The Department of Philosophy has existed since 1980, the year in which the Degree in Philosophy began. That same year, the master’s degree in Philosophy was also launched, the first one in Portugal. This led to the Department of Philosophy having formed many of NOVA’s philosophy teachers, but also of other Portuguese universities. In the last 30 years, the Branch of Educational Training in Philosophy has also allowed the formation of successive generations of secondary school teachers.

The Department of Philosophy of Nova is proud to have had in its staff, throughout all these years great professors of philosophy such as Fernando Gil, José Gil, or Maria Filomena Molder.






  • Curso complementar de formação em Filosofia


The Department of Philosophy is associated to two research units.

Executive Committee

Department Contacts

Useful Information

Location: B Tower, B106


Personal assistance

Monday and Wednesday > from 9h30 to 13h

Tuesday and Thursday > from 14h to 18h

Friday > closed

+351 217 908 300 | Ext: 31358