José Manuel Briceño Guerrero

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José Manuel Briceño Guerrero
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Portrait of José Manuel Briceño.
José Manuel Briceño Guerrero

(1929-03-06)March 6, 1929
DiedOctober 31, 2014(2014-10-31) (aged 85)
Alma mater University of Vienna
Spouse(s)Jacqueline Clarac
Era 20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy

José Manuel Briceño Guerrero (Palmarito, Apure, Venezuela, 6 March 1929 - Mérida, 31 October 2014) [1] was a Venezuelan writer, philologist and philosopher. A large part of his work was published under the pen-name Jonuel Brigue.


After doctoring in Vienna in 1961 [2] with a thesis entitled “The Socio-Psychological Foundations of Latin American Spanish,” Briceño Guerrero worked for decades as Professor of Philosophy and Classical languages at the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida. In 1981 he was awarded the Venezuelan Premio Nacional de Ensayo, and in 1996 the Premio Nacional de Cultura (Literatura). [3] He is considered one of the most influential and original Latin-American thinkers, [4] and some of his works have been translated into French and German, some as part of the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. [5]


Other articles and minor works are referenced in the Spanish Wikipedia article.


  1. "En la muerte de José Manuel Briceño Guerrero". Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  2. Original PhD thesis title: Die völkerpsychologischen Grundlagen des lateinamerikanischen Spanisch. This became later the book América Latina en el Mundo (1966).
  3. “José Manuel Briceño Guerrero, Universitario Integral”, a biographic article by Prof. M.A. Rodríguez Lorenzo
  4. French article by François Delprat
  5. Venezuelan works translated and published with UNESCO's support since 1948.
  6. Briceño Guerrero entró en un laberinto para conocer a Dios en su último libro

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