Dr Pierre-Jean Renaudie



Honorary Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Off-Campus (Home)


FCT Post-doctoral Fellow, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Porto (Portugal)

PhD Paris-Sorbonne University, 2010
MA Paris-Sorbonne University, 2004
Agrégation de Philosophie, 2003

I received my PhD in Philosophy from Paris-Sorbonne University (France), where I taught Philosophy from 2004 to 2012 and defended a dissertation on Edmund Husserl’s theory of knowledge and the emergence of phenomenology at the turn of the XXth Century. In 2013, I earned a FCT Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and joined the Mind Language and Action Group (MLAG) at the University of Porto. I am currently working on a postdoctoral research project about the shortcomings of self-knowledge in phenomenology and philosophy of mind. My research explores the moral and epistemological difficulties that stem from the privilege granted to the first-person’s authority in self-knowledge.

I published a book on the relations between language and perception in Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology (Husserl on Categories. Language, Thought, Perception, Paris, Vrin, 2015), and several articles in French and English on topics related to intentionality, self-knowledge, epistemology, phenomenology and psychology (see my list of publications). I wrote on Kant, Brentano, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida, and am interested in showing how phenomenological analyses can address some of the challenges related to the question of self-knowledge and brought up by recent philosophy of mind (mainly in the works of Sellars, Castaneda, Shoemaker, McDowell, Moran…). Some of these publications are available on my personal website.

I have been working as a researcher in France, Australia, the USA and Portugal. Beside my research collaboration with the MLAG at the University of Porto and my Honorary fellowship at Deakin University, I am a member of the Husserl Archives (Paris), and an Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University.

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Biography summary

Dr Pierre-Jean Renaudie is a post-doctoral researcher (FCT Post-doctoral Fellow) at the University of Porto, working in the areas of German post-Kantian philosophy, Phenomenology (German and French) and Philosophy of Mind


University of Porto
Husserl Archives, Paris (CNRS UMR 8547)
Deakin University
Western Sydney University

Knowledge areas

Phenomenology (German and French), Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Kant’s Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Mind