António Pedro Mesquita

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Professional Category:
Associate Professor

António Pedro Mesquita is a professor at the Department of Philosophy and a researcher at the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon.

His research interests are mainly in ancient philosophy, particularly metaphysics, philosophy of language and theory of science. However, he has also worked in contemporary Portuguese political thought and didactics of philosophy.

He has published primarily on Plato, Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition, and on Portuguese political thought from the XVIIIth to the XXth century.

Since 2002, he has been leading a project aiming at translating into Portuguese all of the works attributed to Aristotle, including not only the set of works included in the Bekker edition plus the Athenian Constitution, but also all the fragments attributed to Aristotle’s lost works and the apocryphal works in circulation under Aristotle’s name in later ages, such as The Book of Causes and the Secret of Secrets. These translations are currently being published in Portugal (by the Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda) and Brazil (by Editora Martins Fontes), twelve of them being already available.




Selected Publications

(A) Books

  • Mesquita, A. P., Ensaios Sergianos e Outros Estudos Convergentes, Lisboa, Esfera do Caos, 2013, 168 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Varia Antiqua. Estudos de Filosofia Antiga, Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, 2011, 238 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Salazar na História Política do seu Tempo. Um Estudo Ideográfico sobre o Perfil Doutrinário do Regime Salazarista, Lisboa, Editorial Caminho, 2007, 326 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Liberalismo, Democracia e o Contrário. Um Século de Pensamento Político em Portugal (1820-1930), Lisboa, Sílabo, 2006, 210 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Vida de Aristóteles, Lisboa, Sílabo, 2006, 238 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., O Pensamento Político Português no Século XIX. Uma Síntese Histórico-Crítica, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, 2006, 570 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Introdução Geral às Obras Completas de Aristóteles, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, 2005, 750 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Aspectos Disputados da Filosofia Aristotélica, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, 2004, 397 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Platão e o Problema da Existência, Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, 2003, 198 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Homem, Sociedade e Comunidade Política. O Pensamento Filosófico de Matias Aires, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, 1998, 181 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., O Fédon de Platão, Lisboa, Texto Editora, 1995 (5ª Edição: 2004), 95 pp.
  • Mesquita, A. P., Reler Platão. Ensaio sobre a Teoria das Ideias, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda, 1995, 389 pp.

(B) Papers in International Journals with Referee and Collective Works

  • Mesquita, A. P., “Aristotle on Predication”, Philosophy and Logic of Predication, ed. Piotr Stalmaszczyk, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 2017, pp. 25-51.
  • Mesquita, A. P.,  “Aspasians Infidelities. On Aspasius’ Philosophical Background (EN I)”, Apeiron. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, 49, 2016, pp. 229-259.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “Ei Estin. Des hypothèses d’existence chez Aristote ?”, Revue de Philosophie Ancienne, 33, 2015, pp. 129-172.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “Individual Substances and Individual Accidents in Aristotle’s Categories 2”, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, 71 (2-3), 2015, pp. 399-422.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “A Tradição Peripatética no Livro V de Diógenes Laércio”, Dos Homens e Suas Ideias: Estudos sobre as Vidas de Diógenes Laércio, ed. Delfim Leão, Gabriele Cornelli e Miriam C. Peixoto, Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2013, pp. 155-176.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “Plato’s Eleaticism in the Sophist: the Doctrine of Non-Being”, Plato’s Sophist Revisited, ed. B. Bossi e T. M. Robinson, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2013, pp. 175-186.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “Aristotle on Knowledge and Ignorance. An Exercise on the Role of Nous in Perception and Science”, La Psychologie d’Aristote, ed. C. Rossitto, Paris – Bruxelles, Librarie Philosophique J. Vrin – Éditions Ousia, 2012, pp. 131-143.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “On the Alleged Platonism of Aristotle: A Textual Digression on a Couple of Aristotle’s Juvenilia”, Studies on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, ed. C. Rossitto, Lecce, Edizioni di Storia della Tradizione Aristotelica, 2011, pp. 59-79.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “Deontology and Clinical Practice in Hippocrates: From His Time to Ours”, Greek Philosophy and the Issues of Our Age, I, ed. K. Boudouris e Maria Adam, Athens, Ionia Publications, 2009, pp. 133-145.
  • Mesquita, A. P., “Ciencia y opinión en Aristóteles”, Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 117/118, 2008, pp. 129-136.