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Friday March 15 | Session 15:05 - 16:05 (20 min)
De Brakke Grond | Rode Zaal
The work of Leonardo Coimbra ( 1883-1936 ) may be among the most magnificent assets of the twentieth century, seizing the vigilance of philosophers, theologians, politicians and scientists. Caring for this heritage may lead to a metaphysics of collectivity, heading to a ( always better ) thinking society, intoxicating people through love – intervening through the channels of aesthetics towards the internalization of socialist feeling, the hallucination or the certainty that the world can only move in such direction.

At the conclusion of the process of aesthetic digestion, it will be the release into a culture of complete freedom – of authentic expression, realization and externalization – in which the barriers to action will no longer be necessary thanks to a common language which, in an unrestricted and loveful opening, will dilute realities in an embrace to plurality. The means which the progress of institutions force to exist, if properly directed and used, will allow us not only to understand the stumbling blocks in communication between people, but also to walk in order to correct them.

Thus, the reading of Coimbra tends to sort the sociological course of reality evident, presenting metaphysics, in its monadological incarnation, as a promise and dream of an integral socialism. This paper aims to appeal to researchers in the arts and humanities, inside and outside the academy: everyone can benefit from the encounter with the greatest symbol of the Philosophy in Portugal through this introductory notion, exploiting a wider context than the geo-cultural of central and northern Europe.

Robert Junqueira is a student of philosophy and member of the secretariat of the Institute for Philosophical Studies at the University of Coimbra.
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