Dados is one of the most widely-read social sciences journals in Latin America. Created in 1966, it publishes innovative works, originating from academic research, by Brazilian and foreign authors. Edited by IESP-UERJ, it aims to reconcile scientific rigor and academic excellence with an emphasis on public debate based on the analysis of substantive issues of society and politics.
The objectives are to investigate the characteristics of conservatism and liberalism in Brazil, verify whether the concepts of 'organic idealism' and 'constitutional idealism' are capable of describing and evaluating the principal 'forms of thought' which have dominated Brazilian political and social thinking since the last quarter of the 19th century, and formulate a hypothesis on the way these currents of thought respond to the challenges raised by the countrys political development. The analysis will focus less on the substantive content of ideologies and worldviews than on describing the underlying 'forms of thought': intellectual structures and theoretical categories based on which reality is perceived, practical experience is elaborated, and political action is organized.
Keywords: political thought, organic idealism, constitutional idealism, conservatism, liberalismLines of Brazilian political thought