Luís Francisco Aguiar de Sousa

Luís Sousa
 

Email: luisfran19@gmail.com

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Bio note

In 2005, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Faculty for Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon. The next year I enrolled in the Master’s course of Aesthetics in the same faculty. After completing the first year of the Masters degree, I was awarded a doctoral grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. In 2013, I delivered and successfully defended my doctoral thesis, titled "O autoconhecimento da vontade: um estudo sobre o conceito de subjectividade no sistema filosófico de Schopenhauer" ("The Self-Knowledge of the Will: A Study on the Concept of Subjectivity in Schopenhauer’s Philosophical System”). In 2014, I was awarded yet another grant for the development of a post-doctoral project revolving around Merleau-Ponty’s reformulation and critique of Husserl’s phenomenological project.

 

Academic expertise and Research Interests

My main area of research has been the so-called “transcendental tradition” in philosophy (broadly construed to include Kantian, post-Kantian and phenomenological philosophy). In particular, my work has hitherto been focused on “transcendental” accounts of “subjectivity” and the possibility of reconciling them with naturalistic accounts. That was already the main concern of my doctoral thesis on Schopenhauer and remains the main philosophical orientation of my post-doctoral research. The latter revolves around Merleau-Ponty’s reformulation of Husserl’s transcendental notion of subjectivity and its placement in a naturalistic and historical-cultural setting.

I am the author of various articles on the notion of self, subjectivity and related topics in the philosophies of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Merleau-Ponty. For an overview of these as well as my other writings such as talks in conferences and seminars, working papers, etc., see my page.

 

Publications

Books

  • Luís Aguiar de Sousa & Ana Falcato (eds.), Phenomenological Perspectives on Intersubjectivity and Values. Newcastle upont Tyne, UK: Cambrige Scholars Publishing, 2018 (forthcoming).

 

Book Chapters

  • “The Lived Body as Pre-reflective consciousness: Merleau-Ponty on the Cogito” (awaiting publication).
  • “Merleau-Ponty on Phenomenology, Husserl and Intersubjectivity” in Luís Aguiar de Sousa & Ana Falcato (eds.), Phenomenological Perspectives on Intersubjectivity and Values. Newcastle upont Tyne, UK: Cambrige Scholars Publishing, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • “Biografia e liberdade em ‘A dúvida de Cézanne’ de Merleau-Ponty”  in B. Ryan, M. Faustino & G. Ferraro (eds.), “Rostos do Si: Autobiografia, Confissão, Terapia”. Lisboa: Vendaval, 2018. (forthcoming)
  • “Intersubjectivity and Freedom in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception” in A. Marques & J. Sáàgua (eds.), Essays on Values and Practical Rationality – Ethical and Aesthetical Dimensions.  Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • “A intencionalidade do corpo como expressão em A fenomenologia da percepção de Merleau-Ponty” in Bernhard Sylla & Irene Borges-Duarte, Intencionalidade e cuidado. Herança e repercussão da fenomenologia. V Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de Fenomenologia na Universidade do Minho. III Jornadas Ibéricas de Fenomenologia. Famalicão: Húmus, 2017, pp. 53-72.
  • “Schopenhauer on Perception, Consciousness and Self-Awareness” in Dennis Vanden Auweele and Jonathan Head (eds.), Schopenhauer and the Fourfold Root. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, pp. 144-161.
  • (with Marta Faustino), “Nietzsche and Schopenhauer on the ‘Self’ and ‘Subject’” in João Constâncio, M. J. M. Branco, B. Ryan (eds.), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity. Berlin/Boston: Walter De Gruyter, 2015, pp. 131-165.
  • (with João Constâncio), “Nietzsche’s Relation to Schopenhauer”, Nietzsche-Studien, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp. 298–305 (2014).
  • "Knowledge, Truth, and the Thing-in-itself: The Presence of Schopenhauer’s Transcendental Idealism in Nietzsche’s On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense (1873)" in As the Spider Spins. Essays on Nietzsche's Critique of Language, eds. João Constâncio & Maria João Branco. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2012, pp. 39-61. 


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EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Discussing Davidson Colloquium

Discussing Davidson Colloquium, 26 JAN 2017, 10:30 - 18:00

January 26, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade"

Susana Viegas, "Looking is walking": Percursos imaginários, montagem e espaço

January 25, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade"

Susana Viegas, "Looking is walking": Percursos imaginários, montagem e espaço

January 25, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade"

Susana Viegas, "Looking is walking": Percursos imaginários, montagem e espaço

January 25, 2018

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

"The Force of Law", F. Schauer

December 13, 2017

Andri Christodoulou, 11 Dec 2017, 16h30

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Using argumentation as a tool for…

December 11, 2017

Dina Mendonça, Fr 27 Nov 17 Sala 606 TB, 16h

Dina Mendonça on the Role of Reflexivity and Meta-Emotions in…

November 24, 2017

I Biennale Nietzscheana - "Nietzsche e as artes / Nietzsche and the Arts"

First meeting of the Research Group "HyperNietzsche" - Public Conference

November 15, 2017

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