BiographyI have a degree in Philosophy awarded by the University of Minho, Portugal, in 2015. Since then, I have been interested in philosophy of film, metaphilosophy and some philosophy of mind. In 2017, I was awarded with Masters degree in Philosophy with specialization in Contemporary Philosophy, by the University of Porto, Portugal. I defended a thesis on the concept of film as philosophy and its metaphilosophical assumptions that was supervised by Sofia Miguens and Thomas E. Wartenberg. In 2018 I was awarded with an Erasmus Grant by the European Commission to make and Internship at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Warwick, between February and June, under the supervision of Tom McClelland. In September of the same year, I was awarded by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) with a PhD Scholarship to develop my doctoral project "Film as Philosophy: philosophizing through cinematic thought experiments" under supervision of Vitor Moura (University of Minho), Susana Viegas (Nova University of Lisbon), and Tom McClelland (University of Warwick).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Film as Philosophy; Philosophy of Film; Metaphilosophy; Philosophy of Thought Experiments
Published: Sep 04, 2018 by Dialectic Journal - University of York Philosophy Society
Authors: Diana Neiva
There is an on-going debate around the possibility that films may be means to do philosophy. This has been defended mainly by S. Mulhall (2001) and T. Wartenberg (2007). Critics of this FAP hypothesis make several objections, such as the generality, explicitness, imposition, or rationality objections. This paper defends a version of the “moderate pro-cinematic philosophy” position (Wartenberg 2011: 16).