Costa Rican philosopher and computer scientist, Claudio Gutierrez has a Ph. D. degree in philosophy from The University of Chicago, with additional degrees in Law and History from the University of Costa Rica. Ford Fellow 1965-66. Guggenheim Fellow 1966. Key participant in the process of Costa Rican university reformation from 1955 to 1957. Professor, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Academic Vice President, and President (1974-1981) of the University of Costa Rica. Distinguished Visiting Professor and Professor of Computer Science in several American universities from 1981 to 1995. Teaching and research in history, philosophy, logic, computer science, artificial intelligence, and neuro-philosophy. In 1998 he was appointed cabinet member in charge of education of the Republic of Costa Rica, only to resign shortly afterwards to devote himself exclusively to the writing of his major –award-winning– work on a New Humanism.