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Luís Miguel Simões is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the Nova University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Venturinha. He was awarded a PhD studentship by FCT, and in Ifilnova he is a researcher at EPLab. He earned a 4-year BA (1996), a 2-year Post-Graduation (MA curricular programme) (1998), and a 4-year MA with thesis (2008), all in Philosophy and from the University of Lisbon. At the latter he was also an associated member of the Centre of Philosophy (1996-2004). He was assistant lecturer at the University of Beira Interior, as well as an associated member of its Institute of Practical Philosophy (2005-09). He was a visiting researcher at the University of Aberdeen (June-August 2017) and at the University of Oxford (September-December 2017).

Research interests

He has worked mainly on Philosophy of Knowledge, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy, particularly in the Early Modern and the Contemporary Periods. His current research interests include also Political Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion. His PhD thesis addresses the philosophies of knowledge of Hume (A Treatise of Human Nature), Wittgenstein (On Certainty) and Rawls (Political Liberalism), as well as their connections to anthropological, ethical, political, or religious issues.



Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Master, Universidade de Lisboa

1 Oct 20024 Jul 2008

Award Date: 4 Jul 2008

Philosophy, Bachelor, Universidade de Lisboa

1 Oct 199130 Sep 1996

Award Date: 30 Sep 1996

External positions

Assistant Lecturer, Universidade da Beira Interior

1 Sep 200530 Sep 2009


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Hume, Moral and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Knowledge and Metaphysics


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