CultureLab • Seminar

Estudos Brasileiros II

Oswaldo Giacóia Júnior

Nietzsche: Perspectivism and Interculturality. A Brasilian Viewpoint

The main objective of the lecture is to examine the possibilities unveiled by Friedrich Nietzsche’s perspectivism for a critical review of the traditional concepts of objectivity and universality, as well as the implications of this critique for a philosophy of interculturality. The congenital pretension to universality inherent in logical rationality implies philosophy’s original commitment to the truth and objectivity of knowledge, which, with perspectivism, is no longer identified with its traditional Euro-ethnocentric formulation, but is asserted as a fair prerogative and only possible in dialogue with the plurality of different cultural and historical worlds isonomically considered. In this context, the Brazilian training experience can offer relevant insights.

Oswaldo Giacóia Júnior (Unicamp)

The seminar will be in Portuguese.

Event supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science under the project UIDP/00183/2020.