Jônadas Techio


Jônadas Techio is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, and a CNPq Research Fellow. He received his Ph.D. from UFRGS in 2009, after a research period in Oxford (2008), with the thesis Solipsism, Loneliness, and Finitude: Lessons from Strawson, Wittgenstein, and Cavell on Metaphysics and Philosophical Method. He was a CAPES Postdoctoral Fellow at UFRGS (2009-2011), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago (2014), and a CAPES Visiting Professor at the Universities of Leipzig (2018) and Chicago (2019). His main research interests lie in Contemporary Philosophy, particularly in the intersection of the fields of Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind and Language and Philosophy of Film. His more recent publications include papers on film and philosophy, skepticism, solipsism, the grammar of the first person, Wittgenstein, Cavell and Strawson. He co-edited an anthology on film and philosophy in Brazil and authored a collection of essays titled The Threat of Solipsism: Wittgenstein and Cavell on Meaning, Skepticism and Finitude.


  • More real than reality? Remarks on the ontology of film


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