Ivo Oliveira

Ivo Oliveira is a researcher of the research unit Language, Interpretation and Philosophy (LIF) at the Institute of Philosophical Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He recently finished his PhD in Philosophy at the New University of Lisbon. His research focuses mainly on Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology of Time Consciousness and its dialogue with Kant's theories. After earning his Master’s degree in Philosophy from the New University of Lisbon, Oliveira was an invited researcher in the Husserl-Archiv at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He has won several scholarships within the framework of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and both his papers and lectures have been published in prestigious philosophy journals. Oliveira speaks Portuguese, English, German, Spanish, and French. Lately his passion for Physics has grown intensively and it will be the subject matter of his Post-doc studies. He is the former Arts & Culture Editor at Fair Observer and he was briefly Co-Managing Editor before leaving in February 2013.

Wired: Tales of the Internet Connection

Jan 16, 2013

How the web has been changing our habits and producing new paradigms regarding social interactions Background An episode of the brilliant British TV show “The IT Crowd” suggests that there are endless mysteries surrounding the Internet – eerie, uncanny “corners” yet to be discovered. In a sense, this is not...

Winning and Losing: A World Series

Jul 04, 2012

The world of sports mirrors the human spirit in all its glory: passion, resilience and of course, showbiz. Händel’s “Zadok the priest” excites the senses majestically. The heroes make their appearance and the exulted crowd weeps a mix of anxiety and joy. Glory and failure dance together in a single...

To Publish or Not To Publish: The “Dual-Use” Dilemma

May 21, 2012

A glimpse at what is at the centre of the controversial publication of the papers concerning the genetically modified H5N1 virus. In 2005, the publication of a paper containing detailed analysis of a strain of the flu virus sparked controversy. This particular strain caused a pandemic in 1918 and many...

Architecture: Remembering the Future

May 03, 2012

The importance of architecture lies in how it connects the past and the future, as well as man and his environment. The raw material of architecture is, above all, space. To a certain extent, space is imaginary. Its meaning rests in our perception of it. We are compelled to organize...

2012: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part I)

Mar 01, 2012

Analysis on the Maya calendar and its relation to 2012 New Age theories. This is the first of two parts. The 2012 phenomenon concerns a wide array of prophecies, beliefs and myths which are particularly related to 21st December, 2012. You’re waiting to see the sports news or the coverage...

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