CANCELED: Déborah Danowski and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro


CANCELED: Due to unforeseen circumstances Déborah Danowski & Eduardo Viveiros de Castro had to regretfully cancel their engagement in Santa Cruz.


Déborah Danowski holds a Bachelor’s degree (1980), a master’s degree (1983) and a PhD in Philosophy (1991) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She holds a postdoctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne) (2001). She is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research investigates Modern Philosophy (History of Philosophy and Metaphysics), working mainly on the following subjects: Leibniz, Hume, Modern Philosophy, metaphysics and ecological thinking. She is co-author, along with Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, of the book The Ends of the World (2014).


Eduardo Viveiros de Castro is a Brazilian anthropologist and a professor at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has published numerous books and articles at the forefront of Brazilian anthropology and Americanist ethnology, among them: From the Enemy’s Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society (1992); “Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism in The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute,” (1998); “Exchanging Perspectives: The Transformation of Objects into Subjects in Amerindian Ontologies in Common Knowledge,” (2004); “Perspectival Anthropology and the Method of Controlled Equivocation in Tipití,” (2004); The Inconstancy of the Indian Soul: The Encounter of Catholics and Cannibals in Sixteenth-century Brazil (2011); Cosmological Perspectivism in Amazonia and Elsewhere (2012); Radical Dualism (2012); and Cannibal Metaphysics (2014). Born in Rio de Janeiro, Viveiros de Castro taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the University of Chicago, and at the University of Cambridge. His principal contribution is the development of the idea of Amerindian perspectivism.