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 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. 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 in 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 ENS. 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 not only explains my obsessive interests, but also my 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, "Paisagens Filosóficas" (Rio de Janeiro: Tempo Brasileiro, 2012), "Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), and "Philosophical Semantics: Reintegrating Theoretical Philosophy" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018). The books from 2012 and 2014 are selected essays, while the long book from 2018 can be read as the development and defense of the old orthodoxy in the philosophy of meaning. Presently I am writing a book on basic epistemological questions.