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I International Conference Women in Modern Philosophy – Rio de Janeiro, June 2019

10 febbraio

The First International Conference on Women of Modern Philosophy will be held in Rio de Janeiro, 17th to 20th June 2019).

Rio de Janeiro is a national center of Early Modern Philosophy. All Brazilian researchers who confirmed participation in the meeting are heirs of that school of reading the history of philosophy with a method of conceptual analysis, with deep respect to the letter of the historical text. It will be be a joyous occasion for the beginning of an exchange and network on Early Moderh Philosophy’s research also with a regard to the possibilities of rewriting the philosophical canon.

The meeting is already on its preliminary arrangements. Works on the thoughts of Elisabeth of Bohemia, Margareth Cavendish, Catharine Trotter Cockburn, The two “Sophies”, Cristina of Sweden, Anne Conway, Émilie Du Châtelet, among other women, are expected.

Topic areas

Cartesian account of will

Judgment and will in Seventeenth Century

The role os letters in Early Modern Philosophy

The nature of mind

The relation between mind and body

Questions on infinite and finite

Education, fixation and rewriting the canon in the history of Early Modern Philosophy

Keynote speakers:

Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn University

Marilena Chauí – Universiy of São Paulo

Lisa Shapiro – Simon Fraser University

Ulysses Pinheiro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Sabbrina Ebbersmeyer – University of Copenhagen

Lia Levy – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Sarah Hutton – York University


Katarina Ribeiro Peixoto (UERJ/CNPq)

Pedro Pricladnitzky (UEM)

Scientific Commitee:

Dr. Edgar Marques – UERJ

Dr. Lia Levy – UFRGS

Dr. Nastassja Pugliese – UFRJ

Dr. Tessa Moura Lacerda – USP

Dr. Ulysses Pinheiro – UFRJ

Dr. Maria Isabel Limongi – UFPR

We invite whoever is interested in taking part of it to submit a lecture proposal (related to the topic of the conference) including a title, an abstract (minimum 300 words, maximum 500 words), 5 keywords summarizing it, and a resume to: The deadline for submissions is the 10th February 2019. Lectures will be each 30 minutes long and will be followed by an 10 minutes talk. Lectures can be given either in english, french, spanish or portuguese.

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