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Interests

Dr Paulo Sousa is Director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) and Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Anthropology. He holds a BA and a MA in anthropology (University of Brasilia, Brazil), a MA in cognitive science (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris), and a PhD in anthropology with specialization in cognition and culture (University of Michigan, USA). He has participated in many cross-cultural projects and published numerous articles in the field of cognition and culture. He also applied an epidemiological approach to the history of ideas of anthropology that stimulated a major controversy. His current research interests focus on agency, moral psychology and inter-group conflict as well as their relation to religion. He is currently writing a book on how ordinary people conceptualize the relationship between harm and morality.

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Research Statement

Teaching

Teaching

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Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Cultural Diversity Medicine & Life Sciences
worldview Social Sciences
morality Social Sciences
Taboo Medicine & Life Sciences
Mongolia Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2008 2008

R1990SAN: The Folk Concept of Moral Responsibility

Sousa, P.

01/08/200817/12/2019

Project: Research

Research Output 1994 2020

Why divination? Less bad than...

Sousa, P., 2020, In : Current Anthropology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Why not divination? Less bad than...

Sousa, P., 2020, In : Current Anthropology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

For Whom Does Determinism Undermine Moral Responsibility? Surveying the conditions for free will across cultures

Hannikainen, I. R., Machery, E. & Sousa, P., 05 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 2428.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Personal Autonomy
Punishment
Linguistics
Language
3 Citations (Scopus)

Nothing at Stake in Knowledge

Rose, D., Machery, E. & Sousa, P., 18 Feb 2019, In : Noûs. 53, 1, p. 224-247

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dualism, Disembodiment and the Divine: Supernatural Agent Representations in the Cognitive Science of Religion

Hodge, M. & Sousa, P., 2018, (Accepted) A New Synthesis: Cognition, Evolution, and History in the Study of Religion.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Disembodiment
Embodiment
Cognitive Science of Religion
Dualism
Supernatural

Prizes

Culture & Cognition graduate fellowship

Paulo Sousa (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Culture & Cognition graduate fellowship

Paulo Sousa (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Culture & Cognition graduate fellowship

Paulo Sousa (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Poster Competition

Paulo Sousa (Recipient), Jul 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Rackham Discretionary Funds

Paulo Sousa (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2001 2016

AERC seminar, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Paulo Sousa (Speaker)
12 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Seminar, Cognitive Science Centre, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Paulo Sousa (Invited speaker)
05 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Workshop "Does ought imply can?" (Institute of Cognition and Culture)

Paulo Sousa (Participant)
2015 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Symposium: Universal moral values, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Nerderlands

Paulo Sousa (Invited speaker)
20 Mar 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Moral Psychology: Poverty and Climate, University of Sheffield, UK

Paulo Sousa (Participant)
18 May 201520 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course