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Fidora Riera, Alexander

ICREA Research Professor at UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Humanities

Alexander Fidora, born 1975 in Offenbach (Germany), studied philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He obtained his PhD in 2003 at Frankfurt University, where he has been Co-director of a DFG-research project. In 2006 he accepted a position at ICREA in the Department of Ancient and Medieval Studies of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he is also Executive Director of the Institute of Medieval Studies. He has been a Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University, the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been distinguished with the "Premi Internacional Catalònia" (2011) and the "Samuel Toledano Prize" (2012). Fidora is a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Medieval Philosophy (SIEPM) and co-director of the Spanish Society for Medieval Philosophy (SOFIME).


Research Interests

Alexander Fidora is working on the interreligious dimensions of medieval Hispanic philosophy. In particular, he studies cultural contacts between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, such as: reception, interpretation and transformation of philosophical and theological translations from Arabic by Jewish and Christian authors; Latin philosophy into Hebrew; Polemics, controversial theology and interreligious dialogue in the Middle Ages; and Consequences of the confrontation between the three religions of the Book for the formation of European culture (e.g. the ERC-Research Projects: "The Latin Talmud" and "Latin Philosophy into Hebrew").
 


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Philosophy, Cultures and cultural diversity