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Bruno Béu
Post-doctoral researcher (Investigador de Pós-Doutoramento)


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    Biographical note:

    Bruno Béu (PhD, Univ. of Lisbon, 2012) is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon. He holds a Doctor Degree in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon (thesis: Interrogativity and Apophaticism in Vergílio Ferreira’s Thought, http://repositorio.ul.pt/handle/10451/5491), for which he received a doctoral grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal). He lectured at the University of Lisbon on subjects going from 19th and 20th centuries Portuguese Philosophy and Literature to Asian Philosophy and Religion, and published several articles on these subjects and others such as Aesthetics, 20th Century Apophaticism or Metaphysics. Co-editor (with Paulo Borges) of the volume of essays A Renascença Portuguesa. Tensões & Divergências (2015), and editor of Antero de Quental’s main philosophical work (with a selection of his essays, poetry and letters) Tendências Gerais da Filosofia e outros textos (2013). In addition to his research program, he is a member of CEC as part of the project Portuguese Orientalism. His main research interests are: Philosophy and Literature, Asian Studies, 20th Century Portuguese Literature and Culture, Apophatic Discourses, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion.

    Selected Publications:
    • 2016. «The astonishing silence of things: the hypothesis of an apophatic tautology in the poetry of Fernando Pessoa’s heteronym Alberto Caeiro», in What is Apophatic Thinking and Why is it Relevant Today?, William Franke and Nahum Brown (orgs.), 2016 (in press). 
    • 2015. A Renascença Portuguesa. Tensões/Divergências, Paulo Borges and Bruno Béu de Carvalho (orgs.), Lisbon: CFUL (in press). 
    • 2013. Quental, Antero de, Tendências Gerais da Filosofia e outros textos, Bruno Béu de Carvalho (ed. and coord.), Lisbon: CFUL. 
    • 2011. «Pierre Hadot: askesis espiritual e vida filosófica», in Memória & Sabedoria, José Pedro Serra, Helena Buescu, Ariadne Nunes and Rui Carlos Fonseca (orgs.), V. N. Famalicão: Ed Húmus / Centro de Estudos Clássicos / Centro de Estudos Comparatistas. http://www.comparatistas.edu.pt/publicacoes/volumes/memoria--sabedoria.html 
    • 2007. «Impermanência e apofatismo: o dharma de Buda e o pensamento de Vergílio Ferreira», in O Buda e o Budismo no Ocidente e na Cultura Portuguesa, Paulo Borges and Duarte Braga (orgs.), Lisbon: Ed. Ésquilo.

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