The Centre of Philosophy (CFUL) is a research unit of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. It now comprises three research groups: HPhil is focused on the history of philosophy, LanCog is mostly engaged in theoretical philosophy in the analytic tradition, and Praxis covers a wide range of issues in practical philosophy.


CFUL publishes four philosophy journals: Disputatio, Phainomenon,  Philosophica, and philosophy@LISBON.



COGITO-LANCOG Epistemology Workshop

The Cogito research group (University of Glasgow) and the LanCog research group (University of Lisbon) are glad to announce the upcoming Epistemology Workshop, which will take place on November 17 and 18, 2022, at Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.

More information available here



Marx and the Critique of Humanism | International Conference

The International Conference Marx and the Critique of Humanism aims to examine a cutting-edge aspect of contemporary debates on humanism, especially transhumanism and post-humanism, from Marx’s perspective.


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Merleau-Ponty: Institution-Ontology-Politics

The international conference Merleau-Ponty: Institution-Ontology-Politics aims at launching a fresh view on Merleau-Ponty’s late works, courses and published and unpublished materials, in order to assess his legacy and potentiality beyond the frontiers of phenomenology and to broaden the scope of his philosophical influence. Thus, the conference seeks to bring scholars together to explore the not-always-obvious connections of his late work with other disciplines such us political philosophy, social ontology, aesthetics, critical theory or cultural studies.

Program available here

Book of abstracts

First Principles: Semantical, Metaphysical, Theological

II International Meeting of the Society for the European History of Ideas


The II International Meeting of the Society for the European History of Ideas will be hosted by the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon.

Leading scholars and promising young researchers will share their work on First Principles: Semantical, Metaphysical, Theological in the meeting, which will take place at FLUL, on August 1-5, 2022.

Live streaming will be provided.

More information available here.


Petrus Hispanus Lectures 2022 – Cian Dorr

The Petrus Hispanus Lectures are delivered every other academic year at the University of Lisbon by a leading figure in current research about the nature of mind, cognition and language. Previous Petrus Hispanus Lecturers: Hilary Putnam, Richard Jeffrey, Ned Block, Daniel Dennett, David Kaplan, Tyler Burge, Timothy Williamson, Susan Carey, David Chalmers, Crispin Wright.


LanCog is pleased to announce that the 2022 Petrus Hispanus Lectures will be delivered at FLUL by Cian Dorr, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, on April 19th and 22nd. More information here.

Disputatio’s 25th anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal Disputatio, Prof. Timothy Williamson (Oxford) gave a lecture on October 7 on “Degrees of Freedom: Is Good Philosophy Bad Science?”. The lecture was hosted by the LanCog group at the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon. The recording of the lecture can be found here.


Prof Timothy Williamson also gave a second talk, on October 8, at the LanCog group research seminar, on “A Priori and A Posteriori: The Case of Proof”, the recording of which is available here.