Alfonso Gómez-Lobo

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Alfonso Gómez-Lobo (January 1, 1940 – December 31, 2011) was a professor of metaphysics and moral philosophy at Georgetown University known for his critical evaluations of modern-day ethics.[1] He was a member of The President's Council on Bioethics of the United States.

Born in Viña del Mar, Chile in 1940, Gomez-Lobo studied at the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Santiago, Chile, the University of Athens in Greece and three German universities: the University of Tübingen, the University of Munich and the University of Heidelberg,[1] he completed his PhD in Munich in Philosophy, Classic and Ancient History in 1966, graduating magna cum laude. He then went on to teach at universities in Valparaiso, Puerto Rico, and finally at Penn State before joining with Georgetown University in 1977.[1]

He has received a number of awards and several research fellowships, including one from the Guggenheim Foundation,[1] his work translating Ancient Greek texts into Spanish has also received considerable attention.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "In Memoriam: Alfonso Gomez-Lobo (1940-2011)". Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University. Retrieved 8 January 2012.[permanent dead link]

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