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.

“¿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

“Somnia. Il sogno dall’antichità all’età moderna”, by C. Buccolini and P. Totaro (eds), ILIESI Digitale 2021

More information and free PDF download This volume, mostly in Italian, deals with crucial moments in the philosophical debate on dreams, from antiquity and late antiquity to the modern age. Starting from a historical-critical overview by Tullio Gregory, this book [...]

By | March 5th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Plants in Early Modern Knowledge: History, Philosophy, and Medicine” Online Seminar, March-June 2021

More information Organizer: Dr. Fabrizio Baldassarri, within the CREMT @ Ca' Foscari Link zoom: unive.zoom.us/j/89254416812 For any information and the zoom link, please write to manipulatingflora@gmail.com March 22, h. 17.30 (Rome) Antonio Clericuzio (University Roma Tre), “Experiments with the Resurrections of Plants: Palingenesis in Early [...]

By | February 27th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quaestio N. 20: “Doctor Fundatissimus. Giles of Rome: His Thought and Influence”, ed. by M. Benedetto, F. Marrone, P. Porro

More information and purchase Quaestio n. 20 has been published. The volume contains a special issue on Giles of Rome, edited by Marienza Benedetto, Francesco Marrone, and Paquale Porro. Table of Contents Julie Brumberg-Chaumont, ‘Logica hominis in via’ : anthropologie, [...]

By | February 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Workshop: “Subject Indexing Early Modern Dissertations: Towards a Methodology for ML-based Text Classification Using Metadata”, 17 February 2021

More information Workshop held by Stefan Heßbrüggen and Jörg Walter @ Development and Application of Category Systems for Text Research - 4th forTEXT expert workshop, 17 February 2021 For a digital historian of philosophy, VD17, Germany's national bibliography of prints [...]

By | February 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Cognitive Issues in the Long Scotist Tradition”, Online Conference, 11-13 February 2021 @ University of South Bohemia

More information Online Conference, 11-13 February 2021 Faculty of Theology at the University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (Budweis) Organized by Daniel Heider and Claus A. Andersen, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic) The conference will be held on Microsoft Teams Zoom. If [...]

By | February 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“La teoria della conoscenza di Francisco Macedo”, by Anna Tropia

More information and purchase Thomas and Scotus are among the most representative philosophers of medieval thought. In the wake of a long tradition of interpretation, the Franciscan theologian Francisco Macedo (Coimbra 1596-Padua 1681) compares their systems, offering today's reader a [...]

By | February 9th, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Aristotelian Subjectivism: Francisco Suárez’s Philosophy of Perception”, by Daniel Heider

More information and purchase This monograph, published by Springer, presents new material on Francisco Suárez’s comprehensive theory of sense perception. The core theme is perceptual intentionality in Suárez’s theory of the senses, external and internal, as presented in his Commentaria [...]

By | January 31st, 2021|News|0 Comments

“Aristoteles Asianus: Aristotle’s works, the Coimbra Texts, and Jesuits’ Chinese Translations in the Seventeenth Century” @ Seoul National University

More information Organized by the Institutes of Humanities and Greco-Roman Studies at Seoul National University (Seoul National University), this event will take place from 1 to 3 February 2021. On the 1st of February, at 18:10-19:00  (KST time zone) Mário [...]

By | January 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Call for 2021 Summer Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History University of San Francisco (USF) The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in [...]

By | January 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments