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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”, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Philosophia, 63 (1), 2018, pp. 7-20.
  • “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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Seminar with Kai Whiting

CultureLab | Art of Living

November 13, 2019

Robert Clowes is a keynote speaker at the 4th Avant Conference

4th Avant Conference 2019

October 24, 2019

Seminar with Daniele Lorenzini

CultureLab | Art of Living

October 17, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Inês Salgueiro, "From Hume to Kant via Wittgenstein"

October 11, 2019

Nietzsche&Nihilism | Double Seminar Session

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

October 10, 2019

O corpo na arte e na filosofia tropicalistas: os triunfos e desafios do modernismo brasileiro até agora

CultureLab

October 08, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Sofia Miguens - "I, Me, Mine - Back to Kant,…

September 27, 2019

Seminar with Lúcia Schneider Hardt & Rosâni Cunha

CultureLab | Art of Living

September 23, 2019

Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a Nihilistic Age

International Conference on Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a…

September 19, 2019

Workshop - Nihilism and Values

Encontros do grupo de estudo sobre Nietzsche

September 18, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Jeff McMahan - "Future People, Climate Change, and War"

September 12, 2019

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

International Conference THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

September 10, 2019

Seminário Nietzsche

Leituras Contemporâneas. Nietzsche na Espanha

September 09, 2019

7ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

André Silva Santos apresenta Moses und Aron (Straub-Huillet, 1975) e…

July 23, 2019

Kant Reading Group

António Marques, "Kant against the Animals"

July 19, 2019

1st International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World

Co-organized by Ifilnova | CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema &…

July 09, 2019

1st Film Program on Lives in Transition: Exodus | Migrations | Exile

Co-organized by CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema & Philosophy, EPLab…

July 08, 2019

The Art of Feeling: Emotions Across Disciplines and Genres

Art of Living International Workshop/1

July 01, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Olivier Chassaing, "The Expressive Function of Punishment"

June 26, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Linhas de fuga da comunidade estética e…

June 21, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Oeuvre de l'Art et Oeuvre d'Art"

June 21, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Per Algander, "Needing and Necessity"

June 05, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Regina Queiroz, "European Liberalisms: An Essay in Comparative Political Thought"

May 23, 2019

Art of Living

Culturelab Workshop 3/2019

May 22, 2019

O que é o Arquivo? Laboratório 3: cidade / arquivo

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 15, 2019

Dina Mendonça, 15 May, 2019, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Why Immersion is…

May 15, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | Bruno C. Duarte e Nuno Fonseca

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 14, 2019

Nietzsche&Nihilism Project Seminar

Carlotta Santini, "Nihilism and Mithology The Case of Nietzsche"

May 13, 2019

Jorge Durán Solórzano, 7 May 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Competing narratives for change"

May 07, 2019

Ruas de Sentido Único - Programa de Rádio

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 03, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Roberto Merrill, "Ethically justifiable? Free riding versus fair shares"

May 02, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Dina Mendonça, "Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings"

April 17, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | Bartholomew Ryan e Gianfranco Ferraro

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 11, 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

April 10, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Theory and Practice of global governance: topical issues

April 05, 2019

3ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diego Hoefel apresenta "Reinvenções Dramatúrgicas do Melodrama no Cinema Contemporâneo:…

April 02, 2019

Catástrofe e deterioração

Culturelab Workshop 2/2019

March 27, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Luís Miguel Simões, "The Double Mouvement in Polanyi and Hayek:…

March 20, 2019

Seminário Permanente de Pensamento Antigo

CultureLab | Ars Vivendi

March 15, 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Why replication is your problem, too"

March 12, 2019

Robert Clowes, Postponed To be Re-Arranged

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Postponed

March 07, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Jorge Gonçalves, "A Darwinian Dilemma for Realist Theories of Value"

March 06, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

February 28, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

February 21, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 2. Arquivo e Atlas: João Oliveira Duarte e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

February 20, 2019

A catarse em Nietzsche

Aula/Palestra do prof. Ernani Chaves (Univ. Federal do Pará)

February 14, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

February 06, 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

February 05, 2019

Arte e Tradução

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 29, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"

January 23, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 1. Colecção e Memória: Maria João Gamito e Claudio Rozzoni

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 22, 2019

2nd ERB Project Lecture

Wagner Teles de Oliveira

January 14, 2019

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

December 10, 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 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

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 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

Institutions

FCT
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