Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo

Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo
  • Discipline: Visiting Scholar
  • Organization: University of Texas at Arlington

Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo was born and raised in Peru. She obtained her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University at Buffalo, where she studied under the direction of Barry Smith. Prior to this, she was in the Austrian School economics track at California State University at Hayward, which was led by F. A. Hayek’s pupil Kurt Leube. In order to make the best transition from economics to philosophy, she pursued studies with John Searle at U.C. Berkeley.

She is currently a Visiting Scholar at The University of Texas at Arlington, where she is developing work that draws from Austrian philosophy, phenomenology, and neuroethics. Her work is influenced by the contributions of 19th-20th C. Austrian philosophers and economists. Her areas of specialization are ethics, social ontology, and philosophy of economics. And her research interests are in empathy, Edith Stein, value ontology, and technology. Her most research publication appears on the most recent volume of the Advances of Austrian Economics series, December 2011, and it concerns the influence of F. A. Hayek’s social theory on his theory of mind. It is titled “The Emergence of the Mind: Hayek’s Account of Mental Phenomena as a Product of Spontaneous Physical and Social Orders.”