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Philosophy Seminar

Introduction to the Philosophy Seminar – Part 2

How Do Cultural Shifts Happen? A lecture originally delivered online in Portuguese as an introduction for Mr. Olavo de Carvalho’s Brazilian Philosophy Seminar.  Student: In an interview you gave to Atlântico magazine, you said that, instead of dividing the political spectrum into right-wing and left-wing, we should try to classify political movements as revolutionary and […]

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Philosophical Notes and Remarks (1)

Notes and remarks from Olavo de Carvalho’s philosophical journal, addressing a number of timeless and contemporary issues.   The Difference Between Christianity and Philosophy All comparison between philosophies and Christianity—an incurable vice of historians of philosophy—is complete nonsense because a philosophy is nothing but a doctrine, a man’s thoughts, and Christianity is the acting presence […]

Philosophy Seminar

Introduction to the Philosophy Seminar – Part 2

In the second part of his lecture, Mr. De Carvalho discusses the concept of progress and lack of progress when applied to societies and history and begins to outline the true nature of philosophy as education for understanding real life problems.   Student: In an interview you gave to the Atlântico magazine, you said that […]

Philosophy Seminar

Introduction to the Philosophy Seminar – Part 1

How Do Cultural Shifts Happen? A lecture originally delivered online in Portuguese as an introduction for Mr. Olavo de Carvalho’s Brazilian Philosophy Seminar.     am going to provide you with an outline of the general program of the Philosophy Seminar, a course which will last for approximately five years. Keep in mind that this program, […]

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Islamic Totalitarianism: an Inheritor of Communism and Nazism

Watch the video of the lecture delivered by Olavo de Carvalho on the Nazi and Communist roots of the Islamic totalitarianism.  The lecture below was delivered on May 24, 2004, at Hebraica Association, in São Paulo.  

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The USA and the New World Order: A Debate Between Olavo de Carvalho and Aleksandr Dugin, the Brains Behind the New Russian Geopolitical Strategy

The Debaters: Olavo de Carvalho and Aleksandr Dugin On March 7, 2011, Olavo de Carvalho, President of the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought, and Aleksandr Dugin, leader of the International Eurasian Movement, started a written debate on the topic “The USA and the New World Order.” The debate ended on May 9, […]

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Our organization now has a freshly created Facebook page featuring commentary, videos, news, and events. Please give us a “like” and share our link with your friends. Here is the link for our page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Inter-American-Institute-for-Philosophy-Government-and-Social-Thought/429533493768236  

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The Condition of Brazilian Higher Education

On July 23, 2013 the President of the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought, Olavo de Carvalho, delivered a lecture on the current condition of Brazilian Higher Education at the Leadership Institute, Arlington, VA. Watch the lecture below.  

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William H Kennedy Interviews Olavo de Carvalho on Philosophy and Contemporary Culture

On August 9, 2012, William H. Kennedy interviewed Olavo de Carvalho, philosopher and President of the Inter-American Institute, on the topic of the need for philosophy in contemporary culture. Mr. de Carvalho also told Mr. Kennedy and his listeners what the Inter-American Institute’s Philosophy Seminar is, and how it is different from ordinary academic philosophy […]

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São Paulo Forum: 1990 Final Declaration

Note: The São Paulo Forum is the largest leftist organization in Latin America, and it has been discreetly at work coordinating  and organizing leftists of all stripes since 1990. Below is an English translation of the Final Declaration of the First Meeting of the São Paulo Forum in 1990. The Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, […]