Rui Sampaio da Silva

Academic Degree:
PhD
Professional Category:
Assistant Professor

Rui Sampaio da Silva is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of the Azores. His main areas of academic studies are epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of action, and his present research interests are: rationality theory; causal inference; laws and mechanisms in science; moral psychology.

Email: rui.js.silva@uac.pt

Selected Publications

– Sentido, Interpretação e Verdade: Uma perspectiva analítica e hermenêutica, Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, 2012.

– “Meaning and rules in Wittgenstein’s philosophy”, in A.Marques e N. Venturinha (eds.), Knowledge, Language and Mind: Wittgenstein’s Early Investigations: Wittgenstein’s Thought in Progress, Berlin/New York, Walter de Gruyter, 2012, 80-94.

– “Ceteris paribus Laws and the Human Sciences”, Disputatio 34, 2012: 851-867.

– “Intercultural Communication and the Challenge of Linguistic and Cultural Relativism”, Dialogue & Universalism 23, 2013: 77-90.

– “O Papel dos Valores nas Ciências Sociais e Humanas”, Kairos. Revista de Filosofia e Ciência 11, 2014: 59-90.

– “John McDowell e o Naturalismo da Segunda Natureza”, Philosophica 48, 2016: 89-105.

– “A relevância da Epistemologia para o Pensamento Crítico”, Revista Lusófona de Educação 32, 2016: 57-69.

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