Vice-PresidentAppointed by the Academy of Sciences Retired professor of Philosophy Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lisbon New University. Member of the Humanities Section of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences. Member of CNECV from his first term. Founding member and Member of the Board of the Center for the Study of Bioethics of Coimbra. Degree and Ph.D. in Philosophy and Philosophy and Literature from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).