Paco Vidarte

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Paco Vidarte

Francisco "Paco" Javier Vidarte Fernández (1 March 1970 - 29 January 2008 in Madrid) was a Spanish philosopher, writer and LGBT-activist.

Biography[edit]

After studying philosophy at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC) in Madrid/Spain, as well as psychoanalysis (Master, Universidad Complutense Madrid) and pedagogy[citation needed](Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica (CAP), UPC/Madrid), Vidarte became a Doctor of Philosophy at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid with his dissertation about Jacques Derrida.

From the mid-90s onwards, Paco Vidarte, who was gay,[1] was an active member of the gay movement in Spain, and especially Madrid. He was a member of the group "Radical Gai", and later became one of the leading theoretics and philosophers of the Spanish LGBT-groups. Vidarte was the first to discuss "Teoría Queer" (Queer Theory) at Spanish university and published an impressive, internationally renowned number of articles and books about J. Dérrida as well as about LGTB-theory.

He was a professor at UNED-university until his death in Madrid in 2008, caused by a malign form of lymphatic cancer and HIV.

Publications[edit]

  • Jacques Derrida. With Cristina de Peretti. Ed. del Orto, Madrid 1998.
  • Homografías. With Ricardo Llamas. Espasa-Calpe, Madrid 1999. (can be downloaded as PDF)
  • Francisco J. Vidarte (ed.): Marginales. Leyendo a Derrida. Aula Abierta, UNED, Madrid 2000.
  • Extravíos. With Ricardo Llamas. Espasa-Calpe, Madrid 2001. (can be downloaded as PDF)
  • Derritages. Une thèse en déconstruction. L’Harmattan, Paris 2001.
  • Guerra y filosofía. La concepción de la guerra en el pensamiento filosófíco. With José García Caneiro. Tirant lo Blanc, Valencia 2002.
  • Filosofías del siglo XX. With mit F. Rampérez. Síntesis, Madrid 2005.
  • D. Córdoba, J. Sáez, P. Vidarte (Eds..): Teoría queer. Egales, Madrid 2005.
  • ¿Qué es leer? La invención del texto en filosofía. Tirant lo Blanc, Valencia 2006.
  • Ética Marica. Proclamas libertarias para una militancia LGTBQ. Egales, Madrid 2007.

He contributed to a number of translations, courses, and publications such as:

  • Cristina de Peretti, Velasco (ed.), Conjunciones. Derrida y compañía. Madrid, Ed. Dykinson, 2007.
  • Masculinitats per al segle XXI. Barcelona, CEDIC, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Doy gracias a Dios por haberme creado gay": José Mantero, sacerdote y escritor", Noticias Trujillo, 12 November 2005, retrieved 2008-03-21  (Spanish)

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