Selected Academic Articles
Nothingness and the work of art
This article offers a comparative perspective on the philosophy Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Nishida Kitarō on the theme of nothingness and aesthetics. It contrasts Sartre's concept of consciousness with Heidegger's ontology of the work of art and Nishida's notions of poiesis and mu no basho.
Roberto Pinheiro Machado, “Nothingness and the Work of Art: A Comparative Approach to Existential Phenomenology and the Ontological Foundation of Aesthetics,” Philosophy East and West,ISSN: 0031-8221, 58:2, April 2008, p. 244-266 (University of Hawaii – United States).
This article analysis the notion of vijñaptimātra in the philosophy of 5th century Indian philosopher Vasubandhu. The original Sanskrit text of the Triṃśikā is read side by side with various English translations to suggest a new possibility of translating and interpreting Vasubandhu's philosophy.
Roberto Pinheiro Machado, “Vijñaptimātravijñaptimātratāvibhāga: Translating Vijñaptimātra and Vijñaptimātratā in the Philosophy of Vasubandhu,”The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies, ISSN: 0972-1893, Vol. 16, 2015, p. 115-150.
Phenomenology from Robbe-grillet to julio cortázar
This article analyses the relation between Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology and the works of French writer Alain Robbe-Grillet and Argentine Julio Cortázar. Phenomenology's descriptive method is seen in terms of Husserl's phenomenological reduction and as a mode of literary writing. The article argues that both writers instatiate a "poetics of presence" through the use of the phenomenological method in literary composition.
Roberto Pinheiro Machado, “Phenomenology from Robbe-Grillet to Julio Cortázar: An Essay on the Poetics of Presence,” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, ISSN: 1913-9659, Issue 42.3, September 2015, p. 271-294.