Zabala, SantiagoResearch Professor at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF )
Zabala's research concentrates in three areas each of which have generated several authored and edited books: ontology, political philosophy, and aesthetics. All these three areas are studied following the hermeneutic principle according to which truth is not an objective goal that philosophy must submit to, but rather the effect of the conflict of interpretations. Following the work of Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Gianni Vattimo Zabala has emphasized the ontological nature of hermeneutics in order to demonstrate the danger of truth impositions for religious and political emancipation. His next books and articles will be on political ontology and aesthetics.