Alex de Campos Moura

Moeda de prata Tetradrachm emitida por Atenas, cerca de 480–420 AC: coruja, ramo de oliva e lua crescente com a inscrição ΑΘΕ.
Position
Associate Professor
Specialization
History of Contemporary Philosophy
Email
alexmoura@usp.br

Academic Background

  • 2015 Assistant Professor at the University of São Paulo
  • 2014 Postdoctoral Research at the University of São Paulo
  • 2011 PhD in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo
    Title: Between Being and Nothingness: The Ontological Dissolution in the Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty
    Supervisor: Prof. Carlos Alberto Ribeiro de Moura
  • 2006 Master’s Degree in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo
    Title: Freedom and Situation in Merleau-Ponty: An Ontological Perspective
    Supervisor: Prof. Carlos Alberto Ribeiro de Moura
  • 2004 Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of São Paulo

Current Research

Nature and Ontology in Merleau-Ponty
Deepening and developing a line of study begun earlier, this project intends to continue a working hypothesis that aims to make explicit the presence of a constant ontological perspective throughout Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. Focusing now on his notion of Nature and how it takes up some central concepts of his work, we will try to show not only the permanence of this ontological dimension as an axis of a project that remains across all the reflection of the author, but also that one of its main nuclei lies in the affirmation of a primary unity between Being and Nothingness, non-identifying reversibility that puts classical dualisms in abeyance. In this way, we intend to highlight the original position that Merleau-Ponty assumes in the philosophical debate of his time, upholding a reading different from the one most widespread among scholars.