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Mário Ferreira dos Santos

Mário Ferreira dos Santos
Born 3 January 1907
Tietê, São Paulo, Brazil
Died 11 April 1968(1968-04-11) (aged 61)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Residence Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Pythagoreanism
Main interests

Mário Ferreira dos Santos (January 3, 1907 – April 11, 1968) was a Brazilian philosopher. Born in Tietê, São Paulo,[1] Ferreira dos Santos was raised in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, and graduated in Law and in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

A prolific writer and thinker, Ferreira dos Santos published in less than fifteen years the 45-volume Encyclopedia of Philosophical and Social Sciences.[2]


  • Thought 1
  • Selected Works 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


He created a philosophical system called Concrete Philosophy. His system was based on the méthode des démonstrations géométriques, with no possibility of disagreement from its assumptions – which he called "theses". The first thesis is the very foundation of his philosophy: "There is something whilst there isn't the absolute nothing", from which he draws other theses through the methods of geometry.[3]

Selected Works

  • Lógica e Dialética (1954)
  • Ontologia e Cosmologia (1955)
  • Tratado de Simbólica (1955)
  • Filosofia da Crise (1955)
  • Aristóteles e as Mutações (1955)
  • Noologia Geral (1956)
  • Filosofia Concreta (1956)
  • O Um e o Múltiplo em Platão (1958)
  • Métodos Lógicos e Dialéticos (1959)
  • Pitágoras e o Tema do Número (1960)
  • Filosofia Concreta dos Valores (1960)
  • Dicionário de Filosofia e Ciências Culturais (1963)
  • Origem dos Grandes Erros Filosóficos (1965)
  • A Sabedoria dos Princípios (1967)
  • A Sabedoria da Unidade (1967)

See also


  1. ^ "Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 25 (1):69 - 70 (1969) - P. Stanislavs Ladusãns - Mário Ferreira dos Santos". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Publicações de Mário Ferreira dos Santos". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Carlos Aurélio Mota de Souza - Mário Ferreira dos Santos y su filosofia concreta". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

External links

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  • (Portuguese)
  • (Portuguese)
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