Philosophy Teacher and Researcher

Marcelo Fischborn is an early career teacher of philosophy at the Farroupilha Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology, in Brazil. His research focuses mainly on responsibility practices, free will, and moral psychology, and he talks about philosophy for a wider audience in this blog and on his YouTube channel (both in Portuguese).


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I got a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy (2018) from the Federal University of Santa Maria, in Brazil, with a visiting period at the Florida State University (2015-16) sponsored by a CAPES/Fulbright Fellowship. I also have a Master’s (2014) and a Licenciatura (2011) degrees in Philosophy from the Federal University of Santa Maria.

Main Publications


Adina Roskies and Eddy Nahmias, “Local determination”, even if we could find it, does not challenge free will: Commentary on Marcelo Fischborn, Philosophical Psychology.

Marcelo Fischborn, Neuroscience and the possibility of locally determined choices: Reply to Adina Roskies and Eddy Nahmias. Philosophical Psychology.

Marcelo Fischborn, Gilberto Gomes é mesmo um compatibilista? Filosofia Unisinos.

Gilberto Gomes, Que tipo de determinação é compatível com que tipo de liberdade? – Uma resposta a Marcelo Fischborn, Filosofia Unisinos.

Courses Taught

Philosophy (2019-present; Technical Courses on Management and Informatics); Ethics and Society (2020-present; Technical Course on Marketing); Mathematical Logic (2020-present; Technical Course on Computer Repairing); Sociology (2019-2020; Technical Courses on Management and Computer Science).


I’ve reviewed papers for the following journals, among others: Consciousness and Cognition, Philosophical Psychology, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Inquiry, Philosophia, Filosofia Unisinos, Principia, Diametros.

Interview, some talks

Entrevista no Podcast Todavia
Apresentação sobre Livre-Arbítrio e Ciência na UFRGS
Talk at the III International Colloquium on Philosophy of Neuroscience

See also: CV Lattes, Google Scholar, PhilPeople, ResearchGate, Publons, ORCID.