João Pinheiro

Bio | Situação no CFCUL | Produção Científica | Nos media | CV

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Bio || Bio

I've finished my graduation in Philosophy at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon in 2014 and since then I've been enrolled in the MPhil of Philosophy of that same faculty.
I'm preparing an application for an MSc on Human Evolution and Behaviour for the year 2017-2018 and envisaging a PhD thesis about a naturalist account of the success of Science to begin in 2018.

Other than developing a few papers for publication, at the moment I'm also one of three guest-editors for a Vol. on Evolution & the Sciences and Technologies of Human Enhancement for the Springer Series in Interdisciplinary Evolution Research (eds. Nathalie Gontier and Olga Pombo), as well as editor of the Journal of this Centre, Kairos, together with Gil C. Santos, and occasionally I'm lecturer at the Senior University of the University of Lisbon.

Still trying my best to resist the academic trend towards specialization, I'm interested in many themes falling under the broad scope of Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Evolution, and Cosmopolitanism, and hope to continue pursuing my studies in these three distinct, though connectable, areas.

In what comes to general Philosophy of Science I'm most interested in Scientific Realism, varieties of epistemological and metaphysical Naturalism (especially non-physicalist ones), the relation between ontological and epistemological theses regarding the Unity of Science, and the application of a Relational Metaphysics to the sciences.

Within the field of Cognitive Evolution I'm concerned with the problem of defining cognition, with the similarities and differences between forms of cognition (e.g. Hominidae and Cephalopoda), with understanding the evolution of those mechanisms that are responsible for the human scientific enterprise, as well as their reliability (with connections to the epistemological thesis of Scientific Realism), and sometimes with speculations concerning the future of human evolution & cognitive enhancement.

Cosmopolitanism appeals to me most in what comes to understanding identity, values, and morals, and how these bear on world citizenship, the development and education for a global civil society, and democratic forms of vertical and horizontal global governance (with focus on the governance of the commons, environment, and ecological engineering).

I usually accept to review papers on any of these areas.

Áreas de Interesse || Current Research

  1. Scientific Realism
  2. Naturalism
  3. Unity of Science
  4. Relational Metaphysics
  5. Evolution of Cognition
  6. Cosmopolitanism

Situação no CFCUL || Position at the CFCUL

Non-PhD integrated member

 

Grupos de Investigação || Research Groups

Filosofia das Ciências da Natureza (Membro)

Área de Investigação Emergência e Metafísica Relacional (Membro)

 

Linhas Temáticas || Thematic Lines

Unidade da Ciência e Interdisciplinaridade (Membro)

 

 

 

 

Participação em Projectos || Participation in Projects

Philosophical Inter Views (Science-Art-Philosophy Lab)

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Contactos || Contacts

joaopinheiro@hotmail.com

Produção Científica (Selecção) || Scientific Production (Selection)

Publicações || Publications

Livros / Books
  1. (in progress) Evolution & the Sciences and Technologies of Human Enhancement, Springer Series on Interdisciplinary Evolution Research [http://www.springer.com/series/13109],
    Co-editor for this volume.
Actas / Proceedings
  1. (in progress) Proceedings of the Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science. Co-editor.
Publcações Digitais / Digital Publications
  1. 23/09/2016. «Anti-hierarquismos naturalmente violentos ou Pela transformação do H. sapiens» in Caliban – Revista de Letras, Artes e Ideias [https://caliban.pt/] https://revistacaliban.net/anti-hierarquismos-naturalmente-violentos-ou-pela-transforma%C3%A7%C3%A3o-do-h-sapiens-ffd754f5981c

Reuniões Científicas || Scientific Meetings

Colóquios / Colloquia
  1. 22/2/2016. «Two working hypothesis from Evolutionary Epistemology about Truth and Epistemic Justification»
    Event: Philosophy and its Questions, 4th Edition
    Organizing Institution: Post-graduate section of the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon
  2. 24-6/06/2016. «A systems-theoretical approach to Evolutionary Arguments»
    Event: Inaugural Conference of the Eastern European Network for Philosophy of Science, Sofia [https://sites.google.com/site/eastnetworkphilsci/eenps-2016]
  3. 7-9/09/2016. «Is our cognition a successful predictor of the World in virtue of its evolved truth-tropism?»
    Event: 2nd Portuguese Congress of Philosophy.
  4. 14-16/12/2016. «On the internal relation between true contents and their evolutionary success conditions»
    Event: Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science [http://lisbonicpos.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/]
  5. 9-10/02/2017. «Interactivist Biosemantics: Ramsey's Principle Naturalized»
    Event: Oficina de Filosofia Analítica [https://ofanalitica.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/ofa-11-programme-now-available/]
  6. 20-21/04/2017 (accepted) «The Ontic Relational Unity of Science at the Foundations of Epistemic Integrative Pluralism»
    & «Commentary on Barbara Osimani, Jürgen Landes & Roland Poellinger's "Probabilistic Causal Inference through Evidence Amalgamation"»
    Event: The Annual Workshop-Style Meeting of the Nordic Network for the Philosophy of Science, in Copenhagen [https://nnpscience.wordpress.com/meetings/copenhagen-2017/]
  7. 21-26/08/2017 (accepted). «Interactivist Biosemantics: Success Semantics Naturalized»
    Event: The ninth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9) of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (ESAP), in Munich [http://analyticphilosophy.eu/ecap9/]
  8. 06-09/09/2017 (accepted). «Interactivist Biosemantics: Success Semantics Naturalized»
    Event: 17th Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, in Exeter, UK [http://philsci.eu/epsa17]
Workshops
  1. 2/10/2015. «Integrative Pluralism and Ontic Relational Unity of Science»
    Event: International Workshop on Causal Powers and Structural Realism
    Organizing Institution: Research group on Emergence and Relational Metaphysics of the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon.
    Program: cfcul.fc.ul.pt/workshops/CausalPowers2ProgramaCompleto2Out2015.pdf
Comunicações / Talks
  1. 10/11/2015. «Pluralismo Integrativo e Unidade ôntico-relacional da Ciência»
    Event: CFCUL's Permanent Seminar on Philosophy of Science
  2. 15/11/2016. «Truth Fits»
    Event: CFCUL's Permanent Seminar on Philosophy of Science.
  3. 04/02/2017. «On some distinctions of Cosmopolitanism»
    «Intervenant» in the «La justice cosmopolite» seminar of the Collège International de Philosophie [http://www.ciph.org/spip.php?page=activite-detail&idevt=575]
Organização de Eventos / Event Organization
  1. 2/10/2015. Event: International Workshop on Causal Powers and Structural Realism
    Organizing Institution: Research group on Emergence and Relational Metaphysics of the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  2. 7/4/2016. Conferences in Philosophy of Sciences
    Michael Friedman, «Kant on the Mechanical Determination of Quantity of Matter»
    Organizing Institution: Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  3. 14-16/12/2016. Event: Third Lisbon Philosophy of Science International Conference: Contemporary Issues
    Organizing Institution: Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  4. 7/4/2016. Conferences in Philosophy of Sciences
    Michael Friedman, «Kant on the Mechanical Determination of Quantity of Matter»
    Organizing Institution: Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  5. 05/2017 (under preparation). Simpósio «Cosmopolitismo: entre Cultura, Cidadania, e Justiça» [Simposium «Cosmopolitanism: between Culture, Citizenship, and Justice»]
    Organizing Institution: Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon with the support of the Centre for Philosophy of the University of Lisbon and of the Collège International de Philosophie.

Divulgação || Outreach

Imprensa / Press
  1. 1/11/2015. «Interview with Stathis Psillos» (pp.55-71), Kairos, nº14, 2015.
    http://kairos.fc.ul.pt/nr%2014/Interview%20with%20Stathis%20Psillos.pdf
  2. (forthcoming) «Interview with Elliott Sober», Kairos, nº18, 2017.