CultureLab • Seminar

Estudos Brasileiros III

Rogério Lopes

A diversidade dos programas genealógicos e o hibridismo do modelo nietzschiano

The contemporary philosophical landscape is populated by a diversity of works that claim to be genealogical in their approach to the elements that structure our normative self-understanding. The first challenge in the face of this diversity of programmes is to find a unifying feature, because at first glance there is no convergence in what they choose as their objects of investigation, nor in the explanatory models they mobilise or in the type of normative impact they associate (when they do) with genealogical reconstruction. Finally, this makes these genealogical programmes vulnerable to equally distinct objections. Starting from a fairly general definition of what could unify them (a definition that is also neutral in relation to the peculiarities of each of them), I offer a slightly more detailed description of their different (current and historically identifiable) configurations, finally exploring the possible gains in understanding that we obtain if we attribute to Nietzsche a hybrid and pluralist model, which seeks to combine resources that are insulated in the purest versions of this lineage of genealogically oriented philosophies.

The seminar will be in Portuguese.


Rogério Lopes is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at UFMG (Brazil), a CNPq productivity grant holder and the current coordinator of the ANPOF’s GT-Nietzsche. As ar DAAD scholar, he carried out research internships at TU-Berlin (from 2011 to 2012); he was also a visiting researcher at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) between 2017 and 2018, and is currently carrying out a research internship under the CAPES-Print programme at the NOVA University Lisbon (2023-2024). Rogério Lopes has research and publication experience in the history of philosophy, with an emphasis on the history of German philosophy in the second half of the nineteenth century, the history of moral philosophy and the history of scepticism, working mainly on the following topics: Nietzsche, moral philosophy, rhetoric and philosophical argumentation, egalitarian debate in the post-rawlsian liberal tradition, retributive emotions and ethical life, diversity and normative impacts of genealogical programmes.