Pedro Galvão

Academic Degree:
Professional Category:
Assistant Professor

Research group: LanCog
I’m Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon, where I took my PhD with a thesis on rule-consequentialism.  My area of research is normative and applied ethics, but I’m also deeply interested in metaethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and early modern philosophy. I published mainly on consequentialism, Kantian ethics, abortion, and animal rights. Rule-consequentialism is still my main obsession. I have translated into Portuguese Sidgwick’s Methods, Mill’s Utilitarianism, and many other philosophical works.


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Selected Publications

Galvão, Pedro. 2016. Rule-Consequentialism and the Significance of Species. Utilitas, 28, 396-414.

Galvão, Pedro. 2015. Ética com Razões. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.

Sidgwick, Henry. 2013. Os Métodos da Ética. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. (Introduction and translation)

Galvão, Pedro. 2008. Do Ponto de Vista do Universo. Lisboa: CFUL.

Galvão, Pedro. 2007. Boonin on the Future-Like-Ours against Abortion. Bioethics, 21(6), 324-8.