Before studying Philosophy, I have studied Modern Languages and Literatures (Portuguese and French) and Literary Theory. I work mainly in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, in connection with metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. I am interested in making aesthetics more mainstream in analytic philosophy by making it more rigorous and by discussing issues with connections with (other) core areas in philosophy. I also have an interest in metaphilosophy and in central debates about realism, properties, and truth. I have lectured at the University of Algarve and the University of Lisbon and I also taught at Cardinal Newman College in Preston, UK. My first book, Aesthetic Realism, has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan (2019).
2019 Aesthetic Realism. Palgrave Macmillan.
2019 ‘Why it is worth answering ontological questions’. Forma de Vida (16), May 2019. Available at https://formadevida.org/imoraisfdv16
2006 ‘Interpretação literária e intenção’. In S. Miguens, J.A. Pinto & C.E.E. Mauro (eds.), Analyses: Proceedings of the 2nd National Meeting for Analytic Philosophy (ENFA 2 October 2004), 315-321. Oporto: Departamento de Filosofia (FLUP). Available at https://ler.letras.up.pt/uploads/ficheiros/6996.pdf
2017 Review of David Konstan, Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea. Oxford: Oxford University Press. In Forma de Vida, Recensões, no. 88, 8th February. Available at https://formadevida.org/recensoes/88-david-konstan-2014-beauty-ines-morais
2017 Review (II) of Peter Kivy, The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature. Oxford: Blackwell. In Forma de Vida, Recensões, no. 84, 11th January. Available at https://formadevida.org/recensoes/84-peter-kivy-2006-the-performanceof-reading-ines-morais
2014 Review of Christy Mag Uidhir, Art and Art-Attempts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. In Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. VI, November. Available at http://www.disputatio.letras.ulisboa.pt/wpcontent/uploads/2014/11/Morais_Art-and-Art-Attempts-by-Uidhir.pdf
2010 Review (I) of Peter Kivy, The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature. In Disputatio: International Journal of Philosophy, Vol.III, no. 28, May. Available at http://www.disputatio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/028-6.pdf