Nuno Fonseca (b. 1974) is currently an integrated researcher at the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) and, within the Culturelab, coordinates the “Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art” research group. He investigates various topics in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art (experience, concepts and aesthetic values) both in the context of the arts, where he focuses mainly on sound art, and in the context of urban space and everyday life. At the same time, he continues his research on the “Port-Royal’s Logic”, being the author of its first Portuguese translation.
He has taught, at NOVA FCSH, the course “Rhetoric and Argumentation” (2012–2014), of the Communication Sciences department, the seminar “Art and Experience” (2012–2013), in the scope of the MA in Aesthetics, and several short courses on the Philosophy of Sounds and Sound Arts (2015–2018), as well as modules dedicated to Logic, Epistemology and Aesthetics. Since 2021, he co-teaches the course “Urban Aesthetics: Philosophy, Art and the City”, offered in the international curriculum of the faculty.
With a degree in Law (1998) and Philosophy (2004) from the University of Coimbra, he completed his PhD in Philosophy (Epistemology and Philosophy of Knowledge) at NOVA FCSH in 2012, working on issues related to mental and pictorial representation and perception.
Besides other national and international publications, he has co-edited the volumes Morphology: Questions on Method and Language (2013), Conceptual Figures of Fragmentation and Reconfiguration (2021), Planos de pormenor (2023), A cidade nas práticas artísticas (2023) and is preparing a collective book Rethinking the City: Reconfiguration and Fragmentation to be published at Routledge during 2024.