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.

“Miguel Venegas and the Earliest Jesuit Theater”, by Margarida Miranda

More information and purchase In Miguel Venegas and the Earliest Jesuit Theater, Margarida Miranda takes a fresh look at the origins of Jesuit theater and provides a detailed account of the life and work of Miguel Venegas (1529–after 1588) within the [...]

By | October 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Les Passions de l’âme et leur réception philosophique”, edited by Giulia Belgioioso and Vincent Carraud

More information and purchase Les Passions de l'âme is Descartes's last published work. When it appeared in 1649, both in Amsterdam and in Paris, the philosopher was already in Stockholm, invited by Christine of Sweden. Yet, it is for sure [...]

By | September 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Revisiting Plato’s Parmenides”, edited by Maria do Céu Fialho and António Manuel Martins

More information and free download This book presents a collection of selected essays from the papers presented to the international conference on Plato’s Parmenides on the occasion of the 2nd Meeting of the Mediterranean Section of the International Plato Society [...]

By | September 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Escritos sobre escravidão”, by Lúcio Álvaro Marques and João Paulo Rodrigues Pereira

More information and free download "Escritos sobre escravidão" ("Writings on Slavery") is a new publication (203 pp. in Portuguese), by Lúcio Álvaro Marques and João Paulo Rodrigues Pereira. It collects several modern works (16th-19th century) on slavery, mainly from Jesuit [...]

By | August 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Portuguese / Latin Edition of the Cursus Conimbricensis – Vol. 2: “Ethica”

More information and purchase Among all the Commentaries on the ‘Nichomachean Ethics’ by Aristotle, the Jesuit Coimbra Commentary (16th Century), written by Manuel de Góis, as a part of the widely known Jesuit Coimbra Commentaries (1592-1606), has its particularities. It [...]

By | August 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Os jesuítas e o ensino da astrologia no colégio de Santo Antão 

Seminário História dos Jesuítas | 14 de Julho de 2020 18h30 - Brotéria Falar de astrologia no contexto da história dos Jesuítas parece estranho, quase absurdo. É aliás frequentemente assumido que a Sociedade de Jesus era completamente oposta a tais [...]

By | July 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Francisco Suárez. Metaphysics, Politics and Ethics”, ed. by Mário Santiago de Carvalho, Manuel Lázaro Pulido, Simone Guidi

More information and free download This volume publishes the Proceedings of the 1st International Meeting "Thinking Baroque in Portugal" (26-28 June 2017), which dealt with the metaphysical, ethical and political thinking of Francisco Suárez. Counting on the collaboration of some [...]

By | July 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Dicionário do Curso Filosófico Conimbricense”, by Mário Santiago de Carvalho

More information and purchase With more than five-hundred entries, the present Dictionary (published, in Portuguese, by Palimage) is the result of one of the multiple lines of research carried out by the Institute for Philosophical Studies at the University of [...]

By | June 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Skepticism in Philosophy. A Comprehensive, Historical Introduction”, by H. Lagerlund

More information and purchase In this book, Henrik Lagerlund offers the first complete history of what is perhaps the most famous of all philosophical problems: skepticism. As the first of its kind, the book traces the influence of philosophical skepticism [...]

By | June 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Portuguese / Latin Edition of the Cursus Conimbricensis – Vol. 1: “Comentários aos ‘Parva Naturalia’”

More information and purchase Aristotle's work known under the Latin name Parva Naturalia had an undeniable, international philosophical fortune. Among all the comments that this text knew, the most relevant is surely that made in Coimbra, in the 16th century, by [...]

By | May 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Active Cognition. Challenges to an Aristotelian Tradition”, ed. by Véronique Decaix and Ana María Mora-Márquez

More information and purchase This edited work is edited by Véronique Decaix and Ana María Mora-Márquez, and published by Springer in 2020. The book draws on a range of contributed expertise to trace the fortune of an Aristotelian thesis over [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Post-Doc @ Stockholm University: “The Mechanization of Philosophy between 1300 and 1700”

More information | Closing date: 31 March 2020. The Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University invites applications for a full-time three-year post-doctoral position in the history of philosophy. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council grant: "The Mechanization [...]

By | February 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

CFP: “Christian missions in Asia and Africa (16th-19th centuries): between imperialism and inculturation”, ALADAA International Congress. Quito, July-August 2020

SYMPOSIUM “Christian missions in Asia and Africa (16th-19th centuries): between imperialism and inculturation” Coordinators: • Dr. José Antonio Cervera Jiménez, The College of Mexico, jacervera@colmex.mx • Dr. Ricardo E. Martínez Esquivel, University of Costa Rica, ricardo.martinezesquivel@ucr.ac.cr As we know well in Latin [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|Events & CFP|0 Comments

“Jesuit Logic and Late Ming China. Lectures on the Cursus Conimbricensis”, ed. by Cristiano Casalini

More information and purchase Jesuit missionaries and Chinese literati first introduced Aristotelian logic to China during the late Ming dynasty (in the first half of the 17th century). They collaborated to translate this specific part of the Cursus Conimbricensis, a [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Francisco Suárez 1617-2017” ed. by C. Faraco and S. Langella

This volume (312 pp.), edited by Cintia Faraco and Simona Langella and published by Artetetra Edizioni in 2019, collects the Proceedings of the Congress "Francisco Suárez 1617-2017 - Convegno in occasione del IV centenario della sua morte". All the papers [...]

By | January 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

FCT-Funded Post-Doc Research Positions in Philosophy (Up to 6 Years)

The Institute for Philosophical Studies (IEF) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (FLUC) welcomes and supports qualified candidates interested in applying for fix-term (up to 6 years) research positions in Philosophy, funded by the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments