Prof. Juan A. Mercado

Juan A. Mercado (Mexico City, 1967)

Earned his MA in Philosophy at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City, 1989) with a dissertation on Aristotle’s inducti on, and got the PhD at the University of Navarre (Spain, 2001) with a thesis on Hume’s philosophy of belief. Has been Associate professor of History of Modern Philosophy (2002-2014) at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome). He became Full Professor of Applied Ethics in 2014 at th e same University. Is Visiting Professor at IPADE Business School and Editor-in-Chief, of the International Journal of Philosophy “Acta Philosophica” since September 2017. In 2008 chaired the conference “Elizabeth Anscombe’s Intention and the Renewal of Moral Psychology.” In the same year founded “Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre”, with Martin Schlag. In 2010 edited the book Elizabeth Anscombe e il rinnovamento della psicologia morale, Editrice Armando, Rome. Edited and co-authored the volume Personal Flourishing in Organizations (Springer 2017). Wrote chapter 1: “How Close Are Contemporary Ideas on Human Flourishing and the Classical Philosophy of Man?” (pp. 11-35), and chapter 4, with Luis M. Calleja of IESE Business School: “Institutional Ethics as a Condition for Personal Development” (pp. 69-89). He also edited and co-authored the book. In the last years, he has been leading seminars for professionals on leadership and virtue ethics in different countries and teaching courses on the field of philosophical anthropology and contemporary psychology.