Agostinho da Silva





Agostinho da Silva


Born
in Porto, Portugal
February 13, 1906

Died
April 03, 1994

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Portuguese philosopher, essayist and writer. His thought combines elements of pantheism and millenarism, an ethic of renunciation (like in Buddhism or Franciscanism), and a belief in freedom as the most important feature of man. Anti-dogmatic, he asserts that truth is only found in the sum of all conflicting hypothesis (in paradox). He may be considered a practical philosopher, living and working for a change in society, according to his beliefs.


He is part of a tradition of visionary thought that includes Father António Vieira and the poets Luís de Camões and Fernando Pessoa. Like Joachim de Fiore, he speaks of the coming of one (last?) age in History, the Age of the Holy Spirit, in which mankind and society attain perfection. To Agostinho

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Citações e Pensamentos de A...

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Sete Cartas a um Jovem Filó...

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Conversas Com Agostinho Da ...

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Um Fernando Pessoa

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Textos e Ensaios Filosófico...

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Agostinho da Silva - Ele Pr...

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Vida Conversável

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Herta Teresinha Joan

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As Aproximações

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“I am not interested in being original. I am interested in being true.”
Agostinho da Silva

“Podes, e deves, ter ideias políticas, mas, por favor, as «tuas» ideias políticas, não as ideias do teu partido; o «teu» comportamento, não o comportamento dos teus líderes; os interesses de «toda» a Humanidade, não os interesses de uma «parte» dela. E lembra-te de que «parte» é a etimologia de «partido».”
Agostinho da Silva, Citações e Pensamentos de Agostinho da Silva