PhD, Philosophy (MSc, Public Administration and Government; BSc, Economics).

Invited Visiting Scholar (Faculty), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Sponsor Professor Deborah Small, 2015.

Co-founder, CLOO Behavioral Insights Unit, 2016.

Assistant Professor, Católica Porto Business School and Co-founder, Behavior, Economics and Organizations Laboratory – BEO Lab.

Contact: cmauro72@gmail.com


Selected publications

Sousa, P. & Mauro, C., (2015), “The Evaluative Nature of the Folk Concepts of Weakness and Strength of Will”. Philosophical PsychologyLink

Some discussion about this article:

Beebe, J.R., (2013), “Weakness of will, reasonability, and compulsion”. Synthese, 190:4077–4093. Link

Beebe, J.R., (under review), “The Folk Conception of Weakness of Will”. Link

Doucet, M, Turri J., (2014), “Non-psychological weakness of will: self-control, stereotypes, and consequences”. Synthese, 191:3935–3954. Link

Newman, GE, De Freitas, J, Knobe, J, (2015), “Beliefs about the true self explain asymmetries based on moral judgment”. Cognitive Science, 39, pp. 96-125. Link


Mauro, C, Miguens, S, Cadilha, S, (2013), Conversations on Human Action and Practical Rationality. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Link

This volume brings together leading scholars in the study of practical rationality and human action – namely, Alfred Mele, Hugh McCann, Michael Bratman, George Ainslie, Daniel Hausman and Joshua Knobe.