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Silva Neto

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Minas Gerais, Brazil

Sertório de Amorim e Silva Neto received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia / UFU (1999), a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais / UFMG (2003), and a PhD in Philosophy from the Universidade de São Paulo / USP (2010). He is currently Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy (IFILO) at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia / UFU, where he also participates in the post-graduate program (Master’s degree) in Philosophy. He is a member of the Philosophy of History and Modernity Study Group of the Philosophy Post-Graduate National Association (ANPOF), and one of the leaders of the Giambattista Vico Philosophy Study Group in the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). He is a member of the Editorial Board for the magazine Litterarius and a consultant to the magazines Educação e Filosofia and Cadernos de ética e filosofia política. He is the author of several essays on Vico and Horkheimer’s thoughts which were published in research journals, and he also edited articles for Brazilian magazines.

Articles of Silva Neto

Horizontes da filosofia do exílio: as Américas de Horkheimer e de Flusser

This article is a comparative study between Flusser’s and Horkheimer’s philosophy of exile. Their biographies are similar: they both suffered from persecution in their countries due to the anti-semitism of the Nazi regime, and saved themselves by immigration, first to another European country and later on to the Americas. But the similarities stop here. In the United States Horkheimer recovered intellectual freedom, but the American reality only confirmed the European mind set he had left behind: the empire of instrumental reason and the pervading presence of barbarism. Flusser, on the other hand, discovered a completely new world in the Brazilian territory: different not only from a geographic point of view but from a human perspective as well.

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