My research is mainly about two things.
First, I’m interested in the question about the reality of the past. When someone is upset about the past, common sense people give comfort by saying that the past is no more. However, also when someone is upset about the past, common sense people say that what you remember is true. It’s a puzzle!
Second, I’m interested in the way we experience the past in memory. Is there something in the very experience of the past in memory that makes memory different from imagination? Is there some interesting relationship between the past in our memories and the past itself?
Some of my publications
Schirmer dos Santos, César. 2018. “Episodic Memory, the Cotemporality Problem, and Common Sense.” Essays in Philosophy 19 (2). https://doi.org/10.7710/1526-0569.1613.
Schirmer dos Santos, César. 2016. “Algumas Observações Introdutórias Sobre o Princípio de Veritação.” Principia 20 (2): 201–14. https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2016v20n2p201.
Schirmer dos Santos, César. 2016. “O Problema da Autenticidade do [Auto]Conhecimento: Uma Breve Apresentação.” Sképsis 13: 85–103. http://philosophicalskepticism.org/skepsis/numero-13/.
Schirmer dos Santos, César. 2016. “Autoconhecimento e Virtudes Epistêmicas: Entre o Confiabilismo e o Responsabilismo.” Veritas 60 (3): 579–93. https://doi.org/10.15448/1984-6746.2015.3.24287.