Mauricio NARVÁEZ

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Holder of a PhD in philosophy from the University of Louvain, Mauricio Narváez is a specialist in both hermeneutics (theory of interpretation of texts) and Spanish as a foreign language. He is Spanish teacher in the European Institutions since 2005 and in the Institute Cervantes since 2008, year in which he created the course of Hispanic philosophy unique in Belgium, which he gives continuously since his foundation. He is also the creator of the course of cervantine literature (2010), where is studied the whole work of the author of Don Quixote.

Concerning his researches in hermeneutics, his interest in the historical practice of interpretation led him to the study of works from the medieval period (Thomas d’Aquin lecteur. Vers une nouvelle approche de la pratique herméneutique au Moyen Âge, Louvain, Peeters, 2012) as well as from the Renaissance (« Le triangle herméneutique dans le De la docte ignorance  de Nicolas de Cues », in Nicolas de Cues, les méthodes d’une pensée, Louvain-La-Neuve, Brepols,2005) and from the Contemporary period (« Quand Gadamer lit Paul Celan. Statut du commentaire gadamérien du recueil Cristaux de souffle ‘Atemkristall’, de Paul Celan », in Freiburger Zeitung für Philosophie und Theologie, vol. 59, n° 1, Suisse, 2012; «L’esprit de l’escalier : Fonctions de l’« escalier » dans À la recherche du temps perdu», in Marcel Proust aujourd’hui, vol. 11, Brill, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2014 ). He is currently preparing a publication about the narrative dimension of thought based on a comparative analysis of Proust’s and Heidegger’s works.