António Lopes

Academic Degree:
PhD
Professional Category:
Postdoctoral fellow
I completed my Licenciatura (BA) and PhD at the University of Lisbon, with a dissertation on the concept of authenticity in the performance of musical works. During my PhD studies, I was a visiting scholar at Southampton University (under Aaron Ridley) and Maryland University (under Jerrold Levinson). My main research interests are in Aesthetics, with special interests in art interpretation, aesthetic relativism, realism about aesthetic value, and particularly the philosophy of classical Western music, musical performance and music criticism. I also work at the intersection of philosophy and musicology. I have published articles in Portuguese periodicals, and also in the BSA Postgraduate Online Journal of Aesthetics, and co-authored two high-school level philosophy textbooks. Besides thinking about, and compulsively listening to, music, I also write and make some, as a pianist and choral singer. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon, a member of the LanCog Group, and of the Board of the Portuguese Philosophical Society.

Selected Publications

Book

O Valor de um Bach Autêntico; um Estudo sobre o Conceito de Autenticidade na Execução de Obras Musicais, Lisboa, Gulbenkian, 2010.

Papers
• (2016) “A Crítica Filosófica do Atonalismo Serial: Alcance e Limites”, Arte e Filosofia, Revista da Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, n.21, p. 14-40.
• (2014) “O Valor da Arte”, Compêndio em Linha de Problemas de Filosofia Analítica, João Branquinho e Ricardo Santos, (eds.), Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/15637
• (2013) “Ontologia da Arte”, Compêndio em Linha de Problemas de Filosofia Analítica, João Branquinho e Ricardo Santos, (eds.), Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa.; URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/10855
• (2012) “Relativo ma non troppo: de novo a favor da Objectividade na Execução Musical”, Disputatio 4 (34): 739-753.
• (2006) “Relativismo na Avaliação de Execuções Musicais”, Philosophica (Revista do Departamento de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa), 27.
• (2006) “Music Lessons: what the philosophy of music can teach us about nominalism”; in Sofia Miguens, J. A. Pinto and C. Mauro (eds.), Actas do 2º Encontro Nacional de Filosofia Analítica, Universidade do Porto.
• (2005) “Musical Works and Performance Evaluation”, Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics (British Society of Aesthetics), Special Issue: Philosophy of Music, 2(2), 76-86. [www.pjaesthetics.org/index.php/pjaesthetics/article/view/34]
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