Instituto de Filosofia
Research into the dissemination of Aristotle's works and its influence in Portugal is inseparable from the history of the Aristotelianism's reception in the rest of Europe. By that reason the RG will not isolate Portugal from the remainder of the Western reception of Aristotle. Of equal philosophical importance are the Arabic commentaries translated into Latin, the transformation of the Aristotelian corpus in the main textbook of the Medieval University, the condemnations of some parts of Aristotelianism, as well as the history of medieval averroisms.
Reason, Politics & Society
The group is focused on central areas of Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy: Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, and the dissemination of philosophical thought through Literature. It also focuses on the methodology of research, which is a particularly sensitive topic in current Medieval Philosophy studies.
The core team is composed by specialists in Medieval Philosophy, Medieval Literature and Historiography, and Medieval Art.
Mind, Language & Action
The Research Group focuses on specific questions in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of action. A further goal is to unify ongoing and past projects through continuing work on the history of contemporary philosophy, promoting the convergence of analytic and the non-analytic approaches around questions of mind, language and action.
Roots & Horizons
Em diálogo com alguns autores da tradição filosófica e cultural portuguesa procuraremos antecipar alguns possíveis horizontes do futuro colectivo, verificando em que medida a nossa tradição filosófica e cultural pode propiciar novos paradigmas de pensamento e de existência, contrastantes com o paradigma da civilização tecnológica. A investigação fomentará o diálogo com outras tradições filosóficas e culturais, num esforço de internacionalização, não apenas limitado ao espaço lusófono.
Philosophy of Education and Contemporaneity
The Research Group is focused on ethical dimensions as well as those stemming from the idea of an anthropological practice, that is, from the very realization of the human due to the consequent acceptance of his/her constitutive fallibility as a motivational platform for action. Thus, a reflexive dialogue with the social and human sciences in general and with education in particular will be favored.
Philosophy & Public Space
Main goal: to spatially reposition Philosophy; identifying and critically examining 3 topics, which comprise 3 specific goals, with which Philosophy and Education are confronted today: a) the problematic character of the relations between society, politics and technology; b) the complex reconfiguration of the common; c) the set of problems posed by the urban condition and plural societies