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Frondizi, Risieri

  1. Terrance MacMullan

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee603

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

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MacMullan, T. 2013. Frondizi, Risieri. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

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  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013


Risieri Frondizi (1910–83) was an Argentinean philosopher and educational reformer whose work on axiology (see Aesthetics and Ethics; Value Pluralism), process metaphysics, political philosophy (see Political Ethics), and gestalt theory (see Organic Unities) earned him great international acclaim. His wide global influence can be attributed to his travels across the globe as well as his ability to write and converse in the fields of philosophy, psychology, and educational reform in English, Spanish, and Italian. While his work is too stylistically varied and topically diverse to categorize easily, the most salient features of his scholarship include an emphasis on praxis, or the merging of theory and action in lived experience, as well as an attempt to use a careful analysis of lived experience to reconcile long-standing philosophical arguments and debates (see Praxis).


  • twentieth century;
  • consciousness;
  • philosophy of mind;
  • cognitivism;
  • mind;
  • pragmatism;
  • value