Methodologies in Philosophy


1. Share individual experiences within the scope of philosophical research methodology;
2. Acquire in-depth knowledge of methodologies in the field of philosophy:
3. Develop methodological skills that contribute to the progressive definition of a final work to be presented as theterm of the doctoral course.
4. Identify the methodological characteristics of ongoing projects in the Research Units associated with the Study Cycle.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João de Deus Santos Sàágua


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language





  • HARRIS, H.S. (1997), Hegel’s Ladder, Indianapolis/ Cambridge: Hackett, 2 vols.
  • HEGEL, G. W. F. (1952), Phänomenologie des Geistes, Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag/ (1992), Fenomenologia doEspírito, Petrópolis: Vozes
  • HEIDEGGER, M. (1977), “Hegels Begriff der Erfahrung (1942/43)”, in: Holzwege, Gesamtausgabe Band 5, Frankfurta.M.: Vittoria Klostermann/ “O conceito de experiência em Hegel”, trad. De Helder Lourenço, in: Caminhos da floresta(2012), 2ª ed., Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
  • McDOWELL, J. (1994), Mind and World, Cambridge, Massachussetts/ London, England: Harvard University Press
  • PIPPIN, R. B. (20119, Hegel on Self-Consciousness: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit, Princeton andOxford: Princeton University Press

Teaching method

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Evaluation method

Continuous assessment - Attendance and participation in class(20%), Participation in the seminar and evaluation of a paper presented in the class(80%)

Subject matter

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