Luís Sousa

Luís Sousa

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.

I am also the author of various articles on Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty. For an overview of these and my other writings as well as my talks in conferences and seminars, see my page on academia.edu: https://unl-pt.academia.edu/Lu%C3%ADsSousa .

My main area of research is 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.

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October 25, 2017

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October 25, 2017

Fabrizio Macagno awarded the 1st price of the Santander Prize - 2017

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October 25, 2017

IFILNOVA awarded the Santander Prize - 2017

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October 25, 2017

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September 20, 2017

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April 04, 2017

Cinema - Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image - New issue now available!

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March 20, 2017

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March 06, 2017

ArgLab awarded grant of cooperation programme of the Portuguese FCT and the the Turkish TUBITAK

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February 07, 2017

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January 27, 2017

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October 21, 2016

Audio recordings of EPLAB events now available

EPLAB's Seminars and Conferences recorded and made public

June 04, 2015

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