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Areas of interest: all the central questions of philosophy.
Main published work: The Philosophical Inquiry (UPA: Langham 2002), "Free Will and the Soft Constraints of Reason" (Ratio 2006), "The Sceptical Deal with our Concept of External Reality" (Abstracta 2009), "A Perspectival Definition of Knowledge" (Ratio 2010) and "A Metadescriptivist Theory of Proper Names" (Ratio 2011); a corrected version of the ideas of the last paper are here presented under the title "Outline of a Theory of Proper Names". The best selection of papers in portuguiesih is Paisagens Conceituais (Rio de Janeiro: Tempo Brasileiro).
More developed versions of the papers listed above, among others, were recently published in the book called Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).
One of my aims is to reestablish the internalist and cognitivist-descriptivist tradition concerning theories of reference. This is possible if we develop these theories is a more sophisticated form, able to answer the important challenges presented mainly by Kripke, Putnam and Kaplan. Moreover, I believe that contemporary philosophy of language has challenged our commonsensical intuitions too much. Hence, I would like to reestablish some old certainties, and show that they can be linked together in a sistematic way.