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Thesis Project

Code 13032
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 15
Workload OT(4H)/S(39H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Mode of delivery face-to-face.
Work placements none.
Objectives and Learning outcomes of the Course Unit The main objective of the Course Unit is to prepare the final version of the doctoral thesis project of each doctoral student. By the end of the academic period of this course, the student must have been able to:

- complete the preparation of his or her doctoral research project;
- demonstrate competence on the scientific and philosophical area in which the research project is developed;
- Present and defend, with philosophically founded arguments, the research project.
Course unit contents/Syllabus The syllabus of the Course Unit is divided into two interdependent cycles:

A) A Review of the methodologies of philosophical analysis, with application to the project design (short cycle).

B) Research project methodology, phases and tasks:
- Theme and research question. Thematic and problematic.
- What it is and how to produce a report on the "state of the art".
- Definition of the objectives of the project.
- Strategies for developing and structuring the thesis.
- Detailed plan.
- How to organize and use the primary and secondary bibliography.
Recommended or required reading CANTO-SPERBER, Monique (Org.), Dictionnaire d'éthique et de philosophie morale, Paris, P.U.F..1996.
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).
RAYNAUD, Philippe ; RIALS, Stéphane (Org.), Dictionnaire de philosophie politique, Paris, P.U.F..1996.
RUSS, Jacqueline, Os métodos em filosofia, Petrópolis: Editora Vozes, 2010.
SOUSA, Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Metodologia da investigação, redacção e apresentação de trabalhos científicos, Porto: Livraria Civilização Editora, 1998.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods The lectures take place in a biweekly modules, alternating between: A) Presentation by the professor of methodological contents; B) Tutorial monitoring dedicated to practical tasks.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2017-05-25

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