Philosophia e philomythia em Eudoro de Sousa

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The philosophical thought of Eudoro de Sousa identifies itself as a philomythia for, within the enquiry on the foundation of that which is, he considers that the mythical impulse projected by the Myth of Origin is that which originates a theogony, a cosmogony and an anthropogony. From that extreme-horizon, inaccessible to the human, surges a symbolic beyond-horizon, in which God, Man and World relate in a convivial manner to each other within the non-differentiated unity of myth and rite. The transit from the living drama to the poetic narration on that same convivial cohabitation and, afterwards, to the philosophical discourse, makes it that Man shuts himself inside the fore-horizon of objectivity, parting himself from the experience of the convivial unity with God and with the world. This process, established by the Origin, which is a-historic, is the history of humanity and of its relation with God and Nature, since the most ancient foundations to our days, but also translates the Author's evolution of thought, which starts from the most ancient archeologic records, to acknowledge the surging and the presence of Myth in the advent of Philosophy in Greece and its diffusion within the whole of the Western Culture. Phenomenologically considered, Myth, rather than Philosophy, presents itself as horizon of sense, deepest in what concerns the understanding of Being because in it symbolically gathers the particular with the universal, the intelligible with the sensitive, plurality in unity. Thus the Eudorian proposal consists on being available to overpass a horizon of reduced-to-things objectivity in order to truthfully understand God and the World within a horizon of trans-objective sense, in which one can glance with greater clarity Art, Religion and Philosophy, all, that will constitute a Mythology. This is our Thesis.
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • University of Porto
Award date29 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Philosophy
  • Ethics and religion

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