Nuno Venturinha

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Nuno Venturinha is Associate Professor with Habilitation and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the NOVA University of Lisbon. He taught as a visiting lecturer at the University of Lisbon and as a visiting professor at the Universities of São Paulo and Valencia. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Bergen, Cambridge, Helsinki, Innsbruck and Oxford. He serves on the advisory boards of various institutions, journals and series, including the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Wollongong, Nordic Wittgenstein Review and Nordic Wittgenstein Studies, and is co-editor of Wittgenstein-Studien. He is a member of the board of the Portuguese Philosophical Society and President of the Portuguese Society for Analytic Philosophy. His current research focuses on epistemic contextualism, the epistemology of religious belief and Wittgensteinian hinge epistemology. He is the author of Description of Situations: An Essay in Contextualist Epistemology (Springer, 2018) as well as the editor of Wittgenstein After His Nachlass (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (Routledge, 2013). In addition, he has published in journals such as AnalysisBritish Journal for the History of PhilosophyJournal of Philosophical ResearchLogos & Episteme, PhilosophiaPhilosophical InvestigationsPhilosophy, The Philosophical Quarterly and Topoi. He is currently editing the Synthese topical collection “The Epistemology of John Greco”.

Research unit: NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA)

Research areas: Epistemology, Philosophy of language, Philosophy of Religion, Wittgenstein

2006DoctorateUniversidade NOVA de LisboaPhilosophy
  • Context-Sensitive Objectivism  
  • Replies to Critics  
  • Précis of Description of Situations  
  • Replies to Commentators  
  • Caught in the Language-Game  
TitleFunding sourceStartState
Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World (2018-), funded by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Principal Investigator, € 208.623,07Completed
Knowing How to Act: Current Challenges in Moral Epistemology (2016-2018), funded by NOVA FCSH, Principal Investigator, € 10.000,00Completed
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: Re-Evaluating a Project (2010-2013), funded by Foundation for Science and Technology, Principal Investigator, € 100.000,00Completed
Director of the MA Program in Philosophy (2017-) and Deputy Head of the Philosophy Department at the NOVA FCSH (2019-)
Director of the Ethics and Political Philosophy Lab at the IFILNOVA (2017-2019)
Grant evaluator for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2013-2014, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Visiting lecturer at the University of Lisbon (2010-2011), and visiting professor at the University of São Paulo (2013), University of Valencia (2015), Complutense University of Madrid (2019) and University of Siena Summer School in Mind and Language (2016)
Executive Editor of the series Lisbon Philosophical Studies (Peter Lang, 2009-), as well as Advisory Board member of the series Aporia (De Gruyter, 2009-), Nordic Wittgenstein Studies (Springer, 2015-) and of Nordic Wittgenstein Review (2015-)
Organizer of various scientific events at the NOVA FCSH since 2008, including the 6th Symposium of the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society (ILWG), Wittgenstein and Applied Epistemology (2017)
Reviewer for Análisis, Bloomsbury, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Ethical Perspectives, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy, Manuscrito, Nordic Wittgenstein Review, Peter Lang, Phenomenology and Mind, Revista de Filosofía, Revista Filosófica de Coimbra, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio and Topoi
Lecturer (2006-2009), Affiliated Lecturer (2009-2014), Invited Assistant Professor (2014-2015) and Assistant Professor at the NOVA FCSH (2015-), currently teaching in the Department of Philosophy the units of Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind, at the graduate level, and Issues in Philosophy of Knowledge, at the postgraduate level
Guest lecturer at the University of Coimbra (2005), Abo Akademi University (2009, 2017), University of Helsinki (2009), University of Porto (2011), University of East Anglia (2012), University of Strasbourg (2012), State University of Campinas (2013), University of Leipzig (2014), University of Lisbon (2014, 2015, 2017), University of Bologna (2015), Beira Interior University (2015), University of Edinburgh (2015), University of Vienna (2016), University of Salento (2016), Vienna University of Economics and Business (2017), University of the Azores (2017), University of Granada (2017), Complutense University of Madrid (2018), University of Seville (2018), University of Messina (2018), University of Palermo (2018), University of Maribor (2018) and The New School for Social Research in New York (2019), as well as invited speaker in several conferences in Europe and America
Visiting researcher at the University of Bergen (2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011), University of Innsbruck (2004), University of Oxford (2007), University of Cambridge (2009, 2010, 2012) and University of Helsinki (2009, 2017)
Member of the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), formerly Institute for Philosophy of Language, at the NOVA FCSH, having been a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellow of the Foundation for Science and Technology (2002-2009), Assistant Researcher within the framework of the Ciência program (2009-2014) and part-time Invited Principal Researcher (2014-2015)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar at the University of Tübingen (1999), Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD) scholar at the University of Vienna (2001) and European Commission scholar at the University of Bergen (2003), having been awarded a Merit Scholarship by the NOVA (2000), the D. Dinis Prize for Philosophy (2001) and the CIJVS Research Prize (2017)