Ricardo Silvestre

 Philosophy Professor

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Ricardo Sousa Silvestre holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Montreal (Canada). He has been Visiting Scholar at the Universites of Oxford (UK), Notre Dame (USA) and Québec (Canada). He has authored and edited several books, including the volume Beyond Faith and Rationality: Essays on Logic, Religion and Philosophy (Springer,  2020), and authored over 40 papers and book chapters on Logic, Philosophy of Religion and Epistemology. He has also guest-edited the special issues on the Concept of God (2019) and Formal Approaches to the Ontological Argument (2018) of the Journal of Applied Logics (College Publications), the special issue on Logic and Philosophy of Religion (2017) of Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions (Springer), and the special issue on Logic and Religion (2017) of Logica Universalis (Springer). He is currently president of the Logic and Religion Association (LARA), Professor at Federal University of Campina Grande and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (both in Brazil). 

Some Recent Publications

Full list of publications at PhilPeople

"On the Representation of the Concept of God". Philosophia (forthcoming).

"Philosophical Logic = Philosophy + Logic?" In: J-Y. Beziau, J-P. Desclés, A. Moktefi and A. Pascau (eds.) Logic-in-Question, Basel: Birkhäuser, 2021, pp. 345-380.

 

"Inductive Plausibility and Certainty” In: Marcin Trepczyński (ed.), Philosophical Approaches to the Foundations of Logics and Mathematics. Warsaw: Brill, 2021, pp. 194-210.

 

“Teoria Clássica dos Conceitos e o Conceito de Deus” (The Classical Theory of Concepts and the Concept of God). Filosofia Unisinos, v. 22, pp. 153-181, 2021.

Beyond Faith and Rationality: Essays on Logic, Religion and Philosophy (co-edited with B. P. Göcke, J-Y Beziau and P. Bilimoria). London: Springer Science, 2020.

“Some Thoughts on the Logical Aspects of the Problem of Evil”. In: Ricardo Silvestre; B. P. Göcke; J-Y Beziau; P. Bilimoria (eds.) Beyond Faith and Rationality: Essays on Logic, Religion and Philosophy, London: Springer Science, 2020, pp. 121-136.

“Logic and the Concept of God” (co-authored with Stanisław Krajewski). Journal of Applied Logics, v. 6, pp. 999-1005, 2019.

“A Brief Critical Introduction to the Ontological Argument and its Formalization: Anselm, Gaunilo, Descartes, Leibniz and Kant”. Journal of Applied Logics, v. 5, pp. 1441-1474, 2018.

 

"Paraconsistent Logic as Model Building". South American Journal of Logic, v. 4, p. 195-217, 2018.

"On the Concept of Theodicy”. Sophia, v. 56, p. 207-226, 2017.

"Karma Theory, Determinism, Fatalism and Freedom of Will”. Logica Universalis, v. 11, p. 35-60, 2017.

"Logic and Philosophy of Religion" (co-authored with Jean-Yves beziau). Sophia, v. 56, p. 139-146, 2017.

Current Positions

2001-2005

Since 2021

Since 2020

Since 2009

Since 2009

Ph.D. in Philosophy

President of the Logic and Religion Association (LARA)

Professor at the Philosophy Graduate Program of the Feferal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Associate Professor at Federal University of Campina Grande (Brazil)

Director of the Research Team Logic and Religion of the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development of Brazil.

Education

2001-2005

University of Montreal (Canada)

Ph.D. in Philosophy

1996-1998

Federal University of Ceará (Brazil)

MSc in Computer Science

1992-1996

Federal University of Ceará (Brazil)

BS in Computer Science

Grants and Fellowships

2021-2022

2020-2022

2013-2017

2009-2012

2006-2009

Research Grant. John Templeton Foundation: The Global Philosophy of Religion Project. Project “A Philosophical Approach to the Vaishnava Concept of God".

Research Grant. John Templeton Foundation: Supporting Constructive Research on the Existence of God in Portuguese-Speaking Latin America. Project “Plausibility and the Concept of God”.

Research Grant. National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development of Brazil. Project “Formal Methods in Philosophy: Applications of Logic to Philosophy of Religion”.

Research Productivity Fellowship. National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development of Brazil. Project “Formal Methods in Philosophy”.

Research Grant. National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development of Brazil. Project “Logic, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence”.

+55 (83) 2101-1206

ricardoss@ufcg.edu.br

Unidade Acadêmica de Ciências Sociais, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

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