Cast thy bread upon the waters (on the Qohélet / Ecclesiastes), Do not forget to live! and The Machine of the World were the themes and titles of three series of lectures that the philosopher Maria Filomena Molder presented between 2015 and 2017 at Culturgest. A line of thought that she had painstakingly put together in dialogues with texts by other philosophers and writers, or with those originating from religious traditions, but also with images created by artists and poets.
To mark the launch of her book Três Conferências, which brings together in writing the thought that she had first expressed live, Maria Filomena Molder will engage in conversation with Miguel Lobo Antunes, who at that time was responsible for the programming at Culturgest, and who suggested the project for these lectures.
Maria Filomena Molder Is a Professor of Philosophy at FCSH, UNL. Her latest publications include: Símbolo, Analogia e Afinidade, Vendaval, 2009. O Químico e o Alquimista. Benjamin, Leitor de Baudelaire, Relógio d'Água, 2011 – Winner of the 2012 Pen-Club Prize for Essays. As Nuvens e o Vaso Sagrado, Relógio d'Água, 2014. Rebuçados Venezianos, Relógio d'Água, 2016 – Winner of the 2017 A.I.C.A. Prize. Dia Alegre, Dia Pensante, Dias Fatais, Relógio d'Água, 2017 – Winner of the 2018 Pen-Club Prize for Essays and O Absoluto que pertence à Terra, Saguão, 2020 (2nd edition revised and improved).