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Giovanni Damele

Vice-Director of IFILNOVA

EPLab Researcher

Auxiliary Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio Note

Giovanni Damele (Ph.D. Università di Torino, Turin, 2006) works as a researcher and auxiliary professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His main fields of academic interest include philosophy of law, philosophy of politics, argumentation theory and rhetoric. He is particularly interested in legal argumentation and, more in general, in the persuasive and strategic dimension of practical argumentation. From this point of view, his interests cover all aspects connected with legal argumentation, including philosophy and history of law, political philosophy, history of political thought, law and literature, law and economics, judicial rhetoric.

 

Academic Expertise and Research interests

Political Philosophy (modern and contemporary political philosophy: political realism, liberalism, contractualism); Philosophy of Law (legal positivism, legal realism); Rhetoric (legal rhetoric, political rhetoric)

 

Publications (selected)

Books

  • Damele, G. Herdy, R. Nogueira de Brito, M. Moniz Lopes, P. Silva Sampaio, J. (eds.) (2019). The Role of Legal Argumentation and Human Dignity in Constitutional Courts. Frankfurt: Franz Steiner (Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie – Beihefte). ISBN 978-3-515-12248-1

  • Damele, G. Rodrigues, M.G.S. Pinto, R. (eds.) (2018). Argumentação à Luz da Racionalidade e da Emoção. Coimbra: Grácio Editor. ISBN 978-989-54215-3-4.

  • Damele G. (2008), Retorica e persuasione nelle teorie dell'argomentazione giuridica. Genova: ECIG. ISBN 978-88-7544-143-2

Journal Articles

  • Damele, G. (2019). Argumentative Hypocrisy and Constituent Debates: the Italian Case. “Ethics, Politics and Society”, 2: 203-219.

  • Bonino, G. & Damele, G. (2018). Divergenze teoriche e vite parallele. Gustav Bergmann, Hans Kelsen e la teoria pura del diritto. "Quaderni Fiorentini per la storia del pensiero giuridico moderno", 47: 507-539

  • Damele, G. (2017). Vincoli di mandato dei parlamentari e carattere democratico dei partiti. Spunti a partire dall’articolo 160 della Costituzione portoghese. "Forum di Quaderni Costituzionali" (Rassegna 5/2017)

  • Damele, G. (2017). La parabola della rappresentanza: Dal paradigma liberale all’elettore post-moderno. "Spazio Filosofico", 19: 93-102

  • Damele, G. & Pallante, F. (2016). Argomentazione, negoziazione e persuasione nei processi costituenti. "Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio": 89-102

  • Damele, G. (2014). As origens não são (apenas) um mito. O argumento “psicológico”: entre a letra da lei e a vontade do legislador. “O Direito”, 146.º, IV: pp. 943-958

  • Damele, G. (2014). Notas sobre o papel da retórica nas teorias da argumentação jurídica. “Revista Brasileira de Filosofia”, vol. 240: 222-238

  • Damele, G. (2014). La ruche. Une "métaphore vive" du discours politique. “Philosophy Today”, Vol. 58, 4: 679-695

  • Macagno, F. & Damele. G. (2013). The Dialogical Force of Implicit Premises: Presumptions in Enthymemes. “Informal Logic” 33 (3): 365-393.

Book chapters

  • Damele, G. Pallante, F. (2018). Arguing, bargaining and persuading in constituent processes. In António Marques, João Sàágua (eds.), Essays on Values and Practical Rationality – Ethical and Aesthetical Dimensions. Bern, Peter Lang: 231-250.

  • Damele, G. (2016). Adventures of a metaphor: apian imagery and the history of political thought. In E. Gola-F. Ervas (eds.),  Metaphor and Communication. Amsterdam-Philadelphia, John Benjamins: 173-188.

  • Damele, G. (2016). A interpretação originalista. Prós e contras. In D. Dimoulis (ed.), A  relevância prática da teoria do direito. Belo Horizonte, Arraes: 163-173.

  • Damele, G. (2016). The Bearable Ambiguity of the Constitutional Text. Arguing, Bargaining and Persuading in The Italian Constituent Assembly. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewinski, Argumentation and Reasoned Action (Vol. I). Milton Keynes, College Publications: 75-91

  • Macagno, F., & Damele, G. (2015). The Hidden Acts of Definition in Law - Statutory Definitions and Burden of Persuasion. In M. Araszkiewicz & K. Pleszka (Eds.), Logic in the Theory and Practice of Lawmaking. Cham, Springer: 225–251.

  • Damele, G. (2014). Analogia Legis and Analogia Iuris: An Overview from a Rhetorical Perspective. In H. J. Ribeiro (ed.), Systematic Approaches to Argument by Analogy. Dodrecht, Springer: 243-256

  • Damele, G. (2013). Legal Certainty in Europe. The Legal Pluralism and the Argumentative Practices of the European Court of Justice. In G. De Angelis, P. Barcelos (eds.), The Charter of Fundamental Rights: Its Implementation and Political Meaning, Ten Years Later. Frankfurt, Peter Lang: 157-172.

  • Damele, G. Macagno, F. (2012). The dialogical force of implicit premises. Presumptions in legal enthymemes. In Araszkiewicz, M., et al. (eds.), Argumentation 2012. Brno: Masarykova UP: 41-53

  • Damele, G. et al. (2011). On Legal Argumentation Techniques: Towards a Systematic Approach. In M.A. Biasiotti-S. Faro (eds.), From Information to Knowledge. On Line Access to Legal Information Methodologies, Trends and Perspectives. Amsterdam-Berlin-Tokio-Washington D.C., IOS Press: 105-118

  • Damele, G. (2011). Rhetoric and Persuasive Strategies in High Courts’ Decisions. Some remarks on the recent decisions of the Portuguese Tribunal Constitutional and the Italian Corte Costituzionale on same-sex marriage. In Araszkiewicz, M. et al. (eds.), Argumentation 2011. Brno: Masarykova UP: 81-93

Events

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Dina Mendonça 8 July, 2020

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Why the Situated…

July 08, 2020

Summer School 2020

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July 06, 2020

Roundtable discussion for the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Phil Cole's "Philosophies of Exclusion"

With Philip Cole

June 17, 2020

Gloria Andrada (w/Robert Clowes), 3 June, 2020, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Transparency in Extended…

June 02, 2020

Seminar with Sara Constança

CultureLab | Art of Living

March 18, 2020

Two-day Masterclass on Wittgenstein’s Epistemology of Religion

ERB Masterclass 2020

February 26, 2020

Kant Reading Group

Tiago Sousa, "Designs À La Grecque"

February 21, 2020

Phenomenological Approaches to Intersubjectivity and Values

Book launch with Prof. António de Castro Caeiro

February 21, 2020

Fabrizia Garavaglia, 19 February, 2020, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | A situated approach…

February 19, 2020

Florian Franken Figueiredo, 14 Feb 2020, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium

February 14, 2020

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

L. Miguel Simões, "Political Treatise"

February 12, 2020

Seminar with Hélder Telo

CultureLab | Art of Living

February 12, 2020

Aristophanes on the Birth of Tragedy of F. Nietzsche

Lisbon Nietzsche Group Seminar + 2nd Semester Opening Lesson with…

February 11, 2020

CINEMA 12 CFP: IMAGES OF THE REAL. PHILOSOPHY AND DOCUMENTARY FILM

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image welcomes submissions…

February 11, 2020

Abraham Sapién, 22 January, 2020, 12.00h to 13.00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | The Structure of…

January 22, 2020

Nietzsche Seminar with Robert B. Pippin

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

January 20, 2020

Seminar with Antonio Cardiello

CultureLab | Art of Living

January 20, 2020

Kant Reading Group

Sílvia Bento, "Freedom as the 'Keystone' to the Vault of…

January 17, 2020

Scaling Up the Bayesian Brain

ArgLab Conference

January 08, 2020

Kant Reading Group

Ana Falcato, "Shame and Autonomy"

December 20, 2019

DISARGUE Workshop 19-20 Dec 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DISCURSIVE MANAGEMENT OF POLITICAL DISAGREEMENT

December 19, 2019

O Cinema na Fronteira: Passagens entre Ficção e Documentário

Seminário Rial

December 18, 2019

Conference Translation and the Urban Landscape: the Afterlife of the Arcades

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

December 13, 2019

Hili Razinsky, 11 December, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Interpersonal communication and…

December 11, 2019

Seminar with Jorge Viesenteiner

CultureLab | Art of Living & Lisbon Nietzsche Group

December 11, 2019

Herman Cappelen, 6 December 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | Conceptual Engineering: Under our Control?

December 06, 2019

Pragmatism as a Way of Life

Art of Living International Workshop /2

December 02, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Martín Fleitas, "Kant's Conception of Inner Value"

November 29, 2019

EpLab Masterclass Series

Martín Fleitas, "Notes for a normative-constitutivist approach to the problem…

November 29, 2019

Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diana Neiva apresenta “O cinema e as experiências mentais filosóficas”

November 26, 2019

The Last Systematic Philosopher - A retrospective on Jürgen Habermas

An international workshop

November 21, 2019

Conferência de Paulo Reyes: Pensar a cidade como projecto

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

November 20, 2019

Dima Mohammed, 15 Nov 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Discursive depoliticisation: From argumentation to explanation"

November 15, 2019

Lançamento do livro "Rostos do Si: Autobiografia, Confissão Terapia"

CultureLab | Art of Living

November 14, 2019

Seminar with Kai Whiting

CultureLab | Art of Living

November 13, 2019

Kant | atitudes, experiências, valores

Colóquio internacional

November 07, 2019

Rob Vinten, 6 Nov, 2019, 12.00h to 13.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Wittgenstein, Buddhism, and…

November 06, 2019

“But I saw something that others did not see”

International Colloquium on the encounter between the work of Werner…

November 06, 2019

Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diogo Nóbrega apresentará Figura. Política e Ontologia. O movimento do…

November 05, 2019

Robert Clowes is a keynote speaker at the 4th Avant Conference

4th Avant Conference 2019

October 24, 2019

Seminar with Daniele Lorenzini

CultureLab | Art of Living

October 17, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Inês Salgueiro, "From Hume to Kant via Wittgenstein"

October 11, 2019

Vito Evola, 11 October 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "More than words: Worldmaking and stancetaking…

October 11, 2019

Nietzsche&Nihilism | Double Seminar Session

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

October 10, 2019

Conferência “Fotografia, História e Arquivo”

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

October 09, 2019

O corpo na arte e na filosofia tropicalistas: os triunfos e desafios do modernismo brasileiro até agora

CultureLab

October 08, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Sofia Miguens - "I, Me, Mine - Back to Kant,…

September 27, 2019

Seminar with Lúcia Schneider Hardt & Rosâni Cunha

CultureLab | Art of Living

September 23, 2019

Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a Nihilistic Age

International Conference on Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a…

September 19, 2019

Workshop - Nihilism and Values

Encontros do grupo de estudo sobre Nietzsche

September 18, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Jeff McMahan - "Future People, Climate Change, and War"

September 12, 2019

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

International Conference THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

September 10, 2019

Seminário Nietzsche

Leituras Contemporâneas. Nietzsche na Espanha

September 09, 2019

7ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

André Silva Santos apresenta Moses und Aron (Straub-Huillet, 1975) e…

July 23, 2019

Kant Reading Group

António Marques, "Kant against the Animals"

July 19, 2019

1st International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World

Co-organized by Ifilnova | CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema &…

July 09, 2019

1st Film Program on Lives in Transition: Exodus | Migrations | Exile

Co-organized by CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema & Philosophy, EPLab…

July 08, 2019

The Art of Feeling: Emotions Across Disciplines and Genres

Art of Living International Workshop/1

July 01, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Olivier Chassaing, "The Expressive Function of Punishment"

June 26, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Linhas de fuga da comunidade estética e…

June 21, 2019

Kant Reading Group

Nuria Sánchez Madrid, "Oeuvre de l'Art et Oeuvre d'Art"

June 21, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Per Algander, "Needing and Necessity"

June 05, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Regina Queiroz, "European Liberalisms: An Essay in Comparative Political Thought"

May 23, 2019

Art of Living

Culturelab Workshop 3/2019

May 22, 2019

O que é o Arquivo? Laboratório 3: cidade / arquivo

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 15, 2019

Dina Mendonça, 15 May, 2019, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Why Immersion is…

May 15, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | Bruno C. Duarte e Nuno Fonseca

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 14, 2019

Nietzsche&Nihilism Project Seminar

Carlotta Santini, "Nihilism and Mithology The Case of Nietzsche"

May 13, 2019

Jorge Durán Solórzano, 7 May 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Competing narratives for change"

May 07, 2019

Ruas de Sentido Único - Programa de Rádio

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 03, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Roberto Merrill, "Ethically justifiable? Free riding versus fair shares"

May 02, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Dina Mendonça, "Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings"

April 17, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | Bartholomew Ryan e Gianfranco Ferraro

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 11, 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

April 10, 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

Theory and Practice of global governance: topical issues

April 05, 2019

3ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diego Hoefel apresenta "Reinvenções Dramatúrgicas do Melodrama no Cinema Contemporâneo:…

April 02, 2019

Catástrofe e deterioração

Culturelab Workshop 2/2019

March 27, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Luís Miguel Simões, "The Double Mouvement in Polanyi and Hayek:…

March 20, 2019

Seminário Permanente de Pensamento Antigo

CultureLab | Ars Vivendi

March 15, 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Why replication is your problem, too"

March 12, 2019

Robert Clowes, Postponed To be Re-Arranged

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Postponed

March 07, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Jorge Gonçalves, "A Darwinian Dilemma for Realist Theories of Value"

March 06, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

February 28, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

February 21, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 2. Arquivo e Atlas: João Oliveira Duarte e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

February 20, 2019

A catarse em Nietzsche

Aula/Palestra do prof. Ernani Chaves (Univ. Federal do Pará)

February 14, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

February 06, 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

February 05, 2019

Arte e Tradução

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 29, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"

January 23, 2019

Figuras Conceptuais da Fragmentação e Reconfiguração | 1. Colecção e Memória: Maria João Gamito e Claudio Rozzoni

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 22, 2019

2nd ERB Project Lecture

Wagner Teles de Oliveira

January 14, 2019

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

December 10, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH