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Virginia Figueiredo

Since 1996, Virginia de Araujo Figueiredo is Professor of the Department of Philosophy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Main fields of teaching and research: Aesthetics and History of Philosophy (especially Modern and Contemporary Philosophy), with focus on Kant’s Aesthetics and Political Philosophy. PhD in Philosophy at the Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, France, under the supervision of Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1994); and two Post-doctoral stages: in 2003, in Boston College, EUA, with Jacques Taminiaux; and in 2010, in Marc Bloch Université, France, under the supervision of Jean-Luc Nancy. Researcher of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) from 1997 to 2009. Figueiredo has published articles and book´s chapters both on Brazilian Kantian journal (Studia Kantiana) and on many other philosophical journals (e.g. Kriterion and Trans/form/ação). She has published also on the Akten des IX. (und des X.) Internationalen Kant-Kongresses (2001 and 2008). In 2017, her book “Horizontes do Belo: ensaios sobre a Estética de Kant” (Horizons of Beauty: essays on Kant´s Aesthetics) was published by Editora da UFMG, Brazil. In addition, she is currently president of the Brazilian Association for Aesthetics.

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