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“Mozambique, philosophy and the wills of Existence” (video) – Seminar José Castiano

Mozambique, philosophy and the wills of Existence

Seminar with José Castiano
Jully, 08, 2015, 16h00, CES, Coimbra

Video in Portuguese

The “wills” of the exist of a Mozambique are, philosophically, expressed in terms of “metaphysical” guarantees under which our existence, while a same target community, and if legitimate. The recent return of the spectre of war, the pre-and post-election confrontations, the Division of the country into “republics”, etc. put the naked how tenuous is our free we exist together. In these “difficult times” of our historicity Mozambican philosophy is called upon to give their specific contribution. This is the of-construction and re-construnção of the speech about the fundamental guarantees of our wills. This is equivalent to a triple mark fundamentacional: how to reset the “freedoms” (will 1) today and what they mean in terms of responsibility? How to re-build the spirit of “unity and national reconciliation” (will II) in “pós-libertária”? And that social utopias (will III) if present us with as possible while Mozambicans?

Bio Note
José Castiano is PhD in Sociology from the University of Hamburg. He is currently Associate Professor of philosophy of education at the Pedagogical University of Mozambique (UP). Occupies the position of Pro-Rector for postgraduate studies, research, and extension of UP. Among the jobs performed on UP, the Scientific Direction of the University, the direction of the Centre of postgraduate Studies and the coordination of the working groups for the creation of a master’s degree in education and a doctorate. In this
sense, coordinates cooperation between the UP and several universities of Portuguese-speaking countries.
In January 2015 was elected President of the International Association of social and human sciences in the Portuguese language.
He has published numerous books and articles in international journals. His main research activity focuses on Endogenous/Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Africa.