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Susana Cadilha

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PhD in Ethics and Political Philosophy (2017)

 

 

 

Bio note

I undertook my BA in Philosophy at FLUP - Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, and received my PhD in Ethics and Political Philosophy (2017) from the same institution, before arriving at IFILNOVA as a post-doctoral researcher, currently working at EPLAB (Ethics and Political Philosophy Laboratory). My area of expertise is metaethics and the subject of my doctoral dissertation was the natural foundations of ethics, focusing on the characterization of moral agents and their ethical decision-making processes, in an attempt to assess what naturalistic accounts of morality might contribute to moral philosophy.

Before coming to IFILNOVA, I was Invited Assistant Professor at FLUP - Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, and at Católica Porto Business School (undergraduate courses of Economics and Management) from 2011 to 2015. I was also Guest Researcher at NIEHS – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (North Carolina – EUA), where I was trained in bioethics, focusing on the ethical problems of scientific investigation. I was co-principal investigator of the Project “Conversations on Human Action and Practical Rationality” (funded by FLAD - Fundação Luso-americana para o Desenvolvimento) and Project Fellow of the Project “The Bounds of Judgment - Frege, cognitive agents and human thinkers” (PTDC/FILFIL/109882/2009), funded by FCT. In 2005, I was awarded Eng. António de Almeida Prize and an academic-based scholarship for having graduated with the highest classification.

I teach and write in the areas of ethics, metaethics and philosophy of action, with a special interest in the evolution of morality. I am interested both in questions concerning the range of metaethics, the status of moral judgements and the place, if any, for moral value in the world; as well as cognitive and psychological issues about the nature of an agent capable of morally evaluating actions and states of affairs.

 

Academic expertise and Research Interests

 Ethics and Political Philosophy;  Metaethics; Philosophy of Action; Practical Rationality; Moral psychology; cognitive and evolutionary Psychology.

 

Publications

Books

  • S. Cadilha, O que é agir moralmente? Razão, Natureza e Meta-ética, FLUP - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, 2017. (Doctoral Dissertation)
  • S. Miguens, S. Cadilha, P. Tunhas (eds.), Ser ou Não Ser Kantiano, Lisboa, Edições Colibri, 2015.
  • S. Miguens e S. Cadilha, John McDowell – uma análise a partir da filosofia moral, Lisboa, Edições Colibri, 2014.
  • S. Miguens e S. Cadilha (eds.), Frege e Intérpretes de Frege, Lisboa, Edições Colibri, 2014.
  • C. Mauro, S. Miguens e S. Cadilha (eds.), Conversations on Human Action and Practical Rationality, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
  • S. Miguens e S. Cadilha (eds.), Acção e Ética – Conversas sobre racionalidade prática, Lisboa, Edições Colibri, 2011.
  • C. Mauro, S. Miguens & S. Cadilha (eds.), Mente, Linguagem e Acção – Textos para discussão, Porto: Campo das Letras, 2009.

 

 Book Chapters and Journal Articles (last 3 years)

  • Susana Cadilha, “Meta-Ética”, in A. Marques e A. Santos Campos (coord.), Dicionário de Filosofia Moral e Política, 2ª série, Instituto de Filosofia da Nova, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2018.

  • Susana Cadilha, "John McDowell on practical rationality - is he (really) talking about us?", in Essays on Values and Practical Rationality – Ethical and Aesthetical Dimensions, Peter Lang, 2018.

  • Susana Cadilha, “Naturalização da ética – o que significa?”, in Maria Formosinho e Paulo Jesus (coord.), Ética – indagações e horizontes, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2018.

  • Susana Cadilha, "Judging morally - John McDowell between Kant and Aristotle", Proceedings of the Conference Theories of Judgement and Cognitive Attitudes (Miguens & Martínez, eds.), USC: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2015.
  • Susana Cadilha, “John McDowell e os juízos morais”, in John McDowell - Uma análise a partir da filosofia moral, Lisboa, Colibri, 2014.

 

Scientific posters

  • Susana Cadilha, Why should moral objectivity be threatened by evolutionary explanations of morality? - International Scientific Conference Humboldt-Kolleg – The Limits of Knowledge, 2017.

 

Dissemination/press articles

  • Susana Cadilha e Carlos Mauro, "Ética para Humanos - a ética e a ciência comportamental", Jornal Porto 24, Dezembro/2016.

Events

All Events

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

March 20, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

March 06, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

António Marques, What We Owe to Each Other (excerpt)

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

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

Nietzsche and Antiquity

Culturelab Workshop 1/2019

January 23, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 4

with Emily Wardill and Michael Marder

December 17, 2018

Manuel Garcia Carpintero's talk - 14 December, 2PM - Auditorio Aud. 001, Edif Torre A, Piso -1

Singular Reference in Fictional Discourse?

December 14, 2018

3rd NOVA Doctoral Conference in Epistemology

Knowledge, Morality and Society

December 05, 2018

Topografias Imaginárias /5

A cidade como estúdio | 5 a 8 de dezembro…

December 05, 2018

Chrysi Rapanta, 4 Dec 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Bewilderment as a predictor of different…

December 04, 2018

António Guerreiro, A gramática generativa da cidade

CultureLab | Fragmentação e Reconfiguração: a experiência da cidade

November 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Filipe Faria, "The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory"

November 21, 2018

The Mechanistic Approach in Biology and Cognition (Inter-University workshop), 9h-19h, 20th Nov

An Inter-University Workshop held on the 20th of November organised…

November 20, 2018

Jornada de estudos sobre Giacomo Leopardi

Jornada de estudos sobre Giacomo Leopardi

November 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"

November 07, 2018

I-Debate - EUROPE FOR CITIZENS

Event organized by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the…

October 29, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Javier de Prado Salas, "Moral Testimony"

October 24, 2018

Perspectives on Nietzsche's Nihilism

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

October 10, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions

October 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 3

with Maria Augusta Ramos and Patricia Mourão

September 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 2

with Alberto Toscano and Simon Thompson

July 10, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 1

with Renee Green and Ute Holl

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 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

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 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