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Research Methodologies and Project

Code 13030
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 15
Workload OT(5H)/S(40H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery face-to-face.
Work placements none.
Learning outcomes The seminar aims to discuss, in the foreground, the presuppositions of a thoughtful prose and to imply, in this discussion, the characterization of the philosophical, hermeneutic and analytical working methods. In specific terms, the seminar aims to enable the doctoral student of philosophy to proceed with the examination and the selective operationalization of specific methods of knowing and investigating philosophical, of writing about problems, about concepts, of developing arguments, inherent to a theme of philosophy. . At the end, the student must write a research project study summary.
Syllabus A) Epistemological-critical elements of philosophical research and dissertation
B) Methodology of philosophical analysis:
1. Methodological characterization of the dissertation and text commentary;
2. Methodological characterization and selective operationalization of problem analysis tools, discussion of theories and conceptual distinctions; the analytical and continental approaches.
C) Philosophical research project methodology:
1. Methodological characterization and selective operationalization of the primary and secondary bibliography;
2. Methodological characterization and selective operationalization of the elaboration of a philosophical investigation project on a specific problem: characteristics of the introductory exam, elaboration of the state of the art, study of the development of the problem and the conclusion.
Main Bibliography Benjamin, Walter, “Prólogo epistemológico-crítico”, in Origem do drama trágico alemão, Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, 2004.
Coutinho, Clara, Metodologia de investigação em ciências sociais e humanas: teoria e prática, Coimbra: Almedina, 2015.
Eco, Umberto, Como se faz uma tese em Ciências Humanas, Lisboa: Presença, 1997.
Lalande, André, Vocabulário filosófico: técnico e crítico, Porto: Rés, (s/d).
Laville, Christian, A construção do saber: manual de metodologia da pesquisa em ciências humanas, Belo Horizonte: UFMG, 1999.
Molder, O pensamento morfológico de Goethe, Lisboa: INCM, 1995.
Russ, Jacqueline, Les méthodes en philosophie, Paris, Armand Colin, 1992.
Sousa, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Metodologia da investigação, redacção e apresentação de trabalhos científicos, Porto: Livraria Civilização Editora, 1998.
Ted Honderich (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Oxford, New York, Oxford Uni
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Required:
At the end of each cycle of the semester, each student must deliver a paper related to: Epistemological-critical elements of philosophical research (5 pages maximum), with oral presentation; Analysis of philosophical problems, supported by analysis of conceptual distinctions and confrontation of theories (8 pages maximum), with oral presentation; Synthesis of dissertation project study (10 pages maximum), with oral presentation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-03

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