Hélder Telo is currently a research fellow at Praxis: Centre for Ethics, Politics and Culture (University of Beira Interior). He earned his PhD from Nova University of Lisbon in 2018 after writing a thesis on Plato’s critique of unexamined life. An important part of his doctoral research was conducted at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (where he was a doctoral fellow at the Collaborative Research Center 1015 Muße/Otiose Leisure) and Boston College. Following his PhD, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (Nova University of Lisbon), where he developed a research project on the art of living and the individual relation to truth in Plato and contemporary thought. His work explores topics such as metaphilosophy, the desire for truth, care and emotions in philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Scheler, Heidegger, Hadot and Foucault. His most recent publications include “Plato’s Philosophical Mimesis: On the Pedagogical and Protreptic Value of Imperfection” (Schole, 2022) and “The Care of Others in Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations” (in Philosophy of Care – New Approaches to Vulnerability, Otherness and Therapy, Springer, 2021).
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