|Name Marilena Souza||Role Philosopher|
|Books Between Conformity and Resistance: Essays on Politics, Culture, and the State|
Parents Nicholas Alberto Chaui, Laura de Souza Chaui
Education National Library of France (1987)
Filósofa MARILENA CHAUÍ afirma: "A Operação Lava Jato não tem objetivo de moralizar a PETROBRÁS".
Marilena de Souza Chaui (born September 4, 1941) is a Brazilian philosopher and Professor of Modern Philosophy in the University of São Paulo. She is a scholar of Baruch Spinoza and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Chaui is one of the founding members of Workers' Party and assiduous criticism of the capitalist model.
Chaui is a Professor of Political Philosophy and History of Modern Philosophy in the University of São Paulo, having been awarded a master's degree in 1967, and received her doctorate in 1971 with the essay "Introduction to Reading Spinoza", under the guidance of Professor Gilda de Mello e Souza Rocha. In 1977, she taught Philosophy in the University of São Paulo.
Her book What is Ideology? was selected by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Brazil as a mandatory textbook in public schools, becoming a bestseller with over a hundred thousand copies sold. Chaui had served as Municipal Secretary of Culture of São Paulo, from 1989 to 1992, during the administration of Luiza Erundina (1988-1992). In 2013, during the release of the book "10 Years of Post-Liberal Government in Brasil: Lula and Dilma", Marilena received a negative reception when during her speech she stated that : "It's because I hate the middle class. The middle class is a delay of life. The middle class is stupidity. It is what we have as the most reactionary, conservative, ignorant, cocky, arrogant, terrorist... The middle class is a political abomination, because it is fascist. It is an ethical abomination because it is violent. It is a cognitive abomination..."
She has been accused by some as inciting hatred and using several derogatory terms against a portion of the population, particularly the middle class as being too reactionary, while praising the current president Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and populist criticisms against the Brazilian middle-class.
Chaui is the daughter of the journalist Nicholas Alberto Chaui, of Arabic origin, and teacher Laura de Souza Chaui. She was married to the journalist José Augusto de Mattos Berlinck, with whom she had two sons - William Joseph and Luciana. She is currently married to Michael Hall, a historian and professor at the State University of Campinas.