| Desiderio Murcho|
| Western philosophy|
| 18 May 1965 (age 50) (1965-05-18) |
Logic · Ethics · Philosophy of religion
Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of religion
A ETICA DA CRENCA, RENOVAR O ENSINO DA FILOSOFIA
Desidério Murcho (born 18 May 1965) is a Portuguese philosopher, professor, and writer. He teaches at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Desidério Murcho got his BSc in philosophy in 1992 from the Lisbon University and his MSc in Philosophy of language and Consciousness (2000) from the same university. E is founding member of the Centro para o Ensino da Filosofia da Sociedade Portuguesa de Filosofia (Center For the Teaching of Philosophy of the Portuguese Philosophy Society).
He is the director of the journal Crítica. He writes a column in the Os Meus Livros magazine and writes a weekly chronicle, each Tuesday, in the Público daily paper. He is managing editor of the Disputatio journal.
He participates in the training of secondary education philosophy teachers, namely in the framework of the FOCO program.
He is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at the King's College London (with a grant from the Portuguese FCT), where he also lectures in logic, ethics and philosophy of religion.
Murcho is a vegetarian.
Desidério Murcho Wikipedia
Author of:Essencialismo Naturalizado (Angelus Novus, 2002)
A Natureza da Filosofia e o seu Ensino (Plátano, 2002)
O Lugar da Lógica na Filosofia (Plátano, 2003)
Pensar Outra Vez: Filosofia, Valor e Verdade (Quasi, 2006).
He is co-author of A Arte de Pensar (for the 10th and 11th grades) (Didáctica Editora, 2003 and 2004).
He edits, together with Guilherme Valente, the Filosofia Aberta series from Gradiva.
He translated several philosophy works (including Logics, by William Newton-Smith, and The Last Word, by Thomas Nagel).
He organized with João Branquinho the Enciclopédia de Termos Lógico-Filosóficos (Encyclopedia of Logical and Philosophical Terms) (Gradiva, 2001; Martins Fontes, 2006).
He published articles and reviews in the Revista Filosófica de Coimbra (Coimbra Philosophical Journal) and in Philosophica.