We are very happy to announce the publication of the first issue of Seiscentos, an online peer-to-peer academic journal affiliated to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Seiscentos intends to bring together articles, reviews and translations of themes and authors related to the seventeenth century, as well as their contemporary heritage. If, on one side, there are certainly plenty of Brazilian Academic Journals that share this profile, on the other hand, Seiscentos focuses on introducing discussions normally positioned at the margins, as well as forms of writing and methodologies of analysis taken sometimes as non-philosophical into the center of philosophical reflection. By doing this, we intentionally adopt an ethical-political perspective of resistance regarding universalisms perpetrated by the philosophical canon.
Seiscentos' first issue has a thematic section dedicated to seventeenth-century women in philosophy and its related debates on feminism and gender, as well as a general section with articles by Brazilian and foreign researchers that deal with important matters concerning such historical period. The journal belongs to a project of reconsidering perspectives that have always been present in the philosophical milieu, but were continuously silenced by patriarchal imposition. We must still mention that our initiative converges with recent discussions on rewriting the canon, especially with the Extending New Narratives project, from Simon Fraser University, which has insistently underlined the presence of women and other marginalised groups within the history of philosophy. With reference to authors, we have tried to observe the principle of gender parity, so as to maintain the presence of women in philosophy on two fronts: both by reading and rereading historical philosophers and by disseminating the work of women philosophers of today. The same principle applies to the composition of our editorial board.
Access to the journal is provided here: https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/seiscentos/issue/view/1813
The editors-in-chief of Seiscentos,