Lia Levy

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It is with joy, gratitude and pride that we present Professor Lia Levy.

She is a full Professor of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, member of the National Association of Graduate Studies in Philosophy (ANPOF), Researcher 1B of CNPq, member of the Editorial Board of Revista Analytica, Editor of UFRGS and executive editor of the Journal of Ancient Philosophy.

She coordinates the Nucleus of Modern Philosophy (UFRGS) and the Project CAPES PROCAD 2013 Substance: evolution and formulations of a philosophical notion, which brings together researchers from the Graduate Programs of UFRGS, PPGLM/UFRJ and UFG. She is member of the Seminar Philosophy of Language (UFRJ) and of the Research and Documentation Center in Philosophy Balthazar Barbosa Filho (UFRGS).

Early Modern Rationalism researcher, her work focus mainly in the intersection between knowledge, metaphysics and subjectivity.

Author of O Autômato Espiritual: O nascimento da subjetividade moderna segundo a Ética de Espinosa [The Spiritual Automaton. The birth of modern subjectivity according to Spinoza’s Ethics] (1999) / L’automate Spirituel. (2000) and co-organizer of the collections Verdade, Conhecimento e Ação [Truth, knowledge and action] (1999), Estudos de Filosofia Moderna [Studies of Modern Philosophy] (2011), Metafísica, Lógica e outras coisas mais [Metaphysics, logic and other things] (2012) , besides authoring several articles on Espinosa and Descartes.

Personal Webpage: https://professor.ufrgs.br/lialevy/

Academia: https://ufrgs.academia.edu/lialevy

Her talk:

“Les feministes peuvent-elles être spinozistes? Le soi et les différences de genre” (Podem as feministas serem spinozistas? O si e as diferenças de gênero).

Abstract:

Le titre de cette présentation a été inspiré par l’article de Brie Gertler: “Can Feminists Be Cartesians?”(2002), où elle défend des thèses centrales du cartésianisme en montrant qu’elles sont au moins compatibles avec les positions féministes-clés, se révélant ainsi un outil anti-autoritaire. Genevieve Lloyd, à son tour, conteste la valeur stratégique de la philosophie cartésienne et suggère que la philosophie de Spinoza offre un modèle de pensée bien plus approprié que celui de Descartes pour concevoir la distinction de genre et le féminin. Mon propos est, d’un côté, d’ajouter des nouveaux arguments à sa position, mais, d’autre coté, de discuter si la philosophie spinoziste est aussi favorable qu’elle le croit pour concevoir philosophiquement la distinction de genre. Je présenterai ma reconstruction de la notion de subjectivité chez Spinoza dans laquelle sa conception dynamique et relationnelle du soi, dépourvu de toute substantialité et qui garde un rapport foncier avec le corps et avec les autres, garde des similitudes avec une conception herméneutique du sujet. De ce point de vue, je suis bien d’accord avec l’interprétation de Lloyd. Par contre, lorsque l’on approfondit le regard sur les processus enveloppés dans cette conception de la construction de soi, on se rend compte – je le propose – , qu’il ne nous est pas possible de définir philosophiquement (c’est-à-dire, de façon non-historique et non-politico-sociale) les catégories significatives pour la construction de la subjectivité comme on le prétend avec la distinction de genre.

Sarah Hutton e Sabrina Ebbersmayer: A Correspondência entre Descartes e Elisabeth.

Há um ano, em Paderborn, Sarah Hutton e Sabrina Ebbersmeyer gravaram esta entrevista, na qual a professora da Universidade de Copenhagen fala sobre o seu trabalho. Ela traduziu para o alemão a correspondência de Descartes e Elisabeth. Na conversa também se pode observar a importância, tanto da recuperação do pensamento dessas mulheres, como do uso das cartas como instrumento privilegiado de interlocução, desde o Renascimento. Sarah Hutton e Sabrina Ebbersmeyer estarão conosco, no Rio de Janeiro, para nossa alegria e aprendizado. #ModernWomeninRio2019. 
Confiram:

Katarina Peixoto

Katarina Peixoto is one of the organizers of our Conference.

 

KatarinaShe is Posdoctoral fellow at the Philosophy Department of the State University of Rio de Janeiro UERJ – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (http://www.uerj.br/idiomas.php#gb), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Research project: The problem of singular terms in The Port-Royal Logic). She is also leading a research project on Elisabeth of Bohemia’s Thought (Intentionality and responsibility in Elisabeth of Bohemia’s Thought) (Both projects with grants from The National Council for Research and Development – CNPq). Works mainly in Early Modern Philosophy (and Early Modern Philosophy of logic). She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (UFRGS). Her Master’s Degree is a study of the Hegelian theory of punishment within The Philosophy of Right, and her doctoral dissertation focused primarily on Port-Royal Logic’s theory of representation. She also holds a B.A. in Law from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) She has worked as a journalist, editor and translator, and she was a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNPD). She has written a variety of academic articles and journalistic reports. She is one of the organizers of the I International Conference Women in The History of Philosophy, which will be held at UERJ, 17-20th Juin https://mulheresfilosofiamoderna.wordpress.comFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceWomenModernPhilosophyBrazilUERJ/?modal=admin_todo_tour).

Pedro Pricladnitzky

 

Pedro Conf

We are grateful and pride to present one of our organizers, Professor Dr. Pedro Pricladnitzky.

He is a professor of philosophy at the Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM). He was a graduate student at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), where He received his PhD and his M.A. in philosophy. His research focuses ion seventeenth-century philosophy and is concerned primarily with topics of metaphysics and its intersection with natural philosophy, philosophy of science and philosophy of perception. He is particularly interested in theories of substance, individuation of bodies, scientific reasoning in Descartes and in authors of cartesian influence.

Ruth Hagengruber

 

Ruth

It is with great joy, gratitude and pride that we present Professor Ruth Hagengruber. She teaches us not to be afraid, and do not to apologize for being women. She also encourages us to take the history of philosophy seriously, not as fun, but as an ethical compromise. It’s about recognizing that the role of women in the history of philosophy is not only a meta philosophical question, but a way of doing philosophy seriously. We always did philosophy, so, that is simply not true to say that we were not inside it. In her seminal paper “Cutting the Veil of Ignorance: Rewriting the History of Philosophy,” (https://academic.oup.com/…/article-abstract/98/1/34/1126728…) Hagengruber proposes an inspiring programmatic perspective.

Ruth Hagengruber is Professor of Philosophy, specialized on Philosophy of Economics and Information Science. She is Head of Philosophy at the University Paderborn and Founder and Director of the Teaching and Research Center “History of Women Philosophers and Scientists”, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation of North-Rhine Westphalia. In 2006, she established the teaching and research area Philosophy and Computing, extended to “EcoTechGender” in 2013. Hagengruber is Lifetime Member of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy (I-ACAP), since 2011, Member of the Advisory Board of the MCTS “Munich Center for Technology in Society” of the Technical University of Munich since 2012. 

In 2015, she received the “Wiener-Schmidt-Prize” of the Society for Cybernetics and Systems Theory, in 2018, she became Board Member of the International Association of Women Philosophers, IAPH. She is author of various books and essays in the philosophy of Economics, Information Science (recently: Mensch, Maschine, Musse, 2018, and Philosophy and Computing); she published in the history of women philosophers: 1998: Klassische philosophische Texte von Frauen; 2010: Von Diana to Minerva. In 2011: Émilie Du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton. 2015 History of Women’s Ideas with Karen Green.

Lisa Shapiro

Lisa Shapiro

She rescued, in the English-speaking world, the philosopher Elisabeth of Bohemia to her well-deserved place in the history of philosophy. She also works with the possibility of New Narratives in Philosophy. It is with pride, gratitude and joy that we present Professor Lisa Shapiro to the participants of our Conference.

Lisa Shapiro was Principal Investigator (PI) in a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (2015-2019) to further build a network of those invested in developing New Narratives in the History of Philosophy. Through the activities of the grant, researchers along with their students organized workshops, conferences, and other activities and created tools to stimulate both research in and teaching of the history of philosophy that incorporates women and currently non-canonical philosophers into the narratives that form the history of philosophy. The grant was led by Shapiro along with Marguerite Deslauriers at McGill University and Karen Detlefsen at University of Pennsylvania, and included researchers in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Finland, Sweden, France, Turkey and the Netherlands among others. You can find out more about the project atnewnarrativesinphilosophy.net

Lisa Shapiro’s research interests have focused on early modern philosophy, and in particular on how early modern conceptions of human nature impact accounts of human understanding, both of our perceptions of the world and in our ability to have knowledge of it. Of particular interest is the role of affective states, including pleasure, pain, and the passions or emotions, in our understanding (rather than in our motivations to action). To hone in on the problem, she has focused on Descartes, Spinoza and Hume, as well as Condillac, and Malebranche. Related to this interest, she has edited two volumes: Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (Oxford 2013) with Martin Pickave, and Pleasure: A History, for the new Oxford Philosophical Concepts series (Oxford, 2018). Essays in the volume examine philosophical accounts from Plato through contemporary philosophy and foreground aspects of pleasure other than its role in motivating action.

Lisa Shapiro is also committed to current efforts to rehabilitate writings of the women philosophers of the early modern period. She is the editor and translator of The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes (Chicago 2007), and she has also written on Moderata Fonte, Lucrezia Marinella, Marie de Gournay, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Margaret Cavendish, Mary Astell, Gabrielle Suchon, Marie Thiroux D’Arconville. She is starting work on a book, Learning to be a Thinking Thing about the reception of Descartes in 17th century arguments for women’s
education. To this end, she is interested in historiographical and well as philosophical issues.