Philippe Descola

Philippe Descola

As Formas do Visível

Philippe Descola

As Formas do Visível

Moderation: Susana de Matos Viegas

Philippe Descola’s comparative anthropology focused on the relations between humans and non-humans revolutionized the landscape of human sciences, and had great impact on ecological thinking. Par-delà nature et culture (Gallimard, 2005) was a landmark in his work, as well as highly influential for anyone concerned with the connections that link nature and culture. Published in 2021, Les formes du visible (‘The forms of the visible’) sets the ground for a figurative anthropology and reflects on the ability of each culture to conceive images and figurative devices.

Revisiting his first book, Descola resumes the theory of four basic ontologies that govern the variation in collective life. Each one – animism, naturalism, totemism, and analogism – draws its own line between human and non-human. Les formes du visible earned Descola the Martine Aublet Foundation award in 2021.

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25 MAY 2023
THU 18:30

Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
Entrada gratuita*
Duration 2h

Em inglês.

*with ticket pickup 30 min. before the session starts (subject to room capacity).

Biografia Philippe Descola

O antropólogo Philippe Descola, estudou filosofia na École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud e etnologia na École Pratique des Hautes Études, onde defendeu a sua tese sob a orientação de Claude Lévi-Strauss. As suas investigações iniciais centraram-se na Amazónia equatoriana, em particular, junto do povo Achuar. Medalha de ouro do CNRS, professor emérito no Collège de France, publicou, entre outros, o livro Par-delà nature et culture (2005, Edições Gallimard) e, em Les formes du visible, ao qual foi atribuído o prémio Prix Fondation Martine Aublet 2021. Em 2011 foi curador da exposição La fabrique des images, no Museu do Quai Branly, em Paris. Tem sido convidado regular nas universidades de São PauloBeijingChicagoMontreal, na London School of EconomicsCambridgeSt. PetersburgBuenos AiresGothenburgUppsala and Leuven. Na Universidade de Cambridge foi o conferencista convidado do ciclo Slade Lectures Michaelmas 2021-2022. Doutor Honoris Causa pela Universidade de Montreal, Canadá e é Membro honorário do Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

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