosofía (PhD in Philosophy). Universidad de Buenos Aires. Dissertation: “El escepticismo ético de Sexto Empírico.”


2000:  Licenciatura en Filosofía (with Honors). Universidad Del Salvador. Degree thesis: “El problema del tiempo y la memoria en Descartes.”


2000:  Profesorado de Enseñanza Secundaria, Normal y Especial en Filosofía. Universidad Del Salvador.

 


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

November 2012–present: Associate Researcher in Philosophy, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina.


April 2009–October 2012: Assistant Researcher in Philosophy, CONICET.

 

March 2006–December 2012: Adjunct Professor (Ethics), Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales.

 

April 1998–December 1999: Teaching Assistant (Greek), Universidad Del Salvador.



FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS


August 2013January 2014: Research Fellowship, CONICET. (Declined)


January 2013: Research grant, CONICET.


September 2011–June 2012: Fellowship in Hellenic Studies, Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University), Washington, D.C.


April 2010–March 2013: Research grant for the project Escepticismo y Racionalidad,” CONICET.


April 2007–March 2009: Postdoctoral Fellowship, CONICET.

 

May–June 2008: Visiting scholar at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland).

 

April 2002–March 2007: Doctoral Fellowship, CONICET.

 

October 2002–July 2003: Research Fellowship at the Université de Fribourg, granted by the Swiss Federal Commission for Fellowships for Foreign Students.


April 2000–August 2001: Research Fellowship, Museo Metropolitano de Buenos Aires.



AREAS OF RESEARCH


Ancient Philosophy (especially ancient skepticism)


Ethics (especially moral skepticism and moral relativism)


Epistemology (especially the Pyrrhonian problematic and the epistemology of disagreement)  



EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES


Editor (with D. Pritchard), International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, 2010–present.

Editor (with D. Pritchard)Brill Studies in Skepticism, 2014–present.

Editor, Pyrrhonists and Academic Skeptics (Hellenistic Philosophy) and Pyrrhonian Skepticism (Epistemology), PhilPapers, 2009present.


PUBLICATIONS


MONOGRAPH


1. Pyrrhonism Past and Present: Inquiry, Rationality, and Disagreement. Synthese Library. Dordrecht: Springer. (in progress)



EDITED VOLUMES


1. Moral Skepticism: New Essays. Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory. New York: Routledge. (forthcoming)


2. Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present (with Baron Reed). LondonBloomsbury, scheduled for 2017.


3. Les raisons du doute: Études sur le scepticisme antique (with Stéphane Marchand). Paris: Classiques Garnier, scheduled for 2017.


4. Disagreement and SkepticismRoutledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy 46. New York: Routledge, 2013.


** Reviewed in Mind 122 (2013) and The Philosophical Quarterly 54 (2014).


5. Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy. The New Synthese Historical Library 70Dordrecht:  Springer, 2011.


** Critical notice in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 74 (2012); reviewed in International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 4 (2014).


6. New Essays on Ancient PyrrhonismPhilosophia Antiqua 126. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011.


** Reviewed in Phronesis 57 (2012)Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.09.36Revue Philosophique de Louvain 111 (2013)International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 3 (2013), Philosophie Antique 13 (2013), and The Heytrop Journal 57 (2016).



PAPERS


1. “Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Ethics.” For Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. (in progress)


2.Epistemology in Latin America,Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (forthcoming)


3. “Moral Skepticism, Fictionalism, and Insulation.” In D. Machuca (ed.), Moral Skepticism: New Essays. New York: Routledge. (forthcoming)


4 “Moral Skepticism: An Introduction and Overview.” In D. Machuca (ed.), Moral Skepticism: New EssaysNew York: Routledge. (forthcoming)


5. “A Neo-Pyrrhonian Response to the Disagreeing about Disagreement Argument,” Synthese 194 (2017): 1663–1680.


6. “Again on Sextus on Persuasiveness and Equipollence,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 99 (2017): 212–228.


7. “Disagreement-Based Skepticism,” Syndicate Philosophy 1 (2017).


8. “Introduction (with S. Marchand). In D. Machuca & S. Marchand (ed.), Les raisons du doute: Études sur le scepticisme antique. Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2017. (forthcoming)


9.Scepticisme, apraxia et rationalité.” In D. Machuca & S. Marchand (eds.), Les raisons du doute: Études sur le scepticisme antique. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2017. (forthcoming)


10. “General Introduction” (with B. Reed). In D. Machcua B. Reed (eds.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present. London, Bloomsbury, 2017. (forthcoming)


11.Introduction: Ancient Skepticism.” In D. Machuca B. Reed (eds.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. (forthcoming)


12. Introduction: Medieval and Renaissance Skepticism.” In D. Machuca B. Reed (eds.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. (forthcoming)


13. “De praktische en epistemische waarde van het pyrronisme” [the practical and epistemic value of Pyrrhonism]Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 108 (2016): 73–98.


14. “Conciliationism and the Menace of Scepticism,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 54 (2015): 469–488.


15. “Suspension, Equipollence, and Inquiry: A Reply to Wieland,” Analytic Philosophy 56 (2015): 177–187.


16. “Pyrrhonian Relativism,” Elenchos 36 (2015): 89114.


17. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism and the Challenge of Disagreement,” Journal of Philosophical Research 40 (2015): 23–39.


18. “La critique du critère de vérité épicurien chez Sextus Empiricus: un scepticisme sur le monde extérieur?” In S. Marchand & F. Verde (eds.), Épicurisme et scepticisme, 105127. Rome: Sapienza Università Editrice, 2013.


19. “Pyrrhonism,” Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Ed. D. Pritchard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396577-0240.


20. Pyrrhonism, Inquiry, and Rationality,” Elenchos 34 (2013): 201–228.


21.Editors Introduction. In D. Machuca (ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism1–23. New York: Routledge, 2013.


22. “A Neo-Pyrrhonian Approach to the Epistemology of Disagreement.” In D. Machuca (ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism, 66–89. New York: Routledge, 2013.


23. “The Pyrrhonian Argument from Possible Disagreement,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 93 (2011): 148–161.


24. “Introduction.” In D. Machuca (ed.), New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism, 1–9. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011.


25. “Moderate Ethical Realism in Sextus’ Against the Ethicists?” In D. Machuca (ed.), New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism, 143–178. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011.


26. “Introduction.” In D. Machuca (ed.), Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy, vii–xvi. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011.


27. “Pyrrhonism and the Law of Non-Contradiction.” In D. Machuca (ed.), Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy, 51–77. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011.


28. “Ancient Skepticism: Overview,” Philosophy Compass 6 (2011): 234–245.

 

29. “Ancient Skepticism: Pyrrhonism,” Philosophy Compass 6 (2011): 246–258.

 

30. “Ancient Skepticism: The Skeptical Academy,” Philosophy Compass 6 (2011): 259–266.

 

31. “Argumentative Persuasiveness in Ancient Pyrrhonism,” Méthexis 22 (2009): 101–126.

 

32. “Sextus Empiricus: His Outlook, Works, and Legacy,” Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 55 (2008): 28–63.


33. “The Local Nature of Modern Moral Skepticism,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2006): 315–324.

 

34. “The Pyrrhonist’s ἀταραξία and φιλανθρωπία,” Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006): 111–139.

 

35. “La temporalidad del pensamiento en Descartes,” Revista latinoamericana de filosofía 27 (2001): 99–125.


36. “La substancia y el yo en Descartes,” Adef. Revista de filosofía 16 (2001): 57–75.



BOOK REVIEWS


1. C. Rovane, The Metaphysics and Ethics of Relativism (Harvard University Press, 2013), in Journal of Moral Philosophy 14 (2017): 463466.


2. J. Lackey (ed.), Essays in Collective Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2014), in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 55 (2016): 563564.


3. M. Bergmann & P. Kain (eds.), Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution (Oxford University Press, 2014), Philosophy in Review 35 (2015): 235–237.


4. S. Charles & P. J. Smith (eds.), Scepticism in the Eighteenth Century: Enlightenment, Lumières, Aufklärung (Springer, 2013), in Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (2015): 551552.


5. R. Bett, Sextus Empiricus: Against the Physicists (Cambridge University Press, 2012), in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (2014): 614–617.


6. D. Coady, What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (Wiley–Blackwell, 2012), in Philosophy in Review 34 (2014): 139–141.


7. K. Setiya, Knowing Right from Wrong (Oxford University Press, 2012), in Philosophy in Review 34 (2014): 7880.


8. M. Lynch, In Praise of Reason (MIT Press, 2012), in Philosophy in Review 33 (2013): 308–311.


9. S. Goldberg, Relying on Others: An Essay in Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2010), in Philosophy in Review 32 (2012): 468–470.


10. R. Bett (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (Cambridge University Press, 2010), in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2011): 573–579.


11. R. Joyce & S. Kirchin (eds.), A World without Values: Essays on John Mackie’s Moral Error Theory (Springer, 2010), in Philosophy in Review 31 (2011): 354–358.


12. T. Irwin, “The Sceptics,” Ch. 10 in The Development of Ethics, 3 vols. (Oxford University Press, 2007–2009), in The Philosophical Forum 42 (2011): 269335.

 

13. A. M. Ioppolo, La testimonianza di Sesto Empirico sull’ Accademia scettica (Bibliopolis, 2009), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.11.13.

 

14. Q. Smith (ed.), Epistemology: New Essays (Oxford University Press, 2008), in Philosophy in Review 30 (2010): 305–308.

 

15. M. Forster, Kant and Skepticism (Princeton University Press, 2008), in Philosophy in Review 30 (2010): 186–188.

 

16. H. Thorsrud, Ancient Scepticism (Acumen, 2009), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.10.56.

 

17. J. Delattre (ed.), Sur le Contre les professeurs de Sextus Empiricus (Presses de l’Université de Charles-de-GaulleLille 3, 2006), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.07.06.

 

18. D. Wong, Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism (Oxford University Press, 2006), in Philosophy in Review 29 (2009): 148–150.

 

19. C. Lévy, Les scepticismes. Que sais-je? 2829 (PUF, 2008), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.01.09.

 

20. L. Caranti, Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy: The Kantian Critique of Cartesian Scepticism (University of Toronto Press, 2007), in The Review of Metaphysics 62/2 (2008): 131–133.

 

21. R. Joyce, The Evolution of Morality (MIT Press, 2006), in Philosophy in Review 28 (2008): 343–346.

 

22. W. Sinnott-Armstrong, Moral Skepticisms (Oxford University Press, 2006), in Philosophy in Review 28 (2008): 303–305.

 

23. A.-M. Ioppolo, D. N. Sedley (eds.), Pyrrhonists, Patricians, Platonizers. Hellenistic Philosophy in the Period 155-86 BC. Tenth Symposium Hellenisticum (Bibliopolis, 2007), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.07.22.

 

24. E. Spinelli, Questioni Scettiche: Letture introduttive al pirronismo antico (Lithos 2005), in Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 55 (2008): 263–266.

 

25. R. Bett (trans.), Sextus Empiricus: Against the Logicians (Cambridge University Press, 2005), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.01.11.

 

26. W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), Pyrrhonian Skepticism (Oxford University Press, 2004), in International Journal of Philosophical Studies 15 (2007): 154–159.

 

27. K. Algra et alii (eds.), The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2005), in Philosophy in Review 27 (2007): 237–239.

 

28. C. Brittain (trans.), Cicero: On Academic Scepticism (Hackett, 2006), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.11.07.

 

29. R. Polito, The Sceptical Road: Aenesidemus’ Appropriation of Heraclitus (Brill, 2004), in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2006): 160–164.

 

30. J. M. Neto & R. Popkin (eds.), Skepticism in Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Thought: New Interpretations (Humanity Books, 2004), in Philosophisches Jahrbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft 113 (2006): 202–205.

 

31. R. Fogelin, Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal (Oxford University Press, 2003), in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 45 (2006): 188–191.


32.  A. Bailey, Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism (Clarendon Press, 2002), in Ancient Philosophy 25 (2005): 212–222.

 

33. J. Miller & B. Inwood (eds.), Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2003), in Philosophie antique 5 (2005): 241–244.

 

34. R. Popkin, The History of Scepticism from Savonarola to Bayle (Oxford University Press, 2003), in Philosophisches Jahrbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft 112 (2005): 191–194.

 

35. M. B. Wringley & P. J. Smith (eds.), O filósofo e sua história: uma homenagem a Oswaldo Porchat (Coleção CLE, 2003), in Anuario filosófico 38 (2005): 686–687.

 

36. C. Dalimier et alii (trans.), Sextus Empiricus: Contre les professeurs (Seuil, 2002), in Ancient Philosophy 24 (2004): 503–510.

 

37. L. Floridi, Sextus Empiricus: The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism (Oxford University Press, 2002), in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (2004): 336–340.

 

38. J. Allen, Inference from Signs: Ancient Debates about the Nature of Evidence (Clarendon Press, 2001), in Philosophie antique 4 (2004): 214–219.

 

39. P. Pellegrin et alii (trans.), Galien: Traités philosophiques et logiques (Flammarion, 1998), in Philosophie antique 2 (2002): 236–239.

 

40. P. Pellegrin (trans.), Sextus Empiricus: Esquisses pyrrhoniennes (Seuil, 1997), in Revue philosophique de Louvain 100 (2002): 797–801.

 

41. R. Bett, Pyrrho, his Antecedents, and his Legacy (Clarendon Press, 2000), in Méthexis 14 (2001): 155–158.

 

42. T. Bénatouïl, Le scepticisme (Flammarion, 1997), in Méthexis 14 (2001): 152–155.



TRANSLATIONS


1. Sylvia Giocanti, “François de La Mothe Le Vayer.” In D. Machuca & B. Reed (eds.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming. (From French to English.)


2. Richard Bett, “Le scepticisme antique est-il viable aujourd’hui?” In D. Machuca & S. Marchand (eds.), Pour et contre: études sur le scepticisme antique. Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming. (From English to French.)


3. Svavar Svavarsson, “Les actions du pyrrhonien selon Sextus Empiricus (PH I 21-24).” In D. Machuca & S. Marchand (eds.), Pour et contre: études sur le scepticisme antique. Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming. (From English to French.)


4. Casey Perin, “Scepticisme et détachement de soi.” In D. Machuca & S. Marchand (eds.), Pour et contre: études sur le scepticisme antique. Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming. (From English to French.)



OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

1.  La caída: el hombre y su doble cara,” La revista del psicoanálisis 1 (2000): 3–4.

 

2.  “Calígula: muerte, absurdo y desesperación,” La Capital, Mar del Plata, 20 February 2000: 2–3.



PRESENTATIONS


1. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement,” 4th Cologne-Leuven Epistemology Meeting, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, May 18–19, 2017.


2. “The Practical and Epistemic Value of Pyrrhonism,” Philosophical Colloquium, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, May 15, 2017. 


3. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement,” Conference Scepticism from Antiquity to Modern Times, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Universität Hamburg, May 811, 2017.


4. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement,” EXRE Colloquium, Université de Fribourg, May 3, 2017.


5. “Pirronismo y racionalidad, VI International Meeting on Skepticism & XVII Colóquio Brasileiro sobre Ceticismo, Universidade Federal da Bahia, April 2628, 2017.


6. “El desafío epistémico del desacuerdo,” IV Jornadas Internacionales de Lógica Informal y Argumentación, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, October 89, 2015.


7. “Fogelins Neo-Pyrrhonism: Ordinary Beliefs, Levels of Scrutiny, and the Scope of Suspension,” lecture series Pyrrhonism Past and Present, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), May 16, 2014.


8. “Porchats Neo-Pyrrhonism: Common Life, Dogmatism, and Skeptical Investigation,” lecture series Pyrrhonism Past and Present,” Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), May 14, 2014.


9. “Sextus Empiricuss Pyrrhonism: Inquiry, Rationality, and Disagreement,” lecture series Pyrrhonism Past and Present,” Universidade de São Paulo (USP), May 13, 2014.


10. “A Pyrrhonian Response to the Disagreeing about Disagreement Argument,” Conference Neo-Pyrrhonism, Ancient and Contemporary, Universidade Federal do Paraná (Curitiba), May 22–24, 2013.

11. “La critique du critère de vérité épicurien chez Sextus Empiricus: un scepticisme sur le monde extérieur?” Colloque “Épicurisme et Scepticisme,” École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, November 13–14, 2012.

12. “El uso terapéutico de argumentos en Sexto Empírico,” Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), October 1, 2012.

13. “Escepticismo y acción irracional,” IV Congreso Colombiano de Filosofía, Symposium “¿Es posible la acción irracional?” Universidad de Caldas (Manizales)September 24–28, 2012.

14.Pyrrhonism and Disagreement, Center for Hellenic Studies, April 28, 2012.

15. “Peer Disagreement and Radical Skepticism,” University of Miami, April 24, 2012.


16. “Can the Skeptic Search for Truth?” Center for Hellenic Studies, October 7, 2011.


17. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism and the Problem of Disagreement,” Johns Hopkins University, October 5, 2011.

 

18. “The Epistemology of Disagreement: A Neo-Pyrrhonian Perspective,” Northwestern University, September 29, 2011.


19. “¿Puede el pirrónico buscar la verdad?” Universidade Federal do Paraná (Curitiba), August 30, 2010.


20. “Los Modos de Agripa,” Universidade Federal da Bahia (Salvador), August 27, 2010.

 

21. “Pyrrhonian Relativism,” III Meeting on Skepticism, Universidade Federal da Bahia, August 23–25, 2010.

 

22. “Agrippan Pyrrhonism,” Durham University, October 21, 2009.


23. “Pyrrhonian Relativism,” Durham University, October 20, 2009

 

24. “The Pyrrhonist’s Attitude Towards the Law of Non-Contradiction,” B Club, University of Cambridge, October 19, 2009.


25. “Moderate Ethical Realism in Sextus’ Against the Ethicists?” Sapienza–Università di Roma, October 13, 2009.

 

26. “Pyrrhonian Relativism,” Conference “Logos, episteme, praxis: la dimensione dell’individuo fra Aristotele e Plotino,” Sapienza–Università di Roma, October 9–10, 2009.


27. “The Pyrrhonist’s Observance of the Law of Non-Contradiction,” International Conference on Ancient Pyrrhonism and Its Influence on Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Buenos Aires, August 6–8, 2008

 

28. “Argumentative Persuasiveness in Ancient Pyrrhonism,” Université de Paris X–Nanterre, June 3, 2008.


29. “Le principe de non-contradiction dans le Pyrrhonisme,” Journée d'étude “Certitude et Méthode,” École Pratique des Hautes Études à la Sorbonne, May 31, 2008.

 

30. “La filantropía pirroniana,” XIII Congreso Nacional de Filosofía, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, November 22–25, 2005.


31. “Sextus Empiricus et le relativisme éthique,” Colloque des doctorants en philosophie antique de Suisse Romande, Université de Fribourg, January 22, 2003.



SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION


Referee for Ancient Philosophy (2006), Astrobiology (2012), Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2015), British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2014), Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2016), Crítica (2012), Episteme (2013), Erkenntnis (2009, 2016), Ideas y Valores (2014), Journal of Philosophical Research (2013), KriterionJournal of Philosophy (2017), Philosophical Papers (2013, 2014, 2015), Philosophical Studies (2013), Sképsis (2015x2), Social Epistemology (2017), Synthese (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017), Theoria: An International Journal for the Theory, History and Foundations of Science (2016), and Yearbook of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (2017).


Book proposal evaluator for Oxford University Press (2015), Routledge (2016, 2017x2), and De Gruyter (2017).


Referee for the 2013 meeting of the Central States Philosophical Association (CSPA).


Organizer of the conference “Ancient Pyrrhonism and Its Influence on Modern and Contemporary Philosophy” (Buenos Aires, August 2008).


Founding Member of the International Society for the Study of Skepticism (2008).

 

 

Last updated: 18th June 2017


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