Dr Filipe Campello

Senior Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5230
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: campello@gcr21.org





Since 08/2014

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Professor


University of Bergen

Department of Philosophy

Visiting Scholar


University of Perugia

Department of Philosophy



New School for Social Research

Department of Philosophy

Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Research Interests

  • Political Emotions
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Cosmopolitics
  • Art and Technology

Current Projects

Democratic Emotions: Making Room for Affects in the Social Critique

Philosophy of Technology: Art, Politics and Affects

Expertise & Consulting Work

Public Policy and Public Opinion (NEPPU). Assistant Researcher. 2003–2006.

Project Positive Political Theory and its Normative Implications. Research Assistant at the Center for Public Policy and Public Opinion. Coordinator: Professor Marcus André Melo. 2006.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Federal University of Pernambuco. Assistant Researcher. Research: Monitoring of Millenium Goals in the Brazilian Northeast. 2005.  

Department for International Development (DFID) – UK. Assistant Researcher. 'Evaluation of the Decentralization Program in the State of Pernambuco'. 2004.

Seminars & Conferences

Affects and Beliefs. Recife-Bergen Workshop (2021)

Normativity and Social Cognition (2019)

The Force of Norms (2018)

International Colloquium 'Justice, Democracy and Political Emotions in Transnational Perspective' (2015)

Modernizações Ambivalentes (2014)


Dr Felipe Campello joined the research group 'Global Cooperation and diverse Conceptions of World Order' in May 2023 and will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre until January 2024.

Research Project at the Centre

Politics of Affects: On the Formation of Transnational Political Emotions

My project aims to explore the possible connections between institutions and emotions, particularly how cooperative and democratic practices can be strengthened. I am particularly interested in the role of subjective experiences and narratives in social critique, and how art and technology can contribute to the formation of affects. As a senior researcher at the KHK/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, I plan to investigate the conditions under which transnational political emotions can be formed and build transnational solidarity through institutional and symbolic mediation of affects. I also aim to draw insights from Brazilian Amerindian thought, particularly the works of Yanomami Shaman Davi Kopenawa and Ailton Krenak, exploring how they can contribute to imagining a more pluriversal notion of cosmopolitics.


  • RELAER - Red Latinoamericana de Estudios del Reconocimiento
  • Metaxy - International Network of Philosophy, Art and Recognition


Fulbright Junior Faculty Member Award. Visiting Scholar at The New School for Social Research (New York).

Teaching Responsibilities

Philosophy of Art (Undergraduate Course – 60h)

Contemporary Philosophy (Undergraduate Course – Philosophy and Psychology 16h – Course in Italian)

Political Philosophy (Graduate Seminar – 30h)

Critiques of Reason (Undergraduate Course – both Philosophy and Social Sciences Department)

Forms of Humanism (Master – 10h – Course both in English and Italian)

Topics on Political Philosophy: Identity and Suffering (Graduate Course)

Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Philosophical Problems from Hegel to Nietzsche (Undergraduate Course – 60h)

Passions and Affects and early Modern Philosophy (Undergraduate Course – 60h)

Political Emotions (Graduate Course – 30h)

Philosophy of History (Undergraduate Course – 60h)

Ethics (Undergraduate Course – 30h)


Campello, Filipe (2023). Re-imagining cosmopolitics. Love as taking care of the world. In: Cataldi, Silvia; Iorio, Gennaro (eds.). Social Love and the critical potential of people. When the social reality challenges the sociological imagination. London: Routledge.

Campello, Filipe (2022). Crítica dos afetos. Belo Horizonte: Autêntica.

Campello, Filipe (2022). Education as social cooperation: Overcoming epistemic narcissism through democratic affects. In: Luppi, Roberto (ed.). Autorità e democrazia. Educare al pluralismo nel XXI secolo. Roma: Armando.

Campello, Filipe (2021). First- and Second-order Justice. Making Room for Affects in Social Critique. Pragmatism Today 12: 1.

Campello, Filipe (2020). Between Affects and Norms. On the emotive Limits of Constitutional Patriotism. Comparative Sociology (Print), v. 19, 805-815.

Campello, Filipe; Prandini Assis, Mariana (2018). Is there a crisis in the humanities in Brazil? Ambivalences and fragilities of a late higher education system In: The Changing Face of Higher Education Is There an International Crisis in the Humanities?. New York : Routledge, 30-52.

Campello, Filipe (2018). ¿Cómo diagnosticar injusticias? Sobre el problema de la “trascendencia-inmanencia” en Nancy Fraser y Axel Honneth. Theorein. Revista de Ciencias Sociales, v.III, 15 – 31.

Campello, Filipe (2018). Do Emotions Matter for Justice? An Alternative Proposal in Light of Hegel. In: From Social to Cyber Justice. Critical Views on Justice, Law, and Ethics. Prague: Institute of Philosophy Publishing House, 231-256.

Campello, Filipe (2017). Axel Honneth e a virada afetiva na teoria crítica. Conjectura (UCS), v.22, 104 – 126.

Campello, Filipe (2017). Límites del reconocimiento. In: El paradigma del reconocimiento en la ética contemporánea: un debate en curso. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Fondo Editorial, 145-165.

Campello, Filipe; Gittel, Benjamin (2016). Modernizações ambivalentes: Perspectivas interdisciplinares e transnacionais, Recife: UFPE. (305 p.). [Ambivalent Modernizations: Interdisciplinary and Transnational perspectives].

Campello, Filipe (2015). Die Natur der Sittlichkeit: Grundlagen einer Theorie der Institutionen nach Hegel. Bielefeld: Transcript.