Fernando Pessoa as a Thinker

Fernando Pessoa as a Thinker

The aim of this project is to publish and disseminate a collection of important theoretical texts, mainly in the area of philosophy and sociology, by Fernando Pessoa, using the philological criteria of critical publishing. Although the project may appear large, it is completely practicable, considering that it is based, to a large extent, on material that has already been collected and on a project shared with members of the Equipa Fernando Pessoa (Fernando Pessoa Team) (which is responsible for the critical edition). In addition to this editorial work, the project also involves the international dissemination of Pessoa's theoretical thinking. This part of the project is mainly a continuation of my studies of religious phenomena (mainly relating to neo-paganism) in the work of Fernando Pessoa. Taking in account that my publications and translations relating to theoretical issues in Pessoa have enjoyed great success in German-speaking countries (Dix, 2005 and 2006), my aim is to continue my research into Pessoa as a thinker. This part of the project reflects the growing interest in Pessoa's theoretical thinking (philosophic, political, sociological etc), which has become increasingly notable in Portugal and, above all, overseas (e.g. Kohler, 2005; Grieser, 2006 and Riccardi 2007). In short, the aim of this project is to present Pessoa as a thinker, moving beyond Pessoa as a poet and prose writer to examine an aspect of this Portuguese modernist that remains considerably underestimated.   

Estatuto: 
Proponent entity
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No
Keywords: 

Fernando Pessoa, Philosophy, History of the Philosophy, Critical Publication

The aim of this project is to publish and disseminate a collection of important theoretical texts, mainly in the area of philosophy and sociology, by Fernando Pessoa, using the philological criteria of critical publishing. Although the project may appear large, it is completely practicable, considering that it is based, to a large extent, on material that has already been collected and on a project shared with members of the Equipa Fernando Pessoa (Fernando Pessoa Team) (which is responsible for the critical edition). In addition to this editorial work, the project also involves the international dissemination of Pessoa's theoretical thinking. This part of the project is mainly a continuation of my studies of religious phenomena (mainly relating to neo-paganism) in the work of Fernando Pessoa. Taking in account that my publications and translations relating to theoretical issues in Pessoa have enjoyed great success in German-speaking countries (Dix, 2005 and 2006), my aim is to continue my research into Pessoa as a thinker. This part of the project reflects the growing interest in Pessoa's theoretical thinking (philosophic, political, sociological etc), which has become increasingly notable in Portugal and, above all, overseas (e.g. Kohler, 2005; Grieser, 2006 and Riccardi 2007). In short, the aim of this project is to present Pessoa as a thinker, moving beyond Pessoa as a poet and prose writer to examine an aspect of this Portuguese modernist that remains considerably underestimated.   

Objectivos: 
The aim of this project is to publish and disseminate a collection of important theoretical texts, mainly in the area of philosophy and sociology, by Fernando Pessoa, using the philological criteria of critical publishing. Although the project may appear large, it is completely practicable, considering that it is based, to a large extent, on material that has already been collected and on a project shared with members of the <em>Equipa Fernando Pessoa</em> (Frenado Pessoa Team) (which is responsible for the critical edition).
State of the art: 
Ao contr&aacute;rio de Fernando pessoa enquanto poeta, h&aacute; muito pouco trabalhos que sublinham a importancia de Fernando Pessoa enquanto penasdor. As poucas edi&ccedil;&otilde;es ligadas aos textos teoricos e publicadas at&eacute; agora, n&atilde;o respeitam os crit&eacute;rios filol&oacute;gicos de edi&ccedil;&atilde;o cr&iacute;tica. Por&eacute;m, internacionalmente h&aacute; cada vez mais interesse nos textos teoricos de Fernando Pessoa. A bibliografia seguinte d&aacute; apenas alguns exemplos deste interesse crescente. <p>Bibliografia:</p><p>Dix, Steffen: &quot;O poeta &lsquo;animated by philosphy' ou a admira&ccedil;&atilde;o perante a exist&ecirc;ncia do universo&quot;, in: Dix, Steffen e Pizarro, Jer&oacute;nimo (eds.), A Arca de Pessoa - Novos Ensaios, Lis-boa 2007 (161-171).</p><p>Dix, Steffen: Heteronymie und Neopaganismus bei Fernando Pessoa, K&ouml;nigshausen&amp;Neumann, 2005.</p><p>Grieser, Alexandra: &bdquo;'Die G&ouml;tter sind eine Funktion des Stils'. Sch&ouml;ne Literatur als Medi-um von Religionskritik am Beispiel des Drama in Leuten von Fernando Pessoa', Zeitschrift f&uuml;r Religionswissenschaft 14, 2006 (157-182).</p><p>Kohler, Georg: &Uuml;ber das B&ouml;se, das Gl&uuml;ck und andere R&auml;tsel - Zur Kunst des Philosophierens, Z&uuml;-rich 2005.</p><p>Pessoa, Fernando: Ant&oacute;nio Mora (et al): Die R&uuml;ckkehr der G&ouml;tter, (edi&ccedil;&atilde;o e tradu&ccedil;&atilde;o de Stef-fen Dix), Z&uuml;rich 2006.</p><p>Riccardi, Mattia: &quot;Dionysus or Apollo? The heteronym Antonio Mora as moment of Nietzsche's reception by Pessoa&quot;, Portuguese Studies 23 (1), 2007 (109-124). </p>
Parceria: 
Unintegrated
Jerónimo Pizarro
Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/01/2009
End Date: 
01/12/2011
Duração: 
35 meses
Closed