I’m a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Western Australia. My main areas of interest are philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of biology.

My research is focused on the concept of altruism, particularly in its psychological version, which is usually defined as an ultimate desire to increase the welfare of others. In my PhD thesis, "Altruistic Motivation Beyond Ultimate Desires" (submitted for examination on 11/2022), I discuss some theoretical and practical problems with the dominant way of conceptualizing altruistic motivation and point to some alternatives.

I was born in Brazil, where I completed my ba…

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