Contemporary Philosophy

Objectives

a) To identify the core problems in contemporary philosophical thought.
b) To contextualize these problems both diachronically and synchronically.
c) To develop analytical and critical skills through the reading of significant contemporary texts.

General characterization

Code

711031062

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Luís Manuel Aires Ventura Bernardo

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None.

Bibliography

FOUCAULT, M., A arqueologia do Saber, Lisboa, Ed. 70, 2014.
FOUCAULT, M., A Ordem do Discurso, Lisboa, Relógio D´Água, 1997.
HABERMAS, J., O Discurso Filosófico da Modernidade, Lisboa, Texto, 2010.
HABERMAS, J., Pensamento Pós-Metafísico, Coimbra, Almedina, 2004.
WEIL, E., Lógica da Filosofia, São Paulo, É Realizações, 2012.

 

 

Teaching method

Exposition with dialogue.
Discussion of some particular issues.
Analysis and commentary of texts.

 

Evaluation method

1st written test(30%), 2 nd written test(50%), Participation in the course´s activities(20%)

Subject matter

The status, the fonction and the limits of the philosophical rationality
- Jürgen Habermas: the postmetaphysical reason
- Eric Weil: the discursive reason
- Michel Foucault: the critical reason

 

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