Manuel Teles da Silva

Academic Degree:
PhD
Professional Category:
Philosophy Teacher (secondary education)

Born in Sousel on the 11th of January of 1977, Manuel Teles da Silva holds a PhD degree in Philosophy of Nature and the Environment, and is a secondary education Philosophy teacher. He is the author of several articles in the field of environmental and animal ethics, and participated in many conferences and seminars.

Email contact: mane_teles@sapo.pt

Selected Publications

– Manuel, “Neurobiologia e Biocentrismo. Ressonâncias Éticas da Teoria de António Damásio”, in Maria José Varandas et al., Orgs., Pensar para o Outro. Desafios Éticos Contemporâneos, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa (CFUL), Lisbon, 2017, pp. 244-251. (Title of the article translated to English: “Neurobiology and Biocentrism: Ethical Resonances from Antonio Damasio’s Theory”)

– “No Encalço da Consciência Animal. O Problema Epistemológico, a Neurobiologia  de Damásio e o Comportamento Animal”, Revista Brasileira de Direito Animal (RBDA), v. 11, n. 21, 2016, pp. 15-45. (Title of the article translated to English: “Searching for Animal Consciousness: the Epistemological Problem, the Neurobiology of Damasio and Animal Behaviour”)

– “Éticas Centradas no Valor da Vida. As Razões do Biocentrismo”, in Cristina Beckert et al., Coords., Ética. Teoria e Prática, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa (CFUL), Lisbon, 2012, pp. 489-508. (Title of the article translated to English: “Life-centered Ethical Theories. The Reasons for Biocentrism”)

– “O Valor Moral da Natureza. Reflexões a Partir da Teoria Axiológica de Tom Regan”, Breviário de Ética Ambiental 5Sociedade de Ética Ambiental (SEA)-Apenas Livros, Lisbon, 2007. (Title of the article translated to English: “Nature’s Moral Value. Reflections on Tom Regan´s Axiological Theory”

– “Mentes Humana e Animal. As perspetivas de Susanne Langer e António Damásio”, Philosophica 25, Departamento de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL), Edições Colibri, Lisbon, 2005, pp. 147-168. (Title of the article translated to English: “Animal and Human Minds. The Views of Susanne Langer and Antonio Damasio”)

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