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Maria Filomena Molder

 

Full professor, CulturLab

 

 

Bio note

Maria Filomena Molder is Full Professor of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and was a Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2011); member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris (2003-2006/2006-2009), of the Groupe International de Recherches sur Nietzsche (GIRN), and of Ifilnova. Since 1978, Maria Filomena Molder has been writing extensively about aesthetic problems – in their quality as knowledge and language problems – for several philosophical and literary journals, including the following ones: Filosofia e Epistemologia, Prelo, Análise, Revista Ler, Sub-Rosa, A Phala, Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Philosophica, Revista Belém, Dedalus, Rue Descartes, Chroniques de Philosophie, Revue Europe, Lettre International, Revista Azafea, Revista Electra. Additionally, since 1980, she participated in countless Conferences, Congresses and Meetings, both in Portugal and abroad. From 1984 onwards, Maria Filomena Molder has also been writing for catalogues and other publications on art in general and on particular artists, both Portuguese and foreign, amongst which: Jorge Martins, Ruy Leitão, Rui Chafes, Helena Almeida, Ana Vieira, Julião Sarmento, Rui Sanches, José Pedro Croft, Bernard Plossu, Juan Muñoz, Noronha da Costa, Antony Gormley, Louise Bourgeois, Francisco Tropa, Ana Hatherly, João Queiroz, Jorge Queiroz and Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso.

PhD in 1992 on Goethe’s Morphological Thought.

 

Academic Expertise and research interests

Maria Filomena Molder’s philosophical interests converge towards aesthetical issues. Principal authors comprise: Dante, Kant, Goethe, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Warburg, Wittgenstein, Benjamim, Rilke, Broch, Colli, and Jorge de Sena. One way or the other, one finds in all of these authors the conviction that art and poetry are forms of knowledge of a generative kind, that is to say, they allow us to see, through its expression, the very conditions with which one apprehends reality, by granting us a presentation of it. In this measure, the knowledge of art and of poetry is also a form of self-knowledge. Ever since the beginning, the goal of Molder’s researches has been the demonstration of the fertility allowed for by aesthetical issues towards the understanding of that which philosophy may be.

 

Publications

Books (Selection)

  • Dia Alegre, Dia Pensante, Dias Fatais, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 2017.
  • Cerimónias, Chão da Feira, Belo Horizonte, 2017.
  • Depósitos de Pó e Folha de Ouro, Lumme Editor, São Paulo, 2016.
  • Rebuçados Venezianos, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 2016. (International Association of Art Critics/Carmona e Costa Foundation 2017 AICA/FCC Prize for Art and Architecture Criticism and Essayistic.)
  • O Perseguidor das Sombras, Lumme Editor, São Paulo, 2014.
  • As Nuvens e o Vaso Sagrado, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 2014.
  • O Químico e o Alquimista. Benjamim Leitor de Baudelaire, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 2011. (Pen Club Essay Award 2012.)
  • Símbolo, Analogia e Afinidade, Edições Vendaval, Lisboa, 2009.
  • O Absoluto que Pertence à Terra, Edições Vendaval, Lisboa, 2005.
  • A Imperfeição da Filosofia, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 2003.
  • Matérias Sensíveis, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 1999.
  • Semear na Neve. Estudos sobre Walter Benjamin, Relógio d’Água, Lisboa, 1999. (Pen Club Essay Award 2000.)
  • O Pensamento Morfológico de Goethe, IN-CM, Lisboa, 1995.

Editor

  • Morphology. Questions on Method and Language, ed., intro., Peter Lang, 2013.
  • Paisagens dos Confins. Fernando Gil, org., ed., Preface, Edições Vendaval, 2009.
  • Philosopher aujourd’hui au Portugal, Revista Rue Descartes, nº69, CIPh, 2009.

 

Journal Articles (Selection from the last three years)

  •  “Was weiss Louise Bourgeois, das ich nicht weiss?”, Lettre International, nº 114, Herbst 2016.
  • “A biblioteca em fogo”, Revista Telhados de Vidro, nº 21, Lisboa, 2016.
  • “A primeira casa”, Revista Gratuita, vol. 2, tomo I, Belo Horizonte, 2015, pp. 58-63.
  • “A alegria é breve”, Revista Gratuita, vol. 2, tomo II, Belo Horizonte, 2015, pp. 163-173.
  • “Amor do longínquo, obediência à proximidade”, Revista Telhados de Vidro, nº 20, Lisboa, Setembro 2015, pp. 215-238.
  • “Línguas perfeitas e línguas imperfeitas”, Revista Forma de Vida nº 5, Fevereiro 2015.

 

Book Chapters (Selection from the last three years)

  •  “Green Leaves, Green Sorrows. On Victor Erice’s Broken Windows” in Thinking Reality and Film through Time, Eds. Christine Reeh, José Manuel Martins, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Company, Cambridge, 2017 (Chap. 18).
  • “Aprender a parar de ser humano: calar-se, não ter nome” in Nietzsche no Século XXI. Homenagem ao Grupo de Estudos Nietzsche, org. Eduardo Nasser, Luís Rubira, Editora Zouk, Porto Alegre, 2017, pp. 219-239.
  • “The Drammatic Pattern of the Wittgensteinian Sprachspiele” in From Kierkegaard to Heidegger. 2nd Workshop of the Project Experimentation and Dissidence, 2nd e-book, November, 2017, pp. 115-136. 
  •  “Com a voz torva e sem arrependimento” in Arte. Crítica. Política., org. Nuno Crespo, Tinta-da-China, Lisboa, 2016, pp. 173-214.
  • “La Bibliothèque en feu”, Catalogue Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Fondation Gulbenkian / Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, Paris, 2016.
  • “A diferença entre salvar (zu reten) e libertar (zu erlosen) a existência pessoal. Sobre Etty Hillesum” in Marginalidade e Alternativa. Vinte e Seis Filósofas para o Século XXI, org. Maria Luísa Ribeiro Ferreira, Fernanda Henriques, Edições Colibri, Lisboa, 2016.
  • “A diferença entre outrar-se e tornar-se naquilo que se é” in Nietzsche e Pessoa, Eds. Bartholomew Ryan, Marta Faustino, António Cardiello, Edições Tinta-da-China, Lisboa, 2016, pp. 269-298.
  • “Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso et La Légende de Saint Julien Hospitalier de Flaubert”, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa/Paris, 2016, pp. 195-241.
  • “L’architecture est une geste. Variations sur un motif Wittgensteinien” in Transferts Linguistiques, Hybridations Culturelles, org. Céline Denat, Patrick Wotling, coll. Langage et Pensée, Editions et Presse Universitaires de Reims (Epure), 2015, pp. 319-342.
  • “Habiter: un secret manifeste” in Morphogènese et Dynamiques Urbaines, Les Ateliers de Morphologie, EHESS-EnsAD, dir. Sara Franceschelli, Maurizio Gribaudi, Hervé le Bras, PUCA, Paris, 2015, pp. 62-73.
  • “Verso il mare di Pisa” in Prospettive. Omaggio a Giuliano Campioni, eds. Paolo D’Iorio, Maria Cristina Fornari, Luca Lupo, Chiara Piazzesi, com a colaboração de Gianfranco Ferraro, Pietro Gori, Carlota Santini, Edizioni ETS, Pisa, 2015, pp. 31-37.
  • “A inactualidade de Goethe. Uma descoberta de Nietzsche” in Sujeito, Décadence e Arte. Nietzsche e a Modernidade, coord. Scarlett Marton, Maria João Mayer Branco, João Constâncio, Edições Tinta-da-China, Lisboa/Rio de Janeiro, 2014, pp. 303-327.
  • “La lettura nietzschiana di Goethe nel Crepusculo degli Idoli” in Les hétérodoxies de Nietzsche. Lectures du Crépuscule des Idoles, dir. Céline Denat, Patrick Wotling, coll. Langage et Pensée, Editions et Presse Universitaires de Reims (Epure), 2014, pp. 189-224.

Events

All Events

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Luís Miguel Simões, "The Double Mouvement in Polanyi and Hayek:…

March 20, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Jorge Gonçalves, "A Darwinian Dilemma for Realist Theories of Value"

March 06, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

António Marques, What We Owe to Each Other (excerpt)

February 20, 2019

A catarse em Nietzsche

Aula/Palestra do prof. Ernani Chaves (Univ. Federal do Pará)

February 14, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

February 06, 2019

Arte e Tradução

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 29, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"

January 23, 2019

Nietzsche and Antiquity

Culturelab Workshop 1/2019

January 23, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 4

with Emily Wardill and Michael Marder

December 17, 2018

Manuel Garcia Carpintero's talk - 14 December, 2PM - Auditorio Aud. 001, Edif Torre A, Piso -1

Singular Reference in Fictional Discourse?

December 14, 2018

3rd NOVA Doctoral Conference in Epistemology

Knowledge, Morality and Society

December 05, 2018

Topografias Imaginárias /5

A cidade como estúdio | 5 a 8 de dezembro…

December 05, 2018

Chrysi Rapanta, 4 Dec 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Bewilderment as a predictor of different…

December 04, 2018

António Guerreiro, A gramática generativa da cidade

CultureLab | Fragmentação e Reconfiguração: a experiência da cidade

November 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Filipe Faria, "The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory"

November 21, 2018

The Mechanistic Approach in Biology and Cognition (Inter-University workshop), 9h-19h, 20th Nov

An Inter-University Workshop held on the 20th of November organised…

November 20, 2018

Jornada de estudos sobre Giacomo Leopardi

Jornada de estudos sobre Giacomo Leopardi

November 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"

November 07, 2018

I-Debate - EUROPE FOR CITIZENS

Event organized by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the…

October 29, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Javier de Prado Salas, "Moral Testimony"

October 24, 2018

Perspectives on Nietzsche's Nihilism

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

October 10, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions

October 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 3

with Maria Augusta Ramos and Patricia Mourão

September 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 2

with Alberto Toscano and Simon Thompson

July 10, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 1

with Renee Green and Ute Holl

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH