Porque te amo, NÃO nascerás! (Because I love you, you will NOT born) (2009)
Or Nascituri te Salutant. It is a book that approaches central issues of procreation, trying to take into account the viewpoint of the newborn or even the counterfactual perspective of the not yet born.
Diário de um Filósofo no Brasil (Journal of a philosopher from Brazil) (2010)
This journal is a brief report about my philosophical work in Ethics, Philosophy of Logics and Cinema, but particularly on the situation of philosophy in Latin America. The work is a testimony of the way philosophers of this side of the planet had to perform their philosophical working against a system, that do not encourage efforts of theoretical reflection beyond exegesis and comments of European philosophers and issues.
Crítica de la Moral afirmativa (A Critique of Affirmative Morality) (1996)
When asking for the value of human life one must focus the value of the being of life, of its very coming into existence; we must not ask just – as traditional affirmative ethics did - for the value of this or that entity within the world. Thinking radically, human life cannot vindicate any intrinsic positive value of its own; all positive values are inventions that help us to support the radical non-value of being. Habermas, Tugendhat and Hare are some of the European “affirmative” thinkers affected by this radical criticism.
Análisis y Existência. Pensamiento em travesía (Analysis and Existence: Thinking in transit) (2010)
An anthology of papers written between 1984 and 2004 performing a kind of oscillating thinking between logico-linguistic and existential methods of philosophizing, all of them performed from some disenchanted Latin American perspective, where European, Latino-American and North-American subjects and authors (from Searle to Sartre, from Nietzsche to Dussel) are seen in a critical overview and combined in irreverent ways.
Cine: 100 años de Filosofia (Cinema: One hundred years of Philosophy) (1999)
A different introduction to Philosophy throughout analysis of films in connection with great European philosophical topics and thinkers: St Thomas and Polanski, Locke and Tarantino, Hegel and Alain Resnais, Nietzsche and Clint Eastwood, Wittgenstein and silent movies, providing reflexive crossings between concepts and images, not just mere “illustrations” but the abilities of the cinema to create concepts of its own, image-concepts.
Da Aristotele a Spielberg. Capire la filosofia attraverso i film (2000)
Che cosa lega Cartesio alla Finestra sul cortile di Hitchcock, Hegel a Paris, Texas di Wenders e Tommaso d'Aquino a Rosemary's Baby di Polanski?
Margens das Filosofias da linguagem (Margins of Philosophies of Language) (2003)
In this book originally published in 2003 and re-edited in 2009, philosophy of language is shown in conflicts between Hermeneutic, Analytic, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytical, etc, approaches. From Frege and Wittgenstein to Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, this book challenges the frontiers of usual introductions to this area. The book also opens a meta-philosophical discussion advocating for pluralism in philosophy.
Inferências lexicais e Interpretação de redes de predicados (Lexical Inferences and Interpretation of Nets of Predicates) (2007)
The main objective of this book is to supply a technical apparatus apt to manage a reasonable amount of logical inferences we usually do in our philosophical and not philosophical practices, consisting in the connection between two or more pieces of lexicon without any use of particles or quantifiers. These lexical inferences are not studied in an isolated way but inside intricate networks of sentences.
A Ética e suas negações (Ethics and its negations) (2011)
This is the second edition of the Project of Negative Ethics from 1990, the text where the morally problematic character of human life as such appears for the first time, with immorality of procreation and plausibility of suicide as important aspects of negative ethical thought. "Traditional questions like "How should we live?" and "What kind of father should I be?" transfer to more radical ones: "Should we live?" and "Should I be a father at all?"