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.

“Baroque Scholasticism”: Special Issue of American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2019, 93)

This special issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2019, 93), edited by Petr Dvořák and Jacob Schmutz, is entirely devoted to Baroque Scholasticism, with the contribution of some of the most relevant specialists in the field. More information Table of Contents Introduction: [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Suárez em Lisboa – 1617-2017 – Proceedings of the International Conference

This volume contains and publishes the Proceedings of the International Conference "Suárez em Lisboa - 1617-2017", organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, 4-6 December 2017). The Proceedings are edited by Pedro Caridade de Freitas, Margarida Seixas and [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Quaestio n. 18 (2019): The Question of the Thing / Francisco Suárez and the Foundations of Political Authority

Find out Quaestio's 18th issue, divided into two sections: "The Question of the Thing" (edited by Francesco Marrone), and "Francisco Suárez and the Foundations of Political Authority" (edited by Costantino Esposito). More information Table of Contents The Question of the Thing Edited [...]

By | June 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

International Symposium on Jesuit Studies – “Engaging Sources”

Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JESUITS STUDIES | INCLUDING OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE CONIMBRICENSES.ORG PROJECT Boston College, Gasson Hall | June 11–13, 2019 The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies invites [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

“Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and the Complexities of Modernity”, ed. by. R. A. Maryks and J. A. Senent de Frutos

This is a bilingual edition of the selected peer-reviewed papers that were submitted for the International Symposium on Jesuit Studies on the thought of the Jesuit Francisco Suárez (1548–1617). The symposium was co-organized in Seville in 2018 by the Departamento [...]

By | May 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

“Jesuit Philosophy on the Eve of Modernity”, edited by Cristiano Casalini

Series: Jesuit Studies, Volume: 20 Jesuit Philosophy on the Eve of Modernity, edited by Cristiano Casalini, is the first comprehensive volume to trace the origins and development of Jesuit philosophy during the first century of the Society of Jesus (1540–c.1640). Filling [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

“Les Méditations Métaphysiques. Objections et réponses de Descartes. Un Commentaire”, edited by Dan Arbib

This new commentary, published by Vrin in 2019 under the coordination of Prof. Dan Arbib, addresses Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, with a comprehensive analysis of the text, including Descartes' Replies to Objections. The commentary is indeed a collection of essays from some [...]

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M. Favaretti Camposampiero, M. Priarolo, E. Scribano (eds.), Occasionalism. From Metaphysics to Science

Brepols - The Age of Descartes, 2 Traditionally interpreted as an outcome of Cartesian dualism, in recent years occasionalism has undergone serious reassessment. Scholars have shifted their focus from the post-Cartesian debates on the mind-body problem to earlier discussions of body-body [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Divine Ideas in Franciscan Thought (XIIIth-XIVth Century), by Jacopo Falà and Irene Zavattero (eds)

This volume presents a series of papers on the 13th and 14th century Franciscan debate on divine ideas. Most of the principal Franciscan authors of the time are considered: from Alexandre de Hales and the first Franciscan masters of theology [...]

By | February 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CFA: The Sixth Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 6–7 June 2019

The Sixth Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy University of Helsinki, 6–7 June 2019 More information Submission deadline: March 1      In a joint effort by philosophers in Finland and Hungary, the Seminar was founded to promote international cooperation among scholars [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Events & CFP|0 Comments

CFP: Plato and Platonism in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition. Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition

Plato and Platonism in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition. Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition More information Established Scholars: send a title and tentative abstract; Graduate Students: send a title, abstract and have your faculty advisor or dissertation director email indicating that [...]

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CFP: Transformations in Early Modern Philosophy. Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (2019)

Transformations in Early Modern Philosophy Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (2019) More information The University of Queensland (UQ) is delighted to host the second Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (ASEMP), in Brisbane, Australia, from November 25th to 27th, [...]

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Conference: “The Iberian School of Peace. Natural Right and Human Dignity”, University of Coimbra, October 24th-25th, 2019

The Iberian School of Peace: Natural Right and Human Dignity. International Conference, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, October 24th-25th, 2019 Organized by: Pedro Calafate – University of Lisbon/FCUL Mário Santiago de Carvalho – University of Coimbra/IEF [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

“L’angelo e la macchina” by Simone Guidi, about the scholastic roots of Descartes’ body-mind dualism

"L'angelo e la macchina. Sulla genesi della res cogitans cartesiana" is a book by Dr. Simone Guidi, published by FrancoAngeli, Italy in 2018, preface by Prof. Mário Santiago de Carvalho. The book provides with an exhaustive reading of the Scholastic angelological and psychological [...]

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Conference: “Francisco Suárez: Predecessors and Successors” – 26-27 April 2019, Loyola University Chicago

Francisco Suárez: Predecessors and Successors 26-27 April 2019 - Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus, Beane Hall Ballroom, Lewis Tower Speakers include: Brian Embry (Groningen), Helen Hattab (Houston), Sydney Penner (Asbury), Kara Richardson (Syracuse), Tad Schmaltz (Michigan), Christopher Shields (Notre Dame) The thought of the Jesuit philosopher, [...]

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“O Curso Filosófico Jesuíta Conimbricense” by Mário Santiago de Carvalho, a complete introduction to the Cursus Conimbricensis

O Curso Filosófico Jesuíta Conimbricense, by Prof. Mário Santiago de Carvalho, can be fully downloaded for free by the University of Coimbra’s Estudo Geral. Please follow this link. The book, in Portuguese, has been published by the Imprensa da Universidade [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments