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.
Non-PhD integrated member
Filosofia das Ciências da Natureza (Membro)
Área de Investigação Emergência e Metafísica Relacional (Membro)