A Ricoeurian Approach to Hermeneutics of Architecture
Luís Umbelino (Universidade de Coimbra)

February 24, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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The School of Sanskrit, Philosophy and Indic Studies (SSPIS) at Goa University cordially invites you to the online guest lecture titled "A Ricoeurian Approach to Hermeneutics of Architecture" by Dr. Luís António Umbelino. Kindly join us on 24 February 2023 (Friday) from 3:00 to 5:00 PM IST at meet.google.com/pgs-omeh-uvo. 

In the contemporary configuration of the stimulating field of Hermeneutics of Space, Paul Ricoeur’s approach to architecture and the historical, social, and narrative condition of human existence is of indisputable importance. Architecture (that is to say, the narrative prefiguration, configuration, and refiguration of built, humanized spaces) is a fundamental chapter of a hermeneutics of space as the latter can be pursued, with particularly convincing results, along Ricoeur’s phenomenological hermeneutic path.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Luís António Umbelino has a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Professor honoris causa at the International Institute for Hermeneutics. He was an invited professor at the University of Toulouse (France) and is currently an invited professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Dr. Umbelino is the Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Filosófica de Coimbra and Vice-President of the Associação Portuguesa de Filosofia Fenomenológica (Portuguese Association for Phenomenological Studies). His core research has mainly been devoted to philosophical approaches to body and space, crossing the fields of French reflexive tradition, Biranism, contemporary phenomenology, and hermeneutics of architecture. He is the author or co-author of the following books: Somatologia Subjetiva. Apercepção de Si e Corpo em Maine de Biran [Subjective Somatology: Apperception of Oneself and Body in Maine de Biran] (2010); Hermeneutic Rationality (2012); Memorabilida. O Lado Espacial da Memória [Memorabilia. The Spatial Side of Memory] (2019); Corps emú. Essais de philosophie biranienne (2020).

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