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Samuel Oliveira specializes in Ancient Philosophy (especially Plato), but devotes himself also to Medieval Philosophy (Origen, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas) and to Bernard Williams' thought. He works on topics such as freedom, want of self-control (akrasia), truth, image, caring for oneself and others. He had a scholarship to FCT (2012-2016) and conducted part of his PhD at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2019, he finished his PhD in Philosophy (specialising in Philosophical Anthropology) at Lisbon New University, with a thesis on Plato and the Problem of metaxy as Fundamental Determination. In the same year, he obtained a scholarship from the Instituto Europeu de Ciências da Cultura Padre Manuel Antunes and undertook scientific projects in the capacity of researcher and executive coordinator. He co-edited a book on Plato's Alcibiades Major (2016, 2nd ed. 2020) and a book on the history of social and political ideas (2021). He has received the Manuel Barbosa da Costa Freitas Philosophical Essay Prize, awarded by the Portuguese Catholic University in 2019. In 2020, Minho University awarded him an accreditation as a teacher of Philosophy, the field where he performs his teaching activity. More recently, he has been working as a translator and reviewer of scientific texts in the Philosophy, Theology, History, Politics and Ethics fields. His publications include "Care of the Self: The opposition between lover of self and excessive love of self in Plato's Laws" (Springer, forthcoming); "Sorge und Sorgen: zur zentrierten und dezentrierten epimeleia im Alcibiades Maior" (Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, forthcoming); "Platons Begriff der anamnesis im Phaidon" (forthcoming); "Sequentiality and Discontinuity in the Constitution of Appearing according to Plato's Philebus" (2020); "Saint Thomas Aquinas placed in an 'imbroglio': the demonstration that God exist" (2019); "The Problem of Temptation in Saint Augustine's Confessions" (2018).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Samuel José Gambito Carvalhais de Oliveira
Date of birth
1988/05/04
Gender
Male

Citation names

  • Oliveira, Samuel

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
D71B-9CEE-9737
ORCID iD
0000-0003-4289-4586

Email addresses

  • samyoliveira16@hotmail.com (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics and Religion - Philosophy

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
German Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1)
Ancient Greek (until 1553) Advanced (C1)
Latin Upper intermediate (B2)
Spanish; Castilian Advanced (C1)
French Advanced (C1)
Italian Advanced (C1)