Philosophy of the Subject - 2nd semester


A. Knowing and understanding conceptual categories in an analytical and critical way.
B. Being able to apply previous learning in new situations, using intersubjective and interdisciplinary approaches.
C. Thinking and solving problems with autonomy and argumentative basis, practicing recognition and managing the plurality.
D. Gathering, selecting and interpreting information about events, scientific research, debates on public space and trends of development.
E. Communicating information, ideas and projects at conceptual and practical levels.
F. Developing:
a) analysis and synthesis abilities
b) oral and written communication
c) critical reasoning
d) autonomous learning
e) research ability
f) individual work

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Lucília Marcos


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





NANCY, Jean Luc, Après le sujet qui vient, Paris, Aubier, 1989
JACQUES, Francis, Différence et subjectivité, Paris, Aubier, 1982
KEARNEY, Richard, Poétique du possible, Paris, Beauchesne, 1984
NANCY, Jean Luc, Ego sum, Paris, Flammarion, 1989
RICOEUR, Paul, Soi-même comme un autre, Paris, Seuil, 1990
MARCOS, Maria Lucília, Sujeito e Comunicação, Porto, 2001, Campo das Letras

Teaching method

Lecturing (60%).Reading (previously and/or in class) and texts commenting (40%)

Evaluation method

Two individual papers written in class:
1. The first one based on a book reading (50%)
2. The second one being a test (covering the whole subject matter) (50%)

Subject matter

A – From the metaphysics of subject to the metaphysics of subject absence
1. Autonomy and self-assertion
2. “Death of the subject”

B – Logic of relationship
1. Language
2. Narrative identity
3. Theory of recognition


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