Apresentação sobre Álvaro Vieira Pinto [em inglês]
Álvaro Borges Vieira Pinto● Brazilian philosopher● Graduated in medicine● Philosophy teacher and researcher of education, science, demography and technology● Portuguese translator of many books, like: Lucács, Chomsky, Karl Jaspers, Berger & Lucmann and Levi-StraussThis was a material for a brief apresentation about Álvaro vieira Pinto, for an English class in Brazil.Text by: Rodrigo Gonzatto. Revision by: Karine Fernandes. October, 2012.
Vieira Pintos Biography: a few dates● He was born in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1909● Taught Logic at National School of Philosophy● Head of Phylosophy at ISEB (Superior Institute of Brazilian Studies)● Exile with the brazilian militar coup in 1964● Returned to Brasil in 1968● Died in 1987
Some of his most important books● Counscioness and National Reality● Science and Existence● The Critical Thinking in Demography● Seven Lessons About Adult Education● The Concept of TecnologyTheorical foundations:phenomenology, marxism, existencialism and cibernetics.
Personality● Discrete intelectual● Rigorous researcher● Believe in human freedom● Against pedantry and determinisms
Why is a inspiration of study● Acessible philosophy language in his writings● One of the first Brazilian STS researchers ● Technology as a mass phenomenon (not exclusive to a few)● Avoid the naive technology, science and educational thinking: they are social and political - the reality is socially constructed● Inspired the Paulo Freires method ● "The way that the teacher chose to learn was to teach"