Ângela Fernandes
Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
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A construção do saber nas Humanidades: serenidade e inquietação
Dedalus 20 (2016), pp. 41-50. Download PDF

In this essay, we consider the way the Humanities deal with the main issues concerning the process of building knowledge. We comment both Giorgio De Chirico’s painting The Serenity of the Scholar (1914) and the short-stories “O dia do grande frio”, by Maria Ondina Braga (1974) and “La busca de Averroes”, by Jorge Luis Borges (1949), thus discussing how these works represent the stance adopted by scholars and researchers, and eventually arguing that, from a humanistic perspective, knowledge always grows from continuous disquiet.