Paola Romero

Paola Romero

Presentación en Inglés

I don’t feel in the least humble before the vastness of the heavens.
The stars may be large but they cannot think or love;
and these are the qualities that impress me far more than size does.

Foundations of Mathematics — F. P. Ramsey

I am currently a Guest Teacher at the London School of Economics, Department of Philosophy.

— I received my PhD from the LSE in 2020 with a thesis titled Kant and Political Willing. My expertise is in political philosophy, specialising in the political and moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant

I am passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge in different formats and for different audiences.

— Following Socrates, I try to discover people’s capacity to understand and absorb knowledge. The classroom is my natural habitat. I have strong communication skills and I am passionate about presenting abstract and complex ideas in a way that is clear and persuasive.

I combine philosophical thinking with cultural projects in various areas.

— I have directed cultural projects bringing together philosophy, art and literature. I nourish myself by reading novels, biographies and British history, a country that has welcomed me for over 12 years. I spend part of my free time visiting museums. I have guided philosophical tours of Renaissance and Baroque art in El Prado Museum and The National Gallery in London.

Trabajos académicos

Una selección de mis publicaciones académicas

Why Carl Schmitt (and others) got Kant wrong

This essay traces the influence of Carl Schmitt on an interpretative tendency found in a number of contemporary readings of Kant’s... Leer más "Why Carl Schmitt (and others) got Kant wrong"

Kant and Political Willing (PhD. Tesis)

This thesis makes two claims: first, that conflict is constitutive of human agency, and second, that this understanding of agency in terms of... Leer más "Kant and Political Willing (PhD. Tesis)"

Debunking a Myth: Hugo Chavez & Venezuelan Socialism

Analysis | As a Venezuelan, I was always told that we were a rich country, but one where politicians looted the natural resources which... Leer más "Debunking a Myth: Hugo Chavez & Venezuelan Socialism"

Kant and Hegel: Revolution and the Politics of Fear

In this paper I argue that the political thought of Kant and Hegel contains a critique of revolution, based on their interpretation of the French case... Leer más "Kant and Hegel: Revolution and the Politics of Fear"