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Dina Mendonça

 

Post-Doctoral Research

ORCID # 0000-0001-6757-2327

 

Email: mendonca.emotion@gmail.com

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Dina Mendonça

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio Note

Dina Mendonça (Ph.D. University of South Carolina, USA, 2003) researches on Philosophy of Emotions and Philosophy for Children at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her current research is focused on the application the Situated Approach to Emotions, which takes emotions as dynamic and active situational occurrences (Mendonça 2012) to Ethics and Decision Making. This research of Deweyan inspiration aims at elaborating a critical interpretation of the philosophy of emotions clarifying different methodological and philosophical approaches to emotions, as well as identifying the key issues and problems for emotion (for example, paradox of Fiction, shared emotions, etc.) and further complexities of our emotional world (for example, variability of valence of emotion, meta-emotional processes, etc.) (Mendonça 2013, 2014). She is the author of several papers on emotion theory and, in addition, promotes and creates original material for application of philosophy to all schooling stages, and as an aid in the creative processes.  Being the author of the book “Brincar a Pensar? Manual de Filosofia para Crianças” (Toying with thinking? Manual of Philosophy for Children), which is the outcome of three years work with Kindergarden teacher Maria João Lourenço, she has worked with many different educational settings such as doing sessions in Escola Voz do Operário (2005-2012), Escola Criativa with Serviço Cultural e Educativo of Câmara de Cascais (2006-2014); Project 10x10 in Gulbenkian (2012-2014).

 

Academic Expertise and Research interests

Philosophy of Emotions, Philosophy of Mind, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy for Children

 

Publications (selected list)

Books

  • Brincar a Pensar – Manual de Filosofia para Crianças para o Pré-escolar.(Playing with Thinking, A Manual for Philosophy for Children) Lisboa: Plátano, 2011.

 

Journal Articles

  • "Situating Moods" (DOI: 10.1007/s11406-017-9844-x) Philosophia (submitted June 2016, accepted March 2017) 
  • Representation Redux: Is there still a useful role for representation to play in the context of embodied, dynamicist and situated theories of mind? (with Robert Clowes) New Ideas in Psychology, Available online 1 May 2015, Volume 40, Part A, January 2016, pp. 26-47
  • "Emotions about Emotions” Emotion Review vol.5, No.4 (October 2013) 1-7
  •  “Acrasia, Empatia e autoconhecimento” (Acrasy, Empathy and self knowledge) Actas do 5º Simpósio do Serviço de Psiquaitria do Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE, “Afectos, Emoções e Cognições”, Logos, Revista do Serviço de Psiquiatria do Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE, Junho 2013, Vol. 11 – nº1, pp. 26-36.
  • “Existential Feelings – How Cinema Makes Us Feel Alive” Cinema - Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image http://cjpmi.ifl.pt/3-contents
  • “The Experimental Solution for the paradox of Fiction and the Paradox of Tragedy” Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics (Vol.4, 2012, pp. 331-348)
  • Pattern of Sentiment-following a Deweyan suggestion” Transactions of Charles Peirce Society, Vol 48, NO. 2 Spring 2012, pp. 209-227)
  • “Let’s talk about emotions” Thinking – The Journal of Philosophy for Children, Volume 19, Number 2 & 3, pp. 57-63, 2008.
     

 

Book chapters

  • “What can Schizophrenia teaches us about emotions?” in Schizophrenia and Common Sense (eds. Jorge Gonçalves, Inês Hipólito, João G. Pereira, (Springer, 2018)
  • "The Plural Role of Emotions in Ethics” (with J. Sàágua) in IFILNOVA Yearbook (Bern: Peter Lang, 2017, pp. 53-70)
  • “Pergunta como força criativa” (Ed. Maria de Assis, Elisabete Xavier Gomes, Judith Silva Pereira, Ana Luisa Oliveira Pires) 10x10. Ensaios entre Arte e Educação. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian 2017, pp. 38-39.
  • "Chapter 15: Thinking as a community: Reasonableness and Emotions" (with Magda Costa Carvalho) In The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children (eds. Maughn Gregory, Joanna Haynes and Karin Murris) (Routledge 2016, pp.127-134)
  • "Emotions and Akratic Feelings - Insights into Morality through Emotions" in Morality and Emotion: (Un)conscious Journey to Being (ed. Sara Silva) (Routledge 2016, pp. 49-60)
  • "Seduction and Surprise - sharing invisible emotions for commitment" in Seduction in Popular Culture, Psychologly, and Philosophy  (Constantino Pereira Martins and Manuel José Damásio, eds.) (IGIGlobal, 2016, pp. 188-205)
  • “The Headscarf Debate: Surprise and Meta-Emotions in Argumentation” Philosophy of Science in the 21th Century-Challenges and Tasks. (ed. Olga Pombo and Gil Santos) Colecção Documenta, CFCUL, 2016, pp. 113-138
  • “Feelings and the Self” in Philosophical Perspectives on Self  (editors Fonseca, João & Gonçalves, Jorge) série “Lisbon Philosophical Studies (2015) Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers, pp. 101-118
  • “Timing: Apuramento da experiência do tempo através das distorções temporais das emoções e do Cinema”, (Timing: refinement of experience through time and time distortions in emotions and Cinema) Livro Projecto Filme e Filosofia, (ed. João Mário Grilo e Irene Aparicio), Lisboa: Edições Colibri, (2013) pp. 105-116.
  • “Absolutely Positively Feeling that Way and More – Paradox of Fiction and Alexander’s Stories” in Philosophy and Children's Literature (editor Peter Costello) Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012, pp. 41-62.
  • “The Role of Details. How Emotions appear in Analogies and Analogies Maintain Feelings” in Expressões de Analogia – Actas do Congresso, Lisboa: Edições Colibri, 2011, pp. 279-286.
  • “Normas Emocionais” (Emotional Norms) Mente, Linguagem e Acção – Textos para Discussão, Lisboa: Campo de Letras – Editores, S.A, pp.73-82, 2009

 

Project submission short description

Philosophy for Children and the Dawn of Moral Intuition: Values and Reasons in Rationality and Reasonability

The project develops research in the field of Ethics in Philosophy for Children showing how the philosophical field greatly contributes to ethical development of citizens because the methodology enables growth in argumentative skills by promoting critical thinking embedded in an ethical dimension as well as establishing a solid interconnectedness between Philosophy for Children and Argumentative Theory.

Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a Nihilistic Age

International Conference on Gratuitous Violence & Free Will in a…

19 de Setembro de 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

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

12 de Setembro de 2019

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Conferência Internacional THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

10 de Setembro de 2019

7ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

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

23 de Julho de 2019

Kant Reading Group

António Marques, "Kant against the Animals"

19 de Julho de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Olivier Chassaing, "The Expressive Function of Punishment"

26 de Junho de 2019

EPLab Masterclass Series

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

21 de Junho de 2019

Kant Reading Group

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

21 de Junho de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Per Algander, "Needing and Necessity"

05 de Junho de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

23 de Maio de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

02 de Maio de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

17 de Abril de 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

10 de Abril de 2019

3ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

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

02 de Abril de 2019

Seminário Permanente de Pensamento Antigo

CultureLab | Art(s) of Living

15 de Março de 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

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

12 de Março de 2019

Robert Clowes, Postponed To be Re-Arranged

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Postponed

07 de Março de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

06 de Março de 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

28 de Fevereiro de 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

21 de Fevereiro de 2019

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

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

20 de Fevereiro de 2019

A catarse em Nietzsche

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

14 de Fevereiro de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

06 de Fevereiro de 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

05 de Fevereiro de 2019

Arte e Tradução

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

29 de Janeiro de 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

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

23 de Janeiro de 2019

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

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

22 de Janeiro de 2019

2nd ERB Project Lecture

Wagner Teles de Oliveira

14 de Janeiro de 2019

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

10 de Dezembro de 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

06 de Junho de 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

29 de Maio de 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

23 de Maio de 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

16 de Maio de 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

04 de Maio de 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

31 de Janeiro de 2018

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

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

18 de Outubro de 2017

Instituições

FCT
FCSH