Sofia Miguens

Sofia Miguens is Associate Professor (Professora Associada com Agregação) at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Porto. Her MPhil and PhD studies were supervised by Fernando Gil (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)), Paris / New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL). She was a Visiting scholar at New York University (Fall 2000) and a Visiting Research Fellow at Institut Jean Nicod-Paris (2007-2008). She was President of the Portuguese Philosophical Association (Sociedade Portuguesa de Filosofia, SPF) (2004-2006) and Head of the Philosophy Department at FLUP (2008-2010). She has been a member of the Board of the Institute of Philosophy since 2007 (2007-2008) (2008-2010) (2010-2014). She is the Founder and Principal Investigator of MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group), which she now coordinates with Charles Travis (King’s College – London). She is author of five books and editor of ten others. She has published about sixty articles, review articles and book chapters in Portuguese, English and French.

Research interests: Philosophy of mind and language; epistemology and cognitive science; moral and political philosophy; history of 20th century philosophy (phenomenology and analytic philosophy)