Philosophie macht Spaß!

"Schon warnt mich was, dass ich dabei nicht bleibe. 
Mir hilft der Geist! Auf einmal seh ich Rat 
Und schreibe getrost: Im Anfang war die Tat!" 
Goethe, Faust, Teil 1, 3. Szene

Hi, my name is Marcos Silva. I am currently Associate Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil.

My work deals mainly with Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Language and Wittgenstein’s Philosophy. I already presented some topics of my research throughout Europe and in US. In 2017, I received the FULBRIGHT JUNIOR FACULTY MEMBER AWARD and spent the spring term visiting the University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy Department), under Bob Brandom's supervision.

My PhD thesis in Philosophy was supervised by Luiz Carlos Pereira at the PUC-Rio, Brazil, and by Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer at the Universität Leipzig, Germany.

My areas of competence (AoC) are: analytic philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, non-classical logics, epistemology, normativity and philosophy of mind; my areas of specialization (AoS) are: philosophy and history of logic and Wittgenstein's philosophy.

I have also great interest in several anti-realist philosophers as Kant, Schopenhauer, Brouwer, Weyl, Lorenzen, Dummet, Prawitz and Brandom.


"Tudo é real, porque tudo é inventado" Guimarães Rosa

I am a member of ALFA-n (Latin American Society for Analytic Philosophy), SBFA (Brazilian Society for Analytic Philosophy) and ALWS (Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society).

From 2013 until 2015, while I held a post doc position, I regularly contributed to the teaching of the Bachelor and Master programmes in philosophy at the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil. From October 2013 until February 2014 (Wintersemester), I was a visiting researcher at the Universität Leipzig, Germany, where I conducted courses on the Colour Exclusion Problem with Ingolf Max.


"It must go further still: that soul must become its own betrayer, its own deliverer, the one activity, the mirror turn lamp."  William Yeats


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"Denn Bleiben ist nirgends" 
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duineser Elegien

"Ist unbekannt Gott? Ist er offenbar wie der Himmel? Dieses glaub'ich eher. Der Menschen Maß ist's. Voll Verdienst, doch dichterisch wohnet der Mensch auf dieser Erde. Doch reicher ist nicht der Schatten der Nacht mit den Sternen, wenn ich so sagen könnte, als der Mensch, der heißet ein Bild der Gottheit. Gibt es auf Erden ein Maß? Es gibt keines. (...) Leben ist Tod, und Tod ist auch ein Leben."
Friedrich Hölderlin, In lieblicher Bläue