Jethro Masís
Associate Prof. @ EF | UCR.
Dr phil, JMU WÜRZBURG | Bphil & Lic phil, UCR |

I’m a philosopher working in the phenomenological tradition, but I have a broad spectrum of philosophical interests, both historically and on systematical terms.

I did my BPhil and Lic phil at the Universidad de Costa Rica, and graduated with a thesis on the development of Heidegger’s concepts leading to Being and Time from the standpoint of his early university lectures at Freiburg (1919-1923) and Marburg (1923-1928). My Dr phil was completed at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany, where I dealt with the irruption of phenomenology in cognitive science, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of psychology. I am currently Associate Professor  @ EF | UCR.

In general, I’m a philosopher, which might sound somewhat obvious or uninteresting, but I mean to say that I defend the fundamental autonomous character of philosophical reflection and I do not render philosophy as an ancillary endeavor assisting somewhat timidly other research agendas. On my view, philosophy has its own dimension of problems and topics. Therefore, equivocating this dimension amounts to the entire disparagement of philosophical thinking. I submit that phenomenology has managed to unveil a whole dimension of research pertaining to philosophy alone, whose neglect would be both negligible and fatal. So I understand my work in connection with the project of vindicating philosophical thinking in the heyday of objectivist and cognitivist hegemony.

I’m currently CCF president (2018-2020), as well as CLAFEN board member. I’m also member of the following learned societies and circles:

·  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung
·  British Society for Phenomenology
·  International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
·  Nordic Society for Phenomenology
·  Heidegger Circle
· The International Merleau-Ponty Circle
· Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Heideggerianos
· Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica

You can also find me: @ faculty @ ORCID