"Nunca fui liberal": usos liberais do pensamento político de Hannah Arendt no Brasil

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The aim of this research was to interpret the initial reception of the Jewish-German philosopher Hannah Arendt in Brazil between 1970-1990. I analysed the political uses of his thought made by liberal intellectuals, the diplomat and banker Marcílio Marques Moreira, the businessman and jurist Celso Lafer and the lawyer and columnist Gilberto de Mello Kujawski in the transition from the military dictatorship (1964-1985) to the New Republic (1985-2013). On the varied themes around liberalism and the connection between interest groups and public administration, the aim of this research was to understand the political culture and the circularity of ideas in their public dimension through the analysis of two axes: dissemination strategies and the association strategies. In this sense, I tried to contextualise that the discussion led by them was not limited to a theoretical aspect, but was addressed to politics. I analysed essays, articles, interviews, transcribed lectures and books by these authors to show the production and its effects on the tension between the philosophical dimension and the political intention. I contextualise the pedagogical aspects of dissemination strategies in the production of an imaginary for the appreciation of “freedom” and liberal “order” published by four Brazilian’s newspapers, O Estado de São Paulo, A Folha de São Paulo, the Jornal do Brasil and O Globo. The initial mediation and the political uses describe the way these authors formulated the association between Arendt and liberalism as a reference for a reformist project, ordered through a political-legal pact, a democratic pluralism. Despite almost three decades of association between Hannah Arendt's political thought and free enterprise, the background that guided this research followed the author's statement: “I was never a liberal”.



REGIANI, Álvaro Ribeiro. "Nunca fui liberal": usos liberais do pensamento político de Hannah Arendt no Brasil. 2022. 232 f. Tese (Doutorado em História) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2022.