From Grooming to Speaking


Accommodation and travel

Participants are advised to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The University of Lisbon is very close to both the airport and the city center. From the airport, or from the city center, a taxi ride to the university will maximally cost 10 euro, and it will take about 10-15 minutes.

Public transport is very cheap, and we especially recommend the subway for travelling inside the city. The airport does not have a subway station, but provides public buses that drop you off in the city center.

When you book your hotel, choose locations close to the city center, and opt for staying in areas or near sights such as: Rossio, Marquis de Pombal, Chiado, Restauradores, Jardim Zoologico (the Zoo), Praca d' Espanha, Gulbenkian, Campo Pequeno. All are located at maximally 20 minutes away from the university.

Avoid Cascais, Costa da Caparica, Ericeira, Estoril, Sesimbra and Sintra. These are regions that are part of great Lisbon, and require 1 to 2 hours of travel (from university or the center). Inside the city, avoid places such as Pavilhão Atlântico, Oceanarium, Belem, Carcavelos, because traffic can get tight, and so these regions are at least 30 minutes away from university. All are beautiful sites for sightseeing though.

Useful links

Lisbon airport

Transport from and to the center, by bus or taxi

Lisbon's center for tourism


The university's metro stop is called Campo grande, and is part of the green and yellow line.



See bigger map

Organized by the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon

The conference will be held at the Auditorium of the FFCUL | Edifício C1 - Piso3, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Directions to the campus

Scientific committee

- Rod Bennison, CEO Minding Animals International

- Rudie Botha, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and University of Leiden, the Netherlands

- Massimiliano L. Cappuccio, United Arab Emirates University, The United Arab Emirates

- Daniel Dor, Tel Aviv University, Israel

- Luc Faucher, UQAM, Candada

- Nathalie Gontier, Free University of Brussels, Belgium (chair)

- David Leavens, University of Sussex, UK

- Robert Lickliter, Florida International University, US

- Jorge M.L. Marques da Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal

- Mark Nelissen, University of Antwerp, Belgium

- Eugenia Ramirez Goicoechea, UNED, Spain

- Emanuele Serrelli, University of Milan, Italy

- Chris Sinha, Lund University, Sweden

- James Steele, University College London, UK

- Ian Tattersall, American Museum of Natural History, NY

- Natalie Uomini, University of Liverpool, UK

- Arie Verhagen, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

- Luis Vicente, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Organizing committee

- Nathalie Gontier (chair), Dutch Free University of Brussels, Belgium

- Marco Pina, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal

- Olga Pombo, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Questions on the program:

Nathalie Gontier

Questions on practicalities (travel, registration, lodging):

Ricardo Santos

Questions on the website:

Márcia Belchior

Important Dates

Deadline abstract submission

June 30th, 2012

Notification of acceptance

July 15th, 2012

Registration Deadline

August 15th, 2012


September 10-12, 2012


Will be made available in August, 2012.

Abstracts of the plenary lectures are available here.

Social events

The conference dinner will be held on September 10th, 2012, at the Fábrica de Braço de Prata, Rua de Fábrica de material de Guerra, Lisbon.


Registration fees:

We kindly remind you to pay the conference dinner.

Register here.