João Branquinho's Website
Q.E.D. abbreviates quod erat demonstrandum, a latin phrase traditionally used to mark the end of an allegedly sound argument or proof. These pages contain information about my academic work within the tradition of analytic philosophy, including a number of online papers (some in English). Since one of the salient traits of analytic philosophy is the use of argument as a way of obtaining results and making progress in philosophy, it is likely that arguments be found throughout these pages.
João Branquinho took his doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he studied with Tim Williamson. He is presently Full Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, where he teaches Logic, Metaphysics and Foundations of Cognitive Science. He was for around 20 years the coordinator of the LanCog (Language, Mind and Cognition) Research Group of the same University. A past President of the European Society for Analytical Philosophy (2002-2005), João edited the book The Foundations of Cognitive Science (Oxford University Press: 2002) and co-edited the book Enciclopédia de Termos Lógico-Filosóficos (Martins Fontes: 2006). He also co-edited the open acess volume Compêndio de Problemas de Filosofia Analítica. João's areas of specialization are: Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, and Foundations of Cognitive Science. He has published in peer-reviewed international journals such as Analysis and Philosophical Perspectives. João founded the journal Disputatio in 1996, and edited and co-edited it (with Teresa Marques) until January 2015. João's current work is on the dynamics of indexical belief, the nature of modes of presentation, the relations between rigid designation and content, the scope and nature of metaphysical necessity, and the concept of existence.
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