Rodrigues, Manuel Augusto
Rodrigues, Manuel Augusto
By commenting the latest translation of the hebrew grammar by Spinoza, the author, on the train of the comments with which Ferdinand Alquié introduces this work, emphasizes some particular aspects of Spinoza's thought about the Language Philosophy. He examines the definition given by Spinoza of the semantic features of certain parts of speech, underlining the contribution that the Hebrew grammar by Spinoza represents for the understanding of the whole thought of this author.
Araújo, Ana Cristina
El debate sobre la racionalidad intemporal de la verdad compromete, en el siglo XVIII, la unidad del campo teológico. Al margen de la Escolástica,
la renovación de esta área del saber supone valorar la Exégesis bíblica, la Historia
Eclesiástica y la razón crítica.
En Portugal, fray Manuel del Cenáculo Vilas Boas, Luís António Verney y los
miembros de la Junta da Providência Literária, contribuyen, con sus ideas y proyectos de reforma, a modernizar la enseñanza conventual y universitaria de los estudios
En este proceso, la reforma de la Universidad de Coimbra (1772) señala también el triunfo del regalismo de la época del marqués de...
Araújo, Ana Cristina
This article examines the impact of the Lisbon earthquake on the international political sphere.
The shock waves of the event reflected the basic ideological traits of the eighteenth century. For
the first time in the western world, the press helped to create the illusion of proximity and unity
among the peoples of different European nations. Furthermore, the 1755 earthquake launched
the modern debate on how to think and act in a world where such catastrophes are likely to
On the eve of the Seven Years’ War, the destruction of the capital of the Portuguese empire also
triggered diplomatic and political reactions. Pombal’s attempt to turn Portugal...
Carvalho, Joaquim de
Moral choice is often discussed in the context of conforming to religious norms, with immoral behavior explained as a consequence of imperfect indoctrination or a lack of control and dissuasion mechanisms by the church and other institutions that promote moral concepts. Our findings point in a different direction: moral choice in sexual matters seems to be the result of an equation that relates the perception of the alternative paths of action, the place of the individual in networks of relations and resources and various trade-offs. It is a question of strategy, at a personal or small group level, and less...
Paiva, José Pedro
Using Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of "field", this essay assumes that there was no single "Church position" during Portugal's dynastic crisis of 1578-81: Portugal's Church was an institution encompassing a large number of different agencies, each containing a huge number of very different agents (from a social, cultural, economic and even religious perspective) struggling for power and influence and disputing control over material, spiritual and symbolic goods.
Therefore, my purpose is to explain the various and changing ways that the different prelates of Portugal's thirteen mainland dioceses responded to the acute political problem of the royal succession between 1578 and 1581, and...
Coelho, Maria Helena da Cruz
Coelho, Maria Helena da Cruz; Neto, Margarida Sobral
Morujão, Maria do Rosário Barbosa
This article seeks to resume the main conclusions of the author’s Ph.D. thesis on the
Coimbra See as an institution and a chancery from 1080 to 1318. The institutional
approach, examining the evolution of the history of the diocese and its bishops, the
organisation of the chapter and the government of the diocese, establishes a context for
the study of the cathedral chancery, seeking to discover not only the charters produced at
that writing office and their composition, writing and practices of validation, but also
the human side of the scribes who worked there.
Fonseca, Fernando Taveira da
The University of Coimbra in Portugal shared the common calling of universities of preparing
future ruling elites, but it fulfilled this mission in its own way. Considering the period 1537-1820, this paper presents some indicators of its specific social and cultural roles, such as the
evolution of the numbers of students, their geographical origins (including a significant
contribution from Brazil), and the kind of knowledge they were seeking. A second cluster of
considerations focuses on the relationship with political (and ecclesiastical) power, not only in
terms of the representation of the University’s instrumental function, but also of its subsequent
actual behavior – combining protection and control...
Gomes, Saul António
Neste artigo, o Autor apresenta e publica, com o devido comentário paleográfico e diplomático,
uma carta colectiva de indulgências oriunda de Avinhão, cidade onde foi escrita e iluminada no
ano de 1356. Discute, também, o problema da existência deste género de fontes primárias medievais em Portugal e tece algumas considerações acerca do sistema de indulgências na história da
Igreja Católica naqueles séculos.
Torgal, Luís Reis
Sousa, Jorge Pais de