Researchers

Hugo Manuel Fernandes Rajão

Academic degree:
Mestrado

Professional category:
Investigador (com bolsa)

Research group(s):
Teoria Política

E-mail: hugorajao@gmail.com

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Institutional address:

Universidade do Minho
Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga
Portugal

Short bionote:

I’m a PhD student in Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Minho where I’m also a researcher at Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society. My main research interests are the metrics and theories of justice. I started developing these topics in my Contemporary Philosophy Master’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Sofia Miguens, entitled “Como avaliar a qualidade de vida num contexto Social e Político? Bens Sociais Primários, Recursos ou Capabilities” that I have finished in 2016. In the same year I participated in the MLAG Seminars organized by Mind, Language, and Action Group of the Institute of Philosophy of University of Porto. In that sequence I have been invited to include an abridged version of that presentation - “Amartya Sen: avaliar o nível de vida em termos capabilities” in the seminar’s compilation. Later I also have joined MLAG as a researcher (until 31/12/2017). In 2017 I participated in the VIII Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy of University of Minho with the paper “Ronald Dworkin and Philippe Van Parijs: How far is the Equality of Resources from an Unconditional Basic Income?”. There I have introduced to my research the theories of the UBI. A new element regarding the Master’s dissertation that has, along with metrics based on previously mentioned capabilities, a highlighted place in my plan for the PhD.

Research interests:

Distributive Justice , Political Liberalism , Unconditional Basic Income, Capabilities.

Education:

2016: MA in Philosophy (Contemporary Philosophy), Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto

2013: BA in Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto

Projects

  • 2018 - ... (Membro)

    UBUEXP - UBI Experiments

    Integrated member of the project: “The Political Philosophy And Epistemology Of Basic Income Experiments”, financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal. (€ 196.029,25). Reference: PTDC/FER-FIL/28078/2017 (ref. POCI)
    
    https://ubiexperiments.weebly.com/

Publications

Articles

  • ​Rajão. H. (2018) Capabilities e Rendimento Básico Incondicional: Um Estudo Introdutório sobre as Possibilidades de Compatibilização. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, 74 (2-3), 695-728. DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_2_0695.

Book chapters

  • 2019: “Ronald Dworkin e Philippe Van Parijs: A que distância está a Igualdade de Recursos da distribuição de um Rendimento Básico Incondicional?”, in Sandra Lima Coelho, Gonçalo Marcelo (coords.), ÉTICA, ECONOMIA E SOCIEDADE - Questões cruzadas. Porto: Universidade Católica Editora, 158-177.  ISBN: 9789898835741.
  • Rajão, H. (2017). Amartya Sen: avaliar o nível de vida em termos capabilities. In B. Fernandez, L. Veríssimo, D. Couto (Eds), Porque Razão? Razões para acreditar, para agir e para preferir (Vol. 8, pp. 89-98). Col. MLAG Discussion Papers. Porto: Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto. ISBN 978-989-99854-7-6.

Other publications

  • 2018: [Review of the book Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined. Cambridge, UK: Open Book, 2017. 266 pp, by Ingrid Robeyns] Ethical Perspectives 25 (4): 823-849. DOI: 10.2143/EP.25.4.3285715.

Organização de eventos

Participação em eventos

  • Colóquio/Congresso (Por convite)

    “Capabilitarian defence of an UBI: Testing the effects of unconditionality on the robustness of capabilities” Simposio Ibérico de la Renta Básica. Sevilla: Facultad de Turismo y Finanzas

  • Seminário (Por convite)

    2019: "Recursos ou Capabilities? – À procura da métrica mais adequada para a justiça”. CEPS Seminar 2018/2019. Braga: University do Minho

  • Colóquio/Congresso

    “The problem of selecting capabilities: Nussbaum’s road to democracy”. 10th Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy. Braga: University of Minho

  • Curso breve/Workshop (Por convite)

    “Capabilitarian defence of an UBI: Testing the effects of unconditionality on the robustness of capabilities”. UBIEXP Workshop series - session 2, Basic Income: justifications, environment and labour market. Lisboa: ISCTE-IUL

  • Curso breve/Workshop

    “A Capabilitarian-Sufficientarian defence of an UBI”. UBIEXP Workshop Series - Session 1, How can experiments feed into the theoretical justifications for an Unconditional Basic Income?. Braga: Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade do Minho

  • Escola de Verão

    2018: "Is UBI a good interpretation of opportunity?". 9th Summer-School in Political Philosophy & Public Policy (organizado pelo Centro de Ética, Política e Sociedade). Braga: Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade do Minho. (5/07/2018).

  • Colóquio/Congresso

    2018: "Há lugar para um Rendimento Básico Incondicional na lista de Martha Nussbaum?". IX Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política. Painel: Rendimento Básico Incondicional”. Braga: University of Minho. (19/04/2018).

  • Colóquio/Congresso

    2017: “Ronald Dworkin and Philippe Van Parijs: How far is the Equality of Resources from an Unconditional Basic Income?”. VIII Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy. Braga: University of Minho (9/06/2017).

  • Seminário (Por convite)

    2016: “Amartya Sen: capabilities ou meios de troca como base para avaliar a qualidade de vida? MLAG Research Seminars 2016/2017. Porto: Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (29/11/2016).