About IEF - Universidade de Coimbra

The Institute of Philosophical Studies is a Research & Development Unit based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra that hosts doctorate Philosophy investigators of all origins – while members – and that is opened to all those – as collaborative members – wishing to join the philosophical investigation or deepen it. The Institute of Philosophical Studies supports the training and initiation of young investigators and provides institutional expression and disclosure to the high-end philosophical investigation, in the several dimensions in which Philosophy is still materializing today. It is its conviction that the philosophical meditation and work are a real path to rethink a heritage, think and acknowledge the appeals from today, and provide an answer for the more urgent challenges of an always inquisitive future. With a solid history and an unmatched international expansion, the research work of the Institute of Philosophical Studies is achieved in the several Research Groups, in which all members are organized, promote Conferences, Permanent Seminars in Philosophy, Open Classes, publications and national and international contacts aiming the philosophical exchange of the highest level and accuracy. The Institute of Philosophical Studies welcomes all those who wish to visit or associate with it.

Spring School “Schol’Art” 20-26 March 2022

More information At the school of the Scholastics: rereading the theories of arts and letters in the early modern age This collective project developed at the University of Louvain (GEMCA - Group for Early Modern Cultural Analysis) conjugates three disciplines: [...]

By | July 19th, 2021|Events & CFP, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Religious Orders and Their Schools in Early Modern Italy (1500–1800)”, by David Salomoni

More information and purchase In Educating the Catholic People, David Salomoni reconstructs the complex educational landscape that arose in sixteenth-century Italy and lasted until the French Revolution. Over three centuries, various religious orders, both male and female, took on the educational [...]

By | July 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Call for Papers: “‘Superstitio’ from Ancient to Early Modern: Philosophy, Lexicography, and History of Ideas

More information  Call for Papers for the end-2021 issue of Lexicon Philosophicum (deadline: Nov 15, 2021). Lexicon Philosophicum is the flagship journal of ILIESI (Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee). It investigates its particular domain – [...]

By | June 25th, 2021|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

“The Colleges of Jesus and Arts of Coimbra (1542‒1759)”, by Rui Lobo

Preview This new book (2021) by Prof. Rui Lobo, published by the Editorial do Departamento de Arquitectura da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (edarq), focuses on the history of Jesuit architecture in Coimbra. The Colleges of Jesus and Arts [...]

By | June 22nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

“«L’essentialisme» wolffien et la métaphysique de la science moderne” @ Collège de France, 24 June 2021

More information Online one-day conference, organized by Claudine Tiercelin. Registration is required to Alexandre Declos: alexandre.declos@college-de-france.fr. En présentant la pensée philosophique de Christian Wolff (1679-1754) en 1990, Michel Puech soulignait que : « L’idée de rechercher la métaphysique de la [...]

By | June 21st, 2021|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

“John of the Cross: Carmel, Desire and Transformation” @ St Mary’s University Twickenham, London, 21st – 23rd June 2021

More information Saint John of the Cross remains a major source of Western thought on spirituality, theology and mysticism. He is of continuing relevance in the context of present cultural malaise concerning meaning, purpose, authenticity and God. Compared to Teresa [...]

By | June 17th, 2021|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

“Dominican Culture, Dominican Theology” – Online Conference – 29 June – 02 July 2021

More information Annual meeting of IGTM – International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology - Hosted by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen. In the high Middle Ages, a novel concept of religious community overran the [...]

By | June 17th, 2021|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

Marco Arosio Award – 11th edition (2021) – Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum

More information Professor Marco Arosio (d. 2009) is well known among Italian Medieval Philosophy scholars for his knowledge and accuracy. Each year the Chair dedicated to his memory awards a cash prize (€ 2000,00 for the present edition) for a [...]

By | June 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Actualidad y proyección de la tradición escolástica” – International Congress @ Universidad Francisco de Vitoria – 17-18 June 2021

This Congress (Madrid, 17-18 June) is organized by Professor Leopoldo José Prieto Lopez. It will be available a Zoom streaming of the event: • 17 June • 18 June

By | June 15th, 2021|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

“¿Qué es la escuela de Salamanca?”, ed. by Simona Langella, Rafael Ramis Barceló

More information and purchase This book collects the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the Seminar "What is the School of Salamanca?", held at the Università Pontificia Salesiana in Rome, on September 17-19, 2020, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Theology, and [...]

By | March 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Online Seminar of Jesuit Studies – April-June 2021 – “Textos Fundamentais da Companhia de Jesus”

This is a cycle of online seminars (in Portuguese) organized by Margarida Miranda, Carlota Urbano, and Emanuel Nogueira at the University of Coimbra's CECH. Module 1: "Na pena do fundador" will take place between April and June 2021, from 6 [...]

By | March 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Animal Minds in Medieval Latin Philosophy. A Sourcebook from Augustine to Wodeham”, by Anselm Oelze

More information and purchase This sourcebook explores how the Middle Ages dealt with questions related to the mental life of creatures great and small. It makes accessible a wide range of key Latin texts from the fourth to the fourteenth [...]

By | March 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Jesuits in Spanish America before the Suppression. Organization and Demographic and Quantitative Perspectives”, by Robert H. Jackson

More information and purchase From the late sixteenth century until their expulsion in 1767, members of the Society of Jesus played an important role in the urban life of Spanish America and as administrators of frontier missions. This study examines [...]

By | March 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Summistae. The Commentary Tradition on Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae from the 15th to the 17th Centuries”, edited by Lidia Lanza and Marco Toste

More information and purchase The importance of the Summa theologiae on Late Scholasticism Thomas Aquinas’ Summa theologiae is one of the classics in the history of theology and philosophy. Beyond its influence in the Middle Ages, its importance is also borne out by [...]

By | March 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Ego sum/Je suis/Io sono/I am/Ich bin nell’aetas cartesiana”, 23-24 April (h 14.00-21.00) – Online Seminar Organized by CESDES Università del Salento & CEC Sorbonne Université

By | March 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Portuguese / Latin Edition of the Cursus Conimbricensis – Vol. 3: “De Caelo” (Part 1)

More information and purchase First part of the Coimbra commentary on Aristotle's De Caelo, known as Coimbra Jesuit Commentaries on Aristotle, published in Lisbon 1593 by Manuel de Góis (1543-1597). Here Góis comments and discusses subject matters such as the [...]

By | March 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments