Culture & History Digital Journal, Vol 6, No 2 (2017)

When Hell is Other People. Interiority and Skepticism in António Lopes da Veiga


https://doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2017.012

Fernando Rodríguez Mediano
Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo-CSIC, Spain
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9432-6946

Carlos Cañete
Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo-CSIC, Spain
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9714-0899

Abstract


The study of the process of construction of modern subjectivity offers an image of constant tensions between universality and particularity, which could be considered a manifestation of the conflictual nature of Modernity itself. As a way to solve the problems derived of the separation between universal and particular dimensions of this process -that has resulted in opposing interpretations regarding its confesional nature- a close study of the particular experience of the seventeenth-century thinker António Lopes da Veiga is presented here. This study is intended to provide some insight of the way in which similar intelectual concerns -of an international scale- over interiority and exteriority in epistemology, political thought, philology, theology and history, resulted in the constitution of a particular perspective regarding the individual.

Keywords


António Lopes de Veiga; Modernity; Subjectivity; Universality; Particularity; Interiority; Exteriority; Skepticism

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