I International Conference Women in Modern Philosophy

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019
Philosophy Department, Rio de Janeiro State University

9 floor room 91
Rua Francisco Xavier, 524
Río de Janeiro

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • CNPq

Keynote speakers:

University of Copenhagen
Universität-GH Paderborn
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Simon Fraser University

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We are pleased to announce the selected submissions for the I International Conference Women in Modern Philosophy

Anunciamos os trabalhamos selecionados para a I Conferência Internacional Mulheres na Filosofia Moderna

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The Organizers
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Allauren Forbes- Mary Wollstonecraft’s Political Conception of Marriage: Friendship, Autonomy, and Property

Alice Gabriel – Anne Conway Monadóloga

Carmel da Silva Ramos - Melancolia e método: o caso Elisabeth

Juliana Martins - Observações sobre a noção de Matéria para Cavendish

Natalia Strok - A modal and incremental Distinction: Anne Conway on Spirit and Body

Rafael Teruel Coelho - Elisabeth e Descartes: sobre a alma, a extensão e o movimento

Reed Winegar - Elise Reimarus: Religion and Reason

Regina Schöpke - O diálogo entre Elisabeth e Descartes: as aporias da tese da união substancial

Sacha Zilber Kontic - Hábito, costumes e a imaginação feminina: Malebranche e Poulain de la Barre

Silvia Manzo - Monsters and Laws of Nature in Margaret Cavendish

Teresa Rodríguez - The eclecticism of Anne Conway

Zoia Shevchenko - The Issue of Sex and Gender in the Biodeterministic Theories

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I First International Conference Women in Modern Philosophy (Rio de Janeiro, June, 2019)
Rio de Janeiro State University - UERJ

Official Anouncement

Call for submissions

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 (above all, at the UERJ and UFRJ), one of the more developed areas of research in philosophy in our country. 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 would be a great joy and could also be an occasion for us to begin an exchange and network on Early Moderh Philosophy’s research also with a regard to the possibilities of rewriting the 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 theory of the will

Judgment and will in Seventeenth Century

The role os letters in Early Modern Philosophy

The nature of mind

Representation and mental action

The relation between mind and body

Theorys of infinity in Early Modern Philosophy

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

International speakers:

Dr. Ruth Hagengruber – Paderborn University

Dr. Lisa Shapiro - Simon Fraser University

Dr. Sarah Hutton – York University 

Dr. Sabrina Ebbersmeyer – Copenhagen University

Dr. Christine Lopes independent scholar (PhD BBK, London)

Dr. Macarena Marey - University of Buenos Aires

The Conference of Women of Modern Philosophy will include the following Brazilian researchers:


Katarina Ribeiro Peixoto (UERJ/CNPq)
Pedro Pricladnitzky (UEM)

Scientific Commitee

Dr. Edgar Marques – UERJ
Dr. Lia Levy – UFRGS
Dr. Maria Isabel Papaterra Limongi - UFPR
Dr. Nastassja Pugliese – UFRJ
Dr. Tessa Moura Lacerda – USP
Dr. Ulysses Pinheiro – UFRJ

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 this address: mfilosofiam@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is the 31th January 2019. Lectures will be each 30 minutes long and will be followed by an 10 minutes talk. Lectures can be given either in english, spanish, french or portuguese.

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June 17, 2019, 4:00pm BRT

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