José Gil

José Gil is Senior Research Fellow at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, where he taught Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art and Modern and Contemporary Philosophy. He is author of various books on Philosophy of the Body (Metamorfoses do corpo, Relógio d’Agua, 1997; publ. in French, Ed. de la Différence, 1985; English ed., Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1998), Monstros, Rel. d’Ag., 2006; Italian ed.: Besa Editrice, 2000), on Fernando Pessoa’s Poetics (Fernando Pessoa e a metafísica das sensações, Rel. d’Ag.,1987; French ed.: La Différence, 1989), O espaço interior, Presença, 1994, Diferença e negação na poesia de Fernando Pessoa, Rel. d’Ag., 1999; Brazialian ed: Relume Dumará, 2000), on Dance Aesthetics (Movimento total, Rel. d’Ag., 2001; Braz. Ed.: Relume Dumará, 2003), on Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art (“Sem título”, Rel. d’Ag., 2005; (with Ana Godinho) O Humor e a lógica dos objectos de Duchamp, Rel. d’Ag./IFl, 2011, and on Deleuze’s Phisophy (O imperceptível devir da Imanência, Rel. D’Ag., 2008).


His present work is focused on aesthetical problems and the ontological requisites for a Philosophy of the Body.