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

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

Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder – CLOO Behavioral Insights Unit.

Professor of Behavior Economics and Organizations (Behavioral Economics), Master Degree Programs; and Co-founder, Behavior Economics and Organizations Laboratory, BEO Lab – Católica Porto Business School, Portugal.

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Selected publications

(co-authored with) S. Bouwmeester et al (2017). “Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene & Nowak (2012)”. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Vol. 12(3) 527–542. SAGE_Publications_logo.svg

Commentary: Rand, D (2017). “Reflections on the Time-Pressure Cooperation Registered Replication Report”. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

(co-authored with) David Rose et al (2017). “Nothing at Stake in Knowledge”. Noûs. (Early View). Wiley_logo_old.svg

(co-authored with) David Rose et al (2017). “Behavioral Circumscription and the Folk Psychology of Belief: A Study in Ethno-Mentalizing”. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. (Early View). Wiley_logo_old.svg

(co-authored with) Edouard Machery et al (2017). “The Gettier Intuition from South America to Asia”. Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Special number edited by Joshua Knobe et al. (Early View). Springer.svg

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

Some discussion about this article/scenarios:

  • De Freitas, J., Sarkissian, H., Newman, G. E., Grossman, I., De Brigard, F., Luco, A., & Knobe, J. (2017). Consistent belief in a good true self in misanthropes and three interdependent cultures. Cognitive Science. 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
  • Doucet, M, Turri J., (2014), “Non-psychological weakness of will: self-control, stereotypes, and consequences”. Synthese, 191:3935–3954. Link
  • 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

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


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. They were interviewed by the editors in a project based at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto structured around the questions: In your view, what are the most central (or important) problems in the philosophy of action? For some or all of the following – action, agency, agent – what do they contrast with most significantly? Which of these are liable to be rational/irrational? In what sense is the thing to do to be decided by what is rational? Are there limits of rationality? What explains action, and how? What is the role of deliberation in rationality? How is akrasia possible (if you think it is)? How do you think your own work has contributed to the field? What are your plans for future research? The outcome is of great interest, not only for philosophers, but also for economists, psychologists, political scientists and sociologists.


TEDxPorto 2016