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Daniel Lorca



Position: Assistant Professor.

Degrees:

Ph.D.,             University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2010 Golden Age Spanish Literature.

 Ph.D.,             Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2007 Continental Philosophy and Metaphor.

 

Research Interests:

Golden Age Spanish Literature, Renaissance Philosophy, Virtue Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Composition, Speech-Act Theory, Habermas, Cervantes.

 

Contact Information:

            359 O’Dowd Hall

            248-370-2007

            lorca@oakland.edu

 

Daniel Lorca joined Oakland University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He teaches Golden Age Spanish Literature, translation and advanced composition. His current research centers on discovering how the people of the Golden Age Spain read their own literature, in accordance with their moral theories, without the influence of the moral theories that came after (such as deontology, utilitarianism or emotivism). He is also interested in the philosophical aspects of Borges’s fiction.

 

Recent Publications:

“The function of skepticism in Part I of Don Quijote.” Cervantes Bulletin. 2011 (30): 115-148.

 “El problema de Gettier y el cuento de Borges ‘La muerte y la Brújula’.” Variaciones Borges. 2010 (30): 199-216.

 “El dueño de las estrellas de Alarcόn: ¿tragedia o comedia?” Hacia la tragedia áurea: lecturas para un nuevo milenio. Eds. Frederick A. de Armas, Luciano García Lorenzo and Enrique García Santo-Tomás. Madrid: Biblioteca  Áurea Hispánica, 2008: 341-350.