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Pedro Abreu

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, ArgLab, IFL, FCSH-UNL

pedroabreu@fcsh.unl.pt

 

Academic Degrees                                                            

PhD in Philosophy (2018) 

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – New University of Lisbon

Supervisor: Prof. João Sàágua

External Supervisor: Prof. Ernest Lepore.

PhD Dissertation: The Rationalization of Utterances
 

BA in Philosophy (2009)

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – New University of Lisbon
 

BA in Multimedia Design, ESAD, Caldas da Rainha (2003)

 

Research Interests

philosophy of language; theories of meaning and interpretation; semantics and pragmatics; language acquisition

 

Current Research Projects

IFILNOVA - Instituto de Filosofia da Nova - UID/FIL/00183/2013

European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis [APPLY] – 2018-2022, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme – COST ACTION, a European Network led by the FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Member of Working Group 2: Norms of Public Argument: Concepts and Methods.

Ecological reasoning and decision making (TUBITAK/0010/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Member.

Values in Argumentative Discourse (PTDC/MHC-FIL/0521/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Member.

 

Publications

  • Abreu, P. (2019). Temperate Semantic Conventionalism. In Piotr Stalmaszczyk (Editor), Philosophical Insights into Pragmatics (pp. 225–250). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110628937-011
     
  • Abreu. P. The Rationalization of Utterances.  Book under contract with Lexington Books.

 

Conferences Presentations

(2018) Misunderstanding, DIsagreement and Successful Communication

Misunderstanding, Disagreement and Manipulation; IFILNOVA – New University of Lisbon
 

(2018) Davidson and (Standard) Social Semantic Externalism

Discussing Davidson - international colloquium on the philosophy of Donald Davidson; IFILNOVA – New University of Lisbon
 

(2017) Indeterminacy, Underdetermination, and Principle of Charity

PhiLang 2017 - University of Lodz, Poland
 

(2017) The Constitutive Radical Interpretability of Thoughts and Meanings

The Legacy of Donald Davidson, Graduate Conference - York University, Toronto
 

(2016) Rationalization and Convention

Arglab Research Colloquium
 

(2014) Essentially but not Exhaustively Rule-Governed

Prague International Colloquium, Nature of Rules and Normativity

 

(2014) Essentially Rule-Governed within Reasonable Limits

Cracow Workshops in Analytical Philosophy, Normativity of Meaning, Belief and Knowledge 

 

Institutions

IFIL FCSH/NOVA
Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FCSH
UNL
FCT