THIS "BLOG" WAS IDEALIZED AS A WAY TO MAKE MY WORK IN PHILOSOPHY MORE ACCESSIBLE. IT CONTAINS MORE THAN 100 WRITINGS, THOUGH USUALLY IN DRAFT FORMS, IN ENGLISH AND/OR PORTUGUESE. THE PAPERS WITH INTEREST FOR THE RESEARCHER WERE MARKED WITH #.
ESSE "BLOG" FOI IDEALIZADO COMO UMA MANEIRA DE TORNAR MEU TRABALHO FACILMENTE ACESSÍVEL. ELE CONTÉM MAIS DE 100 ESCRITOS, MUITOS DELES EM PORTUGUÊS. ALGUNS SÃO DIDÁTICOS, OUTROS NÃO. OS TRABALHOS DE INTERESSE PARA PESQUISADORES FORAM MARCADOS COM #
FROM MY CURRICULUM
I was born in Vila Seropedica, near to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1954. After an intellectually boring medicine undergraduate study, I gained my MS in philosophy at the IFCS (Rio de Janeiro) and a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Konstanz (Germany). Since 1992, I work as a researcher and professor at the UFRN (Natal), secluded in the beautiful Northeastern of Brazil, though always in contact with the international philosophical discussion through many grants taken at the universities of Konstanz, Munich, Berkeley, Oxford, Göteborg, and Ecóle Normale Supérieure (INS). Even if dealing with contemporary analytic philosophy, I am at odds with the lack of comprehensiveness of the present mainstream philosophy. I have social dyslexia (a light degree of autism), which explains not only my lack of sociability but also my obsessive interests and intellectual independence. The books I am not ashamed to have written are "The Philosophical Inquiry" (Lanham: UPA, 2002), which develops a thesis on the nature of philosophy, Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), and "Philosophical Semantics: Reintegrating Theoretical Philosophy" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018). The book from 2014 is a selection of essays (some of them, in my view, utterly relevant), while the long book from 2018 can be read as a comprehensive analysis of a cluster of concepts regarding the philosophical methodology, the concept of meaning, verificationism and truth. The book I am finishing now is called "How do Proper Names Really Work?" (De Gruyter 2023), and has as its main goal to overthrow the old stalemate between the new and the old orthodoxy in the philosophy of language. Personally, I believe this book is a game-changer. If this will be taken I do not know.
SOME BOOKS (ALGUNS LIVROS):