Parra, Jose Daniel



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Political Theory


International Relations


Ronald Beiner

Parra, Jose Daniel


Heidegger's Nietzsche: European Modernity and the Philosophy of the Future


Lecturer and doctoral candidate in political philosophy. He was a visiting scholar at the Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen, at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University. Before coming to Toronto, he was a member of the faculty of Government and International Relations at Universidad Externado de Colombia, and guest lecturer for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. His research focuses on the thought of Plato, Nietzsche and Heidegger.


“Who Educates the Educators? Nietzsche’s Philosophical Therapy in the Age of Nihilism,” in Horst Hutter & Eli Friedland eds. Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), p. 47-60

“Political Psychology in Plato’s Alcibiades I.” Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad del Valle. Praxis Filosófica. Nueva Serie, Número 31, Julio-Diciembre 2010, p. 25-44.

“Entre Carl Schmitt y Thomas Hobbes: Un Estudio del Liberalismo Moderno a Partir del Pensamiento de Leo Strauss.” Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad del Norte. Eidos. Número 12, Enero-Junio 2010, p. 48-68.

“The Rhetoric of Action: A Reflection on Plato’s Gorgias.” Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad del Valle. Praxis Filosófica. Nueva Serie, Número 28, Enero-Junio 2009, p. 55-75.

Research Interests

History of Political Thought
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Socratic Paideia
Liberal Arts
Philosophy and Literature

Previous Degrees

M.A. Carleton University
B.A. (Hons.) Concordia University

Teaching Experience

University of Toronto
Contemporary Political Theory
Modern Political Theory

Teaching Assistant:
Modern Political Thought
Classic Texts I: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
Classic Texts II: Early Modern Political Thought
Political Theory: Visions of the Just/Good Society.

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Undergraduate courses in English and Spanish languages:
History of Political Ideas: Sophocles, Plato and Aristotle
Political Sociology
Modern Political Thought: Machiavelli to Nietzsche
History of Political Ideas