Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
Focusing on aesthetic issues, exploring their cultural significance and influence in our individual and collective existence, the group brings together the researchers who have been working until recently in the "Art, Criticism and Aesthetic Experience" group and intends not only to consolidate the work that has been developed there but also to expand it in new directions that have been gradually coming out of that work.
Art and Technology
O grupo Arte e Tecnologia tem como propósito explorar as relações entre as práticas artísticas e o desenvolvimento de novas tecnologias. O seu principal objetivo é analisar, avaliar e discutir criticamente a forma como a aliança entre a arte e a tecnologia coloca novos desafios e oferece novas formas de responder às questões contemporâneas.
Cinema & Politics: Philosophical Approaches
Seeks to develop inter-disciplinary research work on cinema and political philosophy, in several contexts, such as social, historical, and epistemological ones.
Forms of Life and Practices of Philosophy
Forms of Life and Practices of Philosophy is a research group dedicated to the study of the relationship between philosophy and the creation of values, forms of life and transformative practices, both at an individual and a collective level.
Lisbon Kant Group
Working group dedicated to the study of Kant’s philosophy as well as philosophies marked by a Kantian framework, namely within the sphere of moral and political philosophy, with a special focus on the topic of ethical values, and always in connection with other domains, such as aesthetics.
Lisbon Mind, Cognition & Knowledge Group
A group of philosophers and cognitive scientists dedicated to understanding knowledge, reasoning and the mind in their full compass.
Lisbon Nietzsche Group
The Lisbon Nietzsche Group is a research group dedicated to the study of the works and thought of Friedrich Nietzsche, the culture of his time, and the relevance of his legacy for our own time.
Lisbon Wittgenstein Group
The Lisbon Wittgenstein Group (LWG) is a transversal research platform at IFILNOVA that brings together researchers from various labs there, namely ArgLab, CultureLab and EPLab. The history of research on Wittgenstein at IFILNOVA dates back to the times of the Institute of Philosophy of Language (IFL).
Philosophy and argumentation in society (PAIS)
Devoted to developing theoretical tools and methodologies capable of addressing philosophical questions in practice, contributing to societal challenges.
Philosophy and Literature
Created at IFILNOVA in 2022 with the aim of developing and deepening questions related with the articulation between the two subject areas, raised by the History of Philosophy itself, and of gathering high-quality work done by members of Culture Lab over the past couple of years.
Philosophy of Language and Argumentation Theory (PHILA) Group
The primary goal of this group is to investigate problems of rationality, normativity and values, as manifest in human uses of language and argumentation.
Research Group on Ancient Philosophy
The purpose of the Research Group on Ancient Philosophy is to study the questioning of values (such as the good, the beautiful and the true) in ancient philosophical thought and the way in which the reflection on values throughout the history of the West was carried out through a constant reading of ancient texts.