Jethro Masís

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, where I wrote 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 studied critically the irruption of phenomenology in cognitive science, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of psychology under the guidance of one of Germany’s leading phenomenologist, Prof. Karl-Heinz Lembeck. I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Escuela de Filosofía.

In general, I’m interested in the problems surrounding the intersection between phenomenology and the sciences (particularly, the neuro-cognitive and informational ones), and the next couple of years I will be addressing issues concerning the philosophy of information from a phenomenological point of view under the auspices of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

I’m member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung, the British Society for Phenomenology, the International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, the Heidegger Circle, the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Heideggerianos, the Círculo Latinoamericano de Fenomenología, the Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica, and I’m also founding member of the Círculo Costarricense de Fenomenología.

I’m general coordinator of the Asociación Internacional de Fenomenología y Ciencia Cognitiva and editorial director (along with Ivana Anton Mlinar) of its journal: Revista de Fenomenología & Ciencia Cognitiva.

I’m op-ed columnist for Revista Paquidermo and content curator of the Martin Heidegger Facebook Society (currently with more than 7000 members).

You can also find me:

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