Political Theory - 2nd semester


General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Horta Fernandes


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





BORGES, Hermenegildo Ferreira (2005); Vida, Razão e Justiça - Racionalidade Argumentativa na Motivação Judiciária, Coimbra: Minerva.
DOBSON, Lynn and FOLLESDAL, Andreas (edited) (2004); Political Theory and the European Constitution, London and New York: Routledge.
HEYWOOD, Andrew (Third Edition, 2004); Political Theory - An Introduction, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
ARENDT, Hannah (1958-2001); A Condição Humana (The Human Condition), Lisboa: Relógio D´Água.
BOBBIO, Norberto (1999-2000); Teoria Geral da Política - A filosofia Política e as Lições dos Clássicos (Teoria Generale della Politica), Rio de Janeiro: Editora Campus.

Teaching method

Teaching methodologies stimulate critical participation of students and promote the analysis of central categories in political philosophy. The path starts with the thought of the \"classics\", in ancient times and goes to the present, aiming an understanding of key contemporary political issues. It is mandatory to read supplementary texts of fundamental authors.
Theoretical lessons: 60 %. Practical Classes: 40 %.

Evaluation method

Two complementary approaches to assessment:
- Compulsory attendance (that exempt or not from the final exam);
- Production of a critical review of one of the listed texts as compulsory reading of the course.
- Option: evaluation done by an individual work with a maximum of 10 pages (size 12pt, spacing 1.5)

Subject matter