Posted On 06 Mar 2014
The Mexican philosopher Luis Villoro, author of numerous works and father of the writer Juan Villoro, passed away last Wednesday at age 91, reported the National College and the holder of the National Council for culture and Arts (Conaculta).
According to Conaculta information, Luis Villoro was born in Barcelona, Spain, on November 3, 1922.
He was Professor at the “Escuela Normal de Maestros” (1948-1950) and at the UNAM (1950-1974); Secretary of the board of the UNAM (1961-62); Coordinator of the school of philosophy and head of studies of the FFYL UNAM (1967-72); researcher at the Institute of philosophical research (1971); Member of the Board of Governors at the UNAM (1972-84).
Villoro was also a member of “El Colegio Nacional” since 1978; Member of the Board of Directors at the UNAM (1979-1983); President of the philosophical Association of Mexico (1980-1981); Ambassador and permanent delegate of Mexico to UNESCO in Paris (1983-87).
Emeritus researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas in 1989; He has been member of the Mexican Association of epistemology and the Argentina society of philosophical analysis.
He was also director of the University of Mexico Magazine; founder and co-editor of criticism at the”Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía” Magazine.
He published numerous articles on history and philosophy in newspapers and magazines. He was national prize in social sciences, history and philosophy (1986) and National University Prize in research in Humanities (1989).