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Renzo Llorente, Ph.D.

Division of Humanities


Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1998

Practice Areas

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Latin American Philosophy

Publications and Media Placements


The Political Theory of Che Guevara (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2018).

The Marxism of Manuel Sacristán: From Communism to the New Social Movements, by Manuel Sacristán, translated and edited by Renzo Llorente (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014).

Beyond the Pale: Exercises in Provocation (An Rudha, Scotland: Vagabond Voices, 2010).

Chapters in Books

"La actualidad del pensamiento político de Ernesto Che Guevara," in Un secolo di Cuba: Storia e attualità di un'isola difficile da afferrare, ed. Laura Mariateresa Durante (Rome: Bordeaux edizioni, 2017): 90-103.

"La liberación animal y la cuestión de la legitimidad de la violencia," in La cuestión animal(ista), ed. Iván Darío Ávila (Gaitán, Bogotá: Ediciones desde abajo, 2016): 289-306.

"Hispanics/Latinos, Labels, and Latino Philosophy," in Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics, ed. Iván Jaksić (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015): 183-194.

“Georges Sorel’s Anarcho-Marxism,” in Libertarian Socialism, ed. David Berry, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta and Alex Prichard (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012): 78-95.

“Los fundamentos normativos de Liberación animal de Peter Singer,” in Animales No Humanos Entre Animales Humanos, ed. Jimena Rodríguez y Txetxu Ausín (Madrid: Plaza y Valdés, 2011): 239-263.

“The Amauta’s Ambivalence: Mariátegui on Race,” in Forging People: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hispanic American and Latino Thought, ed. Jorge J. E. Gracia and Diego Von Vacano (South Bend, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011): 228-248.

"Reflections on the Prospects for a Non-Speciesist Marxism" in Critical Theory and Animal Liberation, ed. John Sanbonmatsu (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010): 121-135.

“Marxism” in A Companion to Latin American Philosophy, ed. Susana Nuccetelli, Otávio Bueno and Ofelia Schutte (Malden, MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010): 170-184.

“Sobre el humanismo especista de Víctor Gómez Pin” in Razonar y actuar en defensa de los animales, ed. Marta I. González, Jorge Riechmann, Jimena Rodríguez and Marta Tafalla (Madrid: Los Libros de la Catarata, 2008): 119-135.

“Sacristán y El Capital,” in Del pensar, del vivir, del hacer: escritos sobre Integral Sacristán, ed. Joan Benach, Xavier Juncosa and Salvador López Arnal (Barcelona: El Viejo Topo, 2006): 141-42.

“The Division of Labour” in Marx and Other Four-letter Words, ed. Valerie Bryson and Georgina Blakeley (London: Pluto Press, 2005): 96-110.

“Egalitarian Welfarism and the Right to Meaningful Work” in Retos de la Razón Práctica, ed. José Manuel Bermudo Ávila (Barcelona: Publicacions de La Universitat de Barcelona, 2002): 231-239.


“Sobre la plusvalía ideológica,” Revista Peruana de Filosofía Marxista (2019) (forthcoming).

“Marxism, Socialism and Democracy,” Dialogue and Universalism, Vol. XXVIII, no. 3 (2018): 141-154.

“Samuel Farber’s The Politics of Che Guevara: A Travesty of Scholarship,” Marxism-Leninism Today: The Electronic Journal of Marxist Leninist Thought,, posted August 30, 2018.

"The Concept of ‘Political Prisoner': A Critique," Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 35, no. 3 (December 2016): 249-267.

"‘Socialism and Man in Cuba' Revisited," International Critical Thought, Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2015): 401-411.

“Marx’s Concept of ‘Universal Class’: A Rehabilitation,” Science & Society, Vol. 77, no. 4 (October 2013): 536-560.

“El aporte de Aníbal Ponce a la crítica del humanismo moderno”, Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana, no. 60 (January-March 2013): 119-126.

“Gracia on Hispanic and Latino Identity," Journal of Speculative Philosophy: A Quarterly Journal of History, Criticism, and Imagination, Vol. 27, no. 1 (2013): 67-78.

Tauroética de Fernando Savater: una aproximación crítica,” Diánoia, Vol. 57, no. 69 (November 2012): 171-184.

“El marxismo y la cuestión de la especie,” Viento Sur, no. 125 (November 2012): 59-67.

“G. A. Cohen in memóriam,” Revista Peruana de Filosofía Marxista 2 (2011): 68-70. 

“El concepto de plusvalía ideológica: una breve introducción,” Revista Peruana de Filosofía Marxista 2 (2011): 26-28.

“Classique de la subversion: Sorel, Réflexions sur la violence,” Alternative Libertaire 190 (December 2009): 32.

“The Moral Framework of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation: An Alternative to Utilitarianism,” Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 16, no. 1 (2009): 61-80.

“Mill’s Un-Utilitarian Rejection of Revolutionary Socialism,” Telos, Vol. 15, no. 1 (2006): 29-42.

“Analytical Marxism and the Division of Labor,” Science & Society, Vol. 70, no. 2 (April 2006): 232-251.

"On the Advantage and Disadvantage of the History of Philosophy for Latin American Philosophers," APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 05, no. 1 (Fall 2005): 17-21.

"Utilitarianism and Vegetarianism Reconsidered," Telos, Vol. 13, no. 1-2 (2004): 163-176.

“Maurice Cornforth’s Contribution to Marxist Metaethics,” Nature, Society, and Thought, Vol. 16, no. 2 (2003): 207-221.

"The Poverty of a Darwinian Left: A Critique of Peter Singer's New Political Paradigm," Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 15, no. 2 (Fall 2001): 113-127.

“Pedagogy and Paternalism in Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation,” Veritas, Vol. 46, no. 2 (June 2001): 165-185.

"Marx's Critique of the Division of Labor: A Reconstruction and Defense," Nature, Society, and Thought, Vol. 11, no. 4 (1998): 459-469.

"Hegel's Conception of Fanaticism," Auslegung, Vol. 20, no. 2 (1995): 83-99.

Dictionary and Encyclopedia Entries

“Neil Postman” in Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, Vol. 3, eds. Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publishers, 2007): 1153.

“Gore Vidal” in Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, Vol. 3, eds. Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publishers, 2007): 1435-1436.

“Jean Meslier” in 18th Century Online Encyclopedia: Enlightenment and Revolution, Gen. Ed. Kevin D. Dodson:

Book Reviews

Review of William Rowlandson, Sartre in Cuba—Cuba in Sartre and A. Javier Treviño, C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination, International Journal of Cuban Studies, Vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 123-125.

Review of Sam Farber, The Politics of Che Guevara: Theory and Practice, International Journal of Cuban Studies, Vol 9, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 155-157.

Review of Keith Bolender, Voices From the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 46, no. 4 (Fall 2014): 583-585.

Review of Paul Le Blanc (ed.), V. I.  Lenin, Revolution, Democracy, Socialism: Selected Writings, in Studies in Marxism 13 (2012): 223-225.

Review of Paul Blackledge and Neil Davidson (eds.), Alasdair MacIntyre’s Engagement with Marxism: Selected Writings 1953-1974, in Critique, Vol. 40, no. 4 (December 2012): 603-605. 

Review of Jorge J. E. Gracia, Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity, in APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 8, no. 2 (2009):    22-24.

Review of Peter Hudis and Kevin B. Anderson (eds.), The Rosa Luxemburg Reader, in Studies in Marxism 11 (2007): 145-147.

Review of Jonathan Wolff, Why Read Marx Today?, in Nature, Society, and Thought, Vol. 19, no. 2 (2006): 246-253.

Review of Salvador López Arnal (ed.), Manuel Sacristán Luzón, Escritos Sobre El Capital (y Textos Afines), in Studies in Marxism 10 (2004): 120-122.

Review of Andrew Gamble, David Marsh, and Tony Tant (ed.), Marxism and Social Science, in Radical Philosophy Review Vol. 7, no. 1 (2004): 103-105.

Review of Donald Clark Hodges, The Literate Communist: 150 Years of the Communist Manifesto, in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 33, no. 1 (2001): 126-129.

Review of G.A. Cohen, Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality, in Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 30, no. 1 (1998): 108-112.

Published Translations

Andrés de Francisco, “A Republican Interpretation of the Late Rawls,” The Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 14, no. 3 (2006): 270-288. (Translation from Spanish)

Liria Evangelista, Voices of the Survivors:  Testimony, Mourning, and Memory in Post-Dictatorship Argentina (1983-1995) (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998). (Translation from Spanish)

Klaus Held, "World, Emptiness, Nothingness: A Phenomenological Approach to the Religious Tradition of Japan," Human Studies, Vol. 20, no. 2 (April 1997): 153-167. (Translation from German)

Cecilia Méndez, "Incas Sí, Indios No: Notes on Peruvian Creole Nationalism and its Contemporary Crisis," Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 28, Part 1 (February 1996): 197-225.  (Translation from Spanish)

Fernando Savater, "Concept and Aesthetics in George Santayana," Bulletin of the Santayana Society, no. 13 (Fall 1995): 16-24. (Translation from Spanish