Os sortilégios da (e)vidência
While not a phenomenologist, Fernando Gil was highly interested in some aspects of Husserl's work. One of these aspects was Husserl's theory of evidence. In a notable book entitled Traité de l'évidence, he developed a throughout theory of evidence, paying attention to the most important insights Husserl exposed in his works. Gil's theory of evidence is at the same time rooted in Phenomenology and extended beyond it, inasmuch as he locates the first dimension of evidence in a primitive stratum hallucinating aesthesia from desire. Accounting for evidence as a threefold process, going from aesthesia to presence, and then to the intellectual grasping of an individual object, the most interesting feature of his theory is the interpretation of evidence as a hallucinating process, encompassing all strata of sensitive, perceptive, and conceptual life.