The Centre's Researchers

Mestre Ricardo Manuel Marques Tavares da Silva

Mestre Ricardo Manuel Marques Tavares da Silva

Areas of Interest

Philosophy, law, ethics and metaethics, normative philosophy, axiology, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, neurolaw

Academic degrees

  • Degree in Law, University of Lisbon – Faculty of Law (2001/2006)
  • Master in Philosophy, University of Lisbon – School of Arts and Humanities (2010/2012)

Research and  Scientific cooperation

  • Master's theses subsidy, “Reason” Cathedra (2009, 2010)
  • Philosophy Essay Prize 2011 (Portuguese Society of Philosophy) winner (2012)
  • FCT’s PhD Research Fellwoship (Philosophy, SFRH/BD / 86225 / 2012), 2013-2017
  • Member of the Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon - CFUL (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Research Center for Criminal Law and Crime Sciences (CIDPCC) since 2014
  • Researcher for the projet "Poetics of Selfhood: Memory, Imagination, and Narrativity " (FCT, reference PTDC/MHC-FIL/4203/2012)
  • 2017 – Peer reviewer for Kriterion, International Philosophy Journal
  • Peer reviewer of Anatomy of Crime – Journal of Law and Crime Sciences

Pedagogical experience

  • Lecturer – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (UL)

Professional activity

  • Legal practice trainee
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (suspended membership at request)
  • ATPR & Associados law firm e JALPER & Associados law firm (2006-2007)
  • Aprende +, tutoring centre (2011-2012)
  • Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon (2011-2012)

Publications

Articles in scientific magazines and book chapters 

  • 2011 – “Kant's Moral Philosophy as the Norm's Application Theory”, philosophy@lisbon 1, pp. 27-44
  • 2011 – “The Relation Between Norm and Value in Nicolai Hartmann”, Phainomenon – Phenomenology Journal 22/23, pp. 445-469
  • 2012 – “An Axiological Perspective of Normativity's Groundwork”, Philosophica 39, pp. 97-114
  • 2012 – “If Sentences About Future Contingent Events are True or False Now, is the Future Still Open?”, Portuguese Journal of Philosophy Vol. 68, 1 e 2, pp. 245 - 274
  • 2015 – “A Semantics for Normative Terms”, Anatomy of Crime 1, pp. 153-172
  • 2016 – “Neurosciences and Free Will: Report", Anatomy of Crime 3, pp. 31-35
  • 2016 - "A Non-Mentalistic Defense of Animal Ethics", APEIRON 8, pp. 103-122
  • 2016 – “Hume's Law and Naturalistic Fallacy", Anatomy of Crime 4, pp. 189-206
  • 2017 – “The Legislative's Representatives Mode of Selection”, Portuguese Journal of Philosophy Vol. 73, 1, pp. 61-92
  • 2017 - "Deontic Logic's Paradoxes - Evidence of a Misconception", Kriterion - International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 58, Issue 138, pp. 673-690
  • 2017 - "In Favor of Meritocracy, Not Against Democracy", Philosophy and Public Issues, Vol. 7, N.º 1, pp. 223-246
  • 2018 – “Truth and Normativity”, Anatomy of Crime 6, pp. 209-233
  • 2017 - "Democracy and Meritocracy", Thinking Democracy (org. and ed. by Guilherme Godoy, Maria João Inácio and Steven S. Gouveia, with preface by Noam Chomsky), CreateSpace Independent Publishing, Charleston: USA, pp. 299-315
  • 2017 - "On the Nature of Norms: How to Make Necessity and Violability Compatible?" (abstract), Peace Based on Human Rights – XXVIII World Congress on the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, FDUL, pp. 662-663