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NOVA's Philosophy Department has a highly qualified faculty, offers quality graduate and postgraduate training, and its connection to national and international research centers promotes excellence research in the scientific area of ​​Philosophical Studies.

At NOVA FCSH, the Philosophy Department is associated to two research centers, both funded by FCT and classified as "Excellent":

- IFILNOVA - Institute of Philosophy of Nova

- CHAM - Humanities Center

The Department of Philosophy has existed since 1980, the year in which the Degree in Philosophy began. That same year, the Master in Philosophy was also launched, the first to work in Portugal. This led to the Department of Philosophy have trained many of NOVA's philosophy professors, but also of other Portuguese universities. In the last 30 years, the teaching of the Educational Formation Branch in Philosophy has also enabled successive generations of secondary school teachers to be formed.

The New Philosophy Department is proud to have had, over the years, great teachers of philosophy, such as Fernando Gil, José Gil, or Maria Filomena Molder.

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argumentation Social Sciences
Portugal Social Sciences
metaphor Social Sciences
pragmatics Social Sciences
Ludwig Wittgenstein Arts & Humanities
Friedrich Nietzsche Arts & Humanities
democracy Social Sciences
aggressiveness Social Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

La vérité relative. Remarques sur la négation langéenne et postkantienne de la vérité absolue chez Nietzsche

Constâncio, J., 2019, Nietzsche et le relativism. Stellino, P. & Tinland, O. (eds.). Bruxelas: Ousia, p. 69-92 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Conception of Philosophy: A (Post-Kantian) Interpretation of The Gay Science §373

Constâncio, J., 2019, Nietzsche’s Metaphilosophy: : The Nature, Method, and Aims of Philosophy. Loeb, P. S. & Meyer, M. (eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 187-206 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Venturinha, N., 13 Jan 2018, New Essays on Frege: Between Science and Literature. Bengtsson, G., Säätelä, S. & Pichler, A. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 159-175 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophical Investigations

Activities 2014 2018

  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

O bom professor à casa torna

João Nogueira (Organiser), Luís Manuel A. V. Bernardo (Organiser)
11 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

II CHAM International Conference

Alice Caldeira Cabral Santiago Faria (Organiser), Ana Maria Martinho (Organiser), João Luís Lisboa (Organiser), Nunziatella Alessandrini (Organiser), Paulo dos Mártires Lopes Teodoro de Matos (Organiser), Roberta Giannubilo Stumpf (Organiser)
15 Jul 201718 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference