Wilson A. Paiva

Foto       Dr. Wilson A. Paiva

Associate Professor • Faculty of Education, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies on Philosophy of Education

PhD, Universidade de São Paulo, Philosophy of Education

MA, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Political and Ethics Philosophy


Phone: +55 62 995455782


Wilson A. Paiva joined the UFG - Universidade Federal de Goiás - in 2016 to be part of the Faculty of Education. Previously he was associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil.

He received his M.A. in Political and Ethical Philosophy from the Universidade Federal de Goiás, and PhD in Philosophy of Education from the Universidade de São Paulo, both in Brazil. He has developed two post-doc researches: one at the University of Calgary (2014), in Canada, and the other at Sorbonne Université (2020/2021), in Paris. He specializes in Rousseau, with a focus on Emile or on Education;. He is member of the Rousseau Association in (USA), the LSA-Lusophone Studies Association (Canada), and other associations and research groups in Brazil and other countries. He has experience in Education, with an emphasis on Education Philosophy, working mainly on the following subjects: Educational Theories, Culture and Education, Brazilian Education, Political Philosophy, Rousseau, and Aesthetics. He has been visiting professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), the University of Calgary (Canada) and the Sorbonne Université (France).

He is chair of the Iberoamerican research group: GEI-Rousseau (Grupo de Estudios Iberoamericanos en Rousseau)


Rousseau's aesthetics

Aesthetics & Human Education: Pathways ad Cultural Foundations

Selected Publications (Articles)

"Saudade: A Quintessential Portuguese Feeling" (article in English)

"Rousseau's Emile: Discussing the Convergence between Philosophy and Education" (Article in English)

Rousseau e as artes: uma leitura do Pigmaleão (Article in Portuguese: translation of the Pygmalion)

Investigation Education Responses to Diversity in Brazil during a Time od Curriculum Change (Article in English)

Discussing Human Connectivity in Rousseau as a Pedagogical Issue (Article in English/Portuguese)


Selected Publications (Books)

Ebook: Rousseau e a estética os jardins/Rousseau et l'esthétique des jardins

Printed book: O Emílio de Rousseau e a formação do cidadão do mundo moderno

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