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.

“Libertad, ley y poder. Bien común y Derechos humanos en la obra de Francisco Suárez”, by Isabel Lafuente

More information and purchase This book deals with the issues, the problems and the solutions that Suárez's iusnaturalistic philosophy poses and offers to human beings and society as regards the notions of freedom, law and power. As Suárez's principle and [...]

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“Immanent Transcendence Francisco Suárez’s Doctrine of Being”, by V. Salas

More information and purchase Long considered one of late scholasticism’s most important thinkers, Francisco Suárez has, paradoxically enough, often been treated only in relation to other medieval authors or as a transitional figure in the shift from medieval to early [...]

By |2022-12-10T09:40:26+00:00November 10th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Parts, Wholes, and Matter in Early Modern Natural Philosophy”, ed. by Simone Guidi

More information and purchase Bruniana & Campanelliana 2022/1 features a special section, edited by Simone Guidi, on "Parts, Wholes, and Matter in Early Modern Natural Philosophy". Section Contents: Simone Guidi, Introduction; Andrew W. Arlig, Part-Whole Interdependence and the Presence of [...]

By |2022-12-09T18:43:33+00:00November 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Divergent Scholasticism: Philosophical Thought and Scholastic Tradition between Europe and the Americas, 1500-1700

More information A very common narrative in the history of both philosophy and science reconstructs the dawn of early-modern thought as a clean break from the dusk of Scholasticism and its Aristotelian roots. The workshop Divergent Scholasticism: Philosophical Thought and [...]

By |2022-12-10T09:51:48+00:00September 10th, 2022|Events & CFP, News|0 Comments

“Cognitive Issues in the Long Scotist Tradition”, ed. by Daniel Heider, Claus Andersen

More information and purchase The late-scholastic school of Scotism (after John Duns Scotus) left considerable room for disagreement. This volume innovatively demonstrates just how vividly Scotist philosophers and theologians discussed cognitive matters from the 14th until the 17th century. It [...]

By |2022-12-09T18:44:02+00:00September 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Portuguese / Latin Edition of the Cursus Conimbricensis – Vol. 4: “De Anima”

More information and purchase A Commentary on Aristotle's 'De Anima' as part of the Coimbra Jesuit Course (1592-1606). This volume is dedicated to the translation, edition, explanation (explanatio) and questioning (quaestio) of books I and II of this Aristotelian work, [...]

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“Histoire de la fin des temps. Les mutations du discours Eschatologique. Moyen Age, Renaissance, Temps Modernes”, ed. by É. Mehl, Ch. Trottmann

More information and purchase Medieval Western eschatology was built on the basis of Holy Scripture and has undergone significant changes over the centuries. The witness of the first Christians shows that the advent of the Parousia, the object of their [...]

By |2022-03-05T16:14:03+00:00March 5th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Aristotelismo, libertinismo, erudizione nell’Italia del Seicento”, by O. Trabucco

More information and purchase Aristotelianism, libertinism, erudition are philosophical currents evolving over the entire seventeenth century in Italy, and their results cannot be enclosed in strict definitions. Moving against the background of epochal events, such as Galilei's condemnation, and following [...]

By |2022-12-12T18:40:56+00:00February 1st, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Locke and Occasionalism”, special issue of Studi Lockiani, ed. by L. Simonutti

More information and purchase This special issue of Studi Lockiani (2, 2021), edited by Luisa Simonutti (ISPF-CNR), is devoted to Locke and Occasionalism. With papers by Igor Agostini, Raffaele Carbone, Matteo Favaretti, Simone Guidi, Nicholas Jolley, Steven Nadler, Mariangela Priarolo. [...]

By |2022-01-29T14:31:32+00:00January 29th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Radical Natural Theologies from Duns Scotus to Christian Wolff”, special issue of Rivista di Storia della Filosofia, ed. by A. Frigo

More information and purchase This special issue of the Italian Scopus Journal of Philosophy Rivista di storia della filosofia (4/2021) edited by Alberto Frigo (UniMi), is devoted to "Radical Natural Theologies from Duns Scotus to Christian Wolff" Table of contents [...]

By |2022-01-24T11:09:07+00:00January 24th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Nel labirinto della materia. Il dibattito filosofico e teologico dalla tarda antichità all’età moderna”, ed by C. Altini, B. Cavarra, G. Cerro

More information and purchase The essays composing this volume investigate the stratifications and changes in the evolution of theories of matter in the philosophical and theological tradition. They also investigate cases and crucial moments for the definition of the different [...]

By |2022-01-20T09:23:19+00:00January 20th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“1655 Stopover in Coimbra: A young Jesuit between West and East”, ed. by Noël Golvers and Carlota Simões

More information and OA download In the letter published here, a young Jesuit priest educated in the colleges of the Society of Jesus in Brabant gives a detailed account of life in the College of Jesus in Coimbra, where he [...]

By |2022-01-17T14:25:24+00:00January 17th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“The Philosophers and the Bible. The Debate on Sacred Scripture in Early Modern Thought”, ed by A. Del Prete, A. L. Schino, and P. Totaro

More information and purchase   The Bible is the crucible within which were forged many of the issues most vital to philosophy during the early modern age. Different conceptions of God, the world, and the human being have been constructed [...]

By |2022-02-01T14:07:20+00:00January 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Itinerari di filosofia e teologia francescana. Studi offerti in memoria di Marco Arosio”, ed by A. Nannini and I. Zavattero (Open Access)

Download in OA   From the doctrines of the early Parisian Franciscans to the sixteenth-century Spanish disputes involving Franciscans and Dominicans, this collective volume covers three centuries of philosophical and theological thought. The Franciscan perspective is privileged to honor the [...]

By |2022-01-14T15:41:27+00:00January 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Memory and Recollection in the Aristotelian Tradition. Essays on the Reception of Aristotle’s De memoria et reminiscentia”, ed. by V. Decaix, C. Thomsen Thörnqvist

More information and purchase   Aristotle’s De memoria et reminiscentia (“On Memory and Recollection”) is the oldest surviving systematic study of the nature of human memory. Forming part of Aristotle’s other minor writings on psychology that were intended as a supplement [...]

By |2022-01-14T15:43:27+00:00January 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

“Centres and Peripheries in the History of Philosophical Thought. Essays in Honour of Loris Sturlese”, Brepols 2021

More information The notions of ‘centre’ and ‘peripheries’ are the two paradigms guiding through a broad analysis of figures, places and topics within the history of philosophy. This volume is an homage to the great intellectual contribution made by Loris [...]

By |2021-11-03T12:39:16+00:00September 7th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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