Carlos A. Casanova

Visiting Faculty Fellow 


A native of Venezuela, Carlos Casanova holds a law degree from the Catholic University Andrés Bello and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Navarre, Spain. He was until recently a professor at the School of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Prior to this, Professor Casanova served as an attorney for the Office of the Attorney General of Venezuela and for the Venezuelan Congress, and as an assistant to a Justice of the Venezuelan Supreme Court. He has also served as professor at Santo Tomás de Chile, professor and director of the International Academy of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and professor and chair of the graduate program in philosophy at the Simón Bolívar 

Professor Casanova has been a visiting scholar at Boston University and a senior research associate at the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame, where he worked with Ralph McInerny. Professor Casanova’s work focuses on political and social philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and classical Greek philosophy. His scholarly competence also includes philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of mind, medieval philosophy, and contemporary European philosophy. He has published nine books and numerous scholarly papers.  

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