Roots & Horizons

RHPCP

Em diálogo com alguns autores da tradição filosófica e cultural portuguesa procuraremos antecipar alguns possíveis horizontes do futuro colectivo, verificando em que medida a nossa tradição filosófica e cultural pode propiciar novos paradigmas de pensamento e de existência, contrastantes com o paradigma da civilização tecnológica. A investigação fomentará o diálogo com outras tradições filosóficas e culturais, num esforço de internacionalização, não apenas limitado ao espaço lusófono.

Roots and Horizons of Philosophy and Culture in Portugal

Reference: RG-502-2085 Roots and Horizons of Philosophy and Culture in Portugal

Principal Investigator: Maria Celeste Natário

 

Under the general coordination of the PI, the RG has three main areas of activity. In each of them a detailed plan will be developed for the research of sources, group discussion of works and advanced training seminars, complemented with public presentation and publishing of results.

Research areas:

I - Meetings "Between Philosophy, Literature, Arts and Sciences" Sub-coordination of Carlos Mota and Renato Epifânio.
We believe that an approach from different domains will be the best way to understand and re-enact the most profound sense of the role of philosophy in Portugal during the 20th Century.

II - Permanent Seminar "Philosophy and Portuguese Speaking Cultures | History of Philosophy and Culture in the Portuguese Language Space". Sub-coordination of Renato Epifânio and Pedro Baptista.
The major authors of the 20th Century will be studied with a view to understand their personal philosophical projects.

III - Publication of Works, Bibliographies and Manuscript Inventories | Great Portuguese Philosophers: Anthologies of Texts" (Bilingual Edition: Portuguese and English). Sub-coordination of Cristiana Soveral and Renato Epifânio.

IV - Study of large corpora of texts; Publication of works and bibliographies - "Anthologies of Texts of the Major Portuguese Philosophers (Bilingual editions: Portuguese and English). Sub-coordination of Cristiana Soveral and Renato Epifânio.
One of the aims of the sub-project is the publication of a new history of philosophy in Portugal centered on the positioning within the philosophical trends in Europe.

 

Objectives

It should be bore in mind that research work is carried out within work groups, also involving advanced training (masters and doctorates). On the other hand, the group turns to both national (with similar groups from other research units) and international cooperation (within the main networks with Brasil and Spain-Galicia).

The following are the group's main objectives, to be fulfilled in each of their 4 major project areas:

It should be bore in mind that research work is carried out within work groups, also involving advanced training (masters and doctorates). On the other hand, the group turns to both national (with similar groups from other research units) and international cooperation (within the main networks with Brasil and Spain-Galicia).

The following are the group's main objectives, to be fulfilled in each of their 4 major project areas:

 

I - Encounters "Between Philosophy, Literature, Science and the Arts"

In these encounters and in connection with others lines of investigation, we will seek, as much as possible, to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue between Philosophy and other forms of discourse, for the development of a critical thought. II - Permanent Seminar Philosophy and Portuguese Speaking Cultures | Histories of Philosophy and Portuguese Culture in the Portuguese Language Space

In the multiple sessions of the Seminar we will count with the cooperation not only from members of the Philosophy Institute, but also reputed specialists from diverse cultural-philosophical spaces, whom we will invite for this purpose. This line of investigation is intended to move towards the consolidation of a Philosophy and Portuguese Culture in the Portuguese Language Space, in which we will ascertain to what point one can, in Portugal, Brazil, Galicia, Cape Verde and Angola, speak of one same cultural-philosophical space, in the last instance extendable to all of the Portuguese language space.

 

II - Publication of Works, Bibliographies and Manuscript Inventories | "Great Portuguese Philosophers: Anthologies of Texts" (Bilingual Edition: Portuguese and English)

In the course of development of the remaining axes of research/activity, we propose to promote: the publication of collective and individual works that are the result of research carried out; the publication of a thorough Bibliography of reference works; translations (mostly into English) of some of the texts most representative of our philosophy and culture; inventory of manuscripts and working papers and the publishing of relevant authors of our cultural and philosophical universe. This line will have as one of its priorities the preparation of an anthology of reference texts, to be published online, with the Portuguese original and the English translation.

 

III - Meetings "Between Philosophy, Literature, Science and the Arts"

At these meetings and in association with other research lines, we will seek, as much as possible, to promote the cross-disciplinary dialogue between Philosophy and other forms of discourse, with a view to the development of a critical thought. Here, we rely on Professor Paulo Ferreira da Cunha's collaboration, in order to extend this area into the Philosophy of Law. In accord with recent aggregated specialists, we will extend this line to other thematic areas, always with an interdisciplinary focus.

 

IV - Publication of works, bibliographies and inheritance - "Great Portuguese Philosophers: Anthologies of Texts (Bilingual Editions: Portuguese and English)

For the remainder of the research/activity axis, we aim at promoting: the publication of collective and individual works that result from the research carried out; publication of an extensive bibliography of reference works; translations (mostly, to English, but also other languages) of some of the most representative works of our philosophy and culture; listing of inheritances and publications of particularly relevant authors of the cultural and philosophical universe unprecedented works. This research intends, as a priority, the elaboration of an anthology of reference works, to be published online, in Portuguese and English.