Philosopher of the Month: Mitieli Seixas – Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize

The Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize is a prize that celebrates the long history of women in philosophy. The prize is named in honour of the philosopher Elisabeth of Bohemia and is awarded to an internationally recognized philosopher for outstanding services to research on women in the history of philosophy. The Elisabeth von Bohemia Prize is the first prize awarded to acknowledge the history of women philosophers.

In 2021 it was  awarded to Mitieli Seixas da Silva, Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, and member of the research group “Rede Brasileira de Mulheres Filósofas” on the history of women philosophers. The research group is fighting academic prejudice, giving visibility to the work of philosophers, discussing issues of feminism and gender and, above all, doing philosophy. They are a collective of Brazilian professionals engaged in projects about philosophy and women. You can find out more on the Latin American Networks on our webpage.

The research of Mitieli Seixas focuses primarily on the following areas: Émilie du Châtelet’s epistemology, women in the history of modern philosophy, Kantian theoretical philosophy, teaching and philosophy, and virtue epistemology applied to education. In the 2022 series of New Voices talks Mitieli Seixas da Silva (UFSM, Brazil), gave a paper on “Analysis and Mathematics in Du Châtelet’s Method for Truth.”



New Voices is an international group for scholars working on women in the history of philosophy at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists. New Voices intends to interconnect and further the work of scholars in the field of Women Philosophers in the History of Philosophy. If you want to join the New Voices contact us here:


Back to top  

You cannot copy content of this page