Matias AiresMatias Aires Ramos da Silva of Eca (born São Paulo, Brazil; March 27, 1705 – 1763) was a Portuguese philosopher and writer. He immigrated to Portugal in late 1716.
Aires da Silva was admitted into the College of St. Anthony (Portugal) in 1722, though he continued his education and graduated from the Faculty of Law of Coimbra, in which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. He wrote works in French and Latin, and also was a translator of Latin classics. He is considered the greatest Portuguese-speaking philosopher of his time.
Aires da Silva published ''Vanity of Men'' was published in 1752. Like most of his works, it weaves his reflections from the biblical passage "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." He also wrote ''Reflexoens Sobre Avaidade Dos Homens ou Discursos Moraes'' (1778) and ''Reflections on Vanity''. Provided by Wikipedia