History of Political Ideas - 1st semester
a) To develop an historical approach to political issues, without the concern of having a thorough knowledge of doctrines and authors.
b) To acquire a correct perception of the concepts and the philosophical and political culture of a given time, through an adequate contextualization of events and ideas, using commented reading of texts from major works.
Manuel Filipe Canaveira
Weekly - 4
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1.MORROW, John, História do Pensamento político ocidental , Lisboa, Publicações Europa- América, 2007;
2.CHEVALLIER,J.J./GUCHET, Y., As grandes obras políticas de Maquiavel à actualidade, Lisboa, Publicações Europa- América, 2004;
3. ESPADA, João Carlos, Pensamento Político Contemporâneo - Uma introdução, Lisboa, Bertrand Editora, 2004;
4. BALL, Terence / BELLAMY, Richard The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought, Cambridge University Press, 2003;
5. PRIETO, F. Historia de la ideas y de las formas politicas, Madrid, Union Editorial, 1993, vols. I a IV.
Exposure of subjects using the continuous reading of sources of political thought with the participation of students. Attention is given to contextualization and to a broad interconnection of various dimensions of the subjects (philosophical, sociological, cultural, economic and politological aspects).
For the final exam, a set of five issues is presented; of those, at least two must be selected.
1. MATRICES OF THE POLITICAL WESTERN THOUGHT:
a. Concepts and political forms in the Graeco-Latin thinking;
b. From Plato to St. Augustine;
c. From Aristotle to St. Thomas Aquinas and the Scholasticism of the Renaissance.
d. Bodin. Machiavel and Botero;
e. Concepts of Christian politics and jusdivinismo during the 17th and 18th centuries;
f. Locke, Montesquieu e Rousseau;
i. Counterrevolutionary thought in the 1800s;
j. Utopian socialisms and Proudhon;
k. Marx and Marxisms. l. Social doctrine of the Church.
2. GREAT CURRENTS OF POLITICAL THOUGHT OF THE 20th CENTURY:
e. Conservatism and Christian Democracy;
f. welfare state;
g. Marxism and Social Democracy;
h. Debates about individualistic liberalism and communitarianism;
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