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Denis Lerrer Rosenfield

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Name  Denis Rosenfield
Influenced by  Ayn Rand
Role  Writer
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Born  November 21, 1950 (age 65) (1950-11-21) Porto Alegre, Brazil
School  Hegelianism Objectivism
Institutions  National Autonomous University of Mexico Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Institution  National Autonomous University of Mexico, Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Main interests  Political philosophy, Democracy, Politics, Public administration, Ethics

Denis Lerrer Rosenfield, Ph.D. is a Brazilian writer and columnist. Along with Patricia Carlos de Andrade, co-founded the Instituto Millenium (as Instituto de Estudos da Realidade Nacional - IERN) in 2005.


Academic life

Rosenfield has a degree in philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and in 1982 he earned a doctorate in philosophy from Universite Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne). In 1999, he obtained a post-doctorate at the Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Fontenay/St Cloud).

He is Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.


Great defender of individual liberties and of the right to private property, Rosenfield has positioned himself against state interference in citizens' lives - even in those cases where the established common good is at stake, like the smoking ban in public places. In an interview to "Veja"'s magazine in 2011, he presents ANVISA (a Brazilian government agency similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) as "the great tutor of the Brazilian citizen, one who knows everything and to whom we owe blind obedience." According to Rosenfield, ANVISA was being run by "schizophrenics" whose sole purpose is to meddle in the lives of the Brazilians.

Rosenfield sees no problem in being called a "rightist", since it means "the defense of personal freedom, of the state and of the property rights."

Selected publications

  • — (2007). Reflexoes sobre o direito a propriedade. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier Editora. p. 207. 
  • — (2009). Liberdade de Escolha. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra Producao Editorial. p. 95. 
  • References

    Denis Lerrer Rosenfield Wikipedia

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