Homero Silveira Santiago


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 e-mail: homero@usp.br

Academic Background

  • 2012 Associate Professor, University of São Paulo, USP, Brazil.
    Title: Between Servitude and Freedom
  • 2004 PhD in Philosophy, University of São Paulo
    Title: Use and Rule. An Essay on Spinozist Grammar
    Supervisor: Prof. Marilena de Souza Chaui
  • 2001 Master's Degree in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo
    Title: The Geometric Arrangement of Part I of the Principles of Cartesian Philosophy
  • Supervisor: Prof. Marilena de Souza Chaui
    1997 Bachelor´s Degree in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo

Research Areas

History of Modern Philosophy (17th Century)

Current Research

The Brazilian ideology: the political thinking of Marilena Chaui


The works of Marilena Chaui are a touchstone in Brazilian philosophy, especially because, forged in close dialogue with social struggles and movements, they were able to propose a philosophical approach to important issues in our society, allowing philosophy to fully exercise its political potential. Our intention is to study what we can call the "political thought" of Chaui, identifying its coherence and systematicity in the attempt to elaborate a kind of "Brazilian ideology" in the same sense in which Engels and Marx produced a "German ideology", that is, the critical unraveling of a determined ideological formation. In the case of Chaui, it is a matter for us to trace, on the one hand, the specificity of Brazil as a country marked by an authoritarian social formation (and not one marked by punitive authoritarian regimes); and on the other hand, the production of a particular method for the analysis of ideological formations and its criticism, the counter-discourse. It is within this elaboration that we want to understand the research on popular culture and democracy undertaken by the philosopher.

Members: Coordinator: Prof. Homero Silveira Santiago