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. 


Reviews

Events

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Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

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