About me

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I am Jorge C. Lucero, a philosopher at heart, driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore the deepest questions about existence, ethics, and the nature of reality. Though my professional career lies in the field of computer science—where I serve as a Professor at the University of Brasília in Brazil—the world of ideas has been my lifelong passion.

With over 30 years of academic experience, including earning my Ph.D. in Engineering from Shizuoka University in Japan, I have cultivated a rigorous and analytical approach to examining complex subjects. My research has spanned diverse areas like biomedical engineering, mathematics, speech pathology, and audiology, resulting in over 100 published articles and conference papers.

However, it is philosophy that kindles my soul’s deepest flames. The questions that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers beckon me: What is the meaning of life? How can we discern right from wrong? How does consciousness arise? I find profound fulfillment in wrestling with these mysteries through reason, logic, and the insights of history’s eminent philosophers.

On this blog, “The Lay Monastic,” I invite fellow seekers of knowledge to join me in peeling back the layers of these timeless quandaries. With posts spanning existential queries, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, political philosophy, logic, and the philosophy of mind, I aim to illuminate new perspectives while remaining ever-humble before the vastness of what we have yet to understand.

My goal is to foster a space for rigorous yet accessible exploration—a metaphorical café where incisive minds can convene to question assumptions, entertain novel ideas, and perhaps emerge with clearer vision. For those who revel in the life of the mind, I extend a warm welcome to pull up a chair and join the discourse, one intriguing question at a time.