Ernesto Mayz Vallenilla (September 3, 1925 in Maracaibo, Venezuela – December 21, 2015) was a Venezuelan philosopher.
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Vallenilla graduated from Liceo Andrés Bello High School in Caracas. He graduated with degrees in philosophy and literature from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1950, where he also obtained his PhD in Philosophy.He also studied at universities in Göttingen, Freiburg, and Munich, Germany.
Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. Terrain suitable for building lies between 760 and 1,140 m above sea level, although there is some settlement above this range. The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-metre-high (7,200 ft) mountain range, Cerro El Ávila; to the south there are more hills and mountains. The Metropolitan Region of Caracas has an estimated population of 2.923.201.
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Vallenilla was a professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and the rector-founder of Universidad Simón Bolívar. He is best known for his theories on technical reasoning, published in 1974. [ citation needed ] Vallenilla also held the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy.In 2001, the Argentinian Philosophical Society named Vallenilla the most outstanding Latin American philosopher of the 20th century.
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