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About Patrícia Vieira

Patrícia Vieira is Associate Professor at Georgetown University and Associate Research Professor at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. Her most recent book is "States of Grace: Utopia in Brazilian Culture" (SUNY UP, 2018). For more information: www.patriciavieira.net
Latest Posts | By Patrícia Vieira
What Labor for Today?
3 months ago

What Labor for Today?

The celebration of work is a sign of our times. Unemployment is regarded as a social ill, while avowed workaholics are revered as role models that should inspire the rest …
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Is Ours a Post-Utopia World?
2 years ago

Is Ours a Post-Utopia World?

It is five hundred years since Thomas More published his book Utopia in Leuven, Belgium, under the patronage of his fellow humanist Erasmus. The text is a fictional account of …
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Politicizing Plants
3 years ago

Politicizing Plants

ARISTOTLE’S FOUNDATIONAL DEFINITION of the human being as a “political animal” [zōon politikon] in his Politics proscribed, in one broad stroke, all other living entities from the complex realm of …
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Freedom and the Refugees
3 years ago

Freedom and the Refugees

LIBERTY is arguably the bedrock of modern, Western-style democracies. From the French Revolution’s trinity “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” the last term echoes nowadays as a quaint, out-of-the-grandma’s-closet reverie. Equality fares a bit …
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Is Existentialism a Posthumanism?
3 years ago

Is Existentialism a Posthumanism?

IT HAS NOW BEEN 70 years, almost to the date (October 29, 1945), since Jean-Paul Sartre gave his famous talk “Existentialism is a Humanism,” published as a book a short time …
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The End of Democratic Europe
3 years ago

The End of Democratic Europe

This article was co-authored by Patrícia Vieira and Michael Marder.

The opposition of the Eurogroup to the Greek government’s plans to hold a referendum on July 5 on the proposals …
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Is the Anthropocene Upon Us?
4 years ago

Is the Anthropocene Upon Us?

We are told that we now live in the Anthropocene, a new geological age marked by human beings’ lasting influence on planet earth. In fact, the Anthropocene has become somewhat …
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