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Thesis Project

Code 13032
Year 1
Semester S2
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 1. Prepare, in its fundamental lines, a thematic research project in philosophy and be able to present / defend it orally, spontaneously, with arguments philosophically based; 2. Be able to make explicit and critical judgments about complex historical-philosophical processes, e.g., the Western 'onto-theo-ego-logy', the 'occultation of Being by the beings', the critical relationship of Philosophy with Culture, and so forth; 3. Reveal domain of the essential bibliography, sources and studies, on the subject that is being researched, as well as of the bordering bibliography, and in particular, to be aware of the recent results in the area of his research (books and articles); ----- 1. Stimulate the enthusiasm for questioning, for 'looking from an angle', for self-knowledge; 2. Encourage skills of analysis, synthesis and criticism, as well as the capacity for initiative and self-thinking; 3. Encourage reasoned discussion and instill habits of autonomy.
Syllabus 1. On the meaning and importance of thinking about a 'thesis project'. a. "What does it mean to think?" Philosophy as an open-ended enquiry. b. Projectum > the project. A move subject to time and contingency; c. Subjectum > the 'subject'. The theme/subject and subjective appropriation; d. Thesis > the thesis. The audacity of wanting to think and to raise a point of view. 2. Review of methodologies of philosophical analysis, aiming at its application to a thesis project. 3. Appreciation of Research Projects, phases and tasks. a. Theme, interrogation, title; b. What is and how to elaborate the 'status quaestionis' of a subject; c. Definition of the objectives of a project. d. Strategies for developing and structuring the thesis; e. Detailed plan and guiding schedule; f. How to organize and use primary and secondary bibliography.
Main Bibliography A.A., A Epopeia de Gilgamesh, versão port. Pedro Tamen, Veja, Lisboa, 1989. CASTORIADIS Cornelius, A Ascensão da Insignificância, trad. por.: C. Correia de Oliveira, Editorial Bizâncio, Lisboa, 2012. ECO Umberto, Como se faz uma tese em Ciências Humanas, trad. port.: A.F. Bastos & L. Leitão, Editorial Presença, Lisboa, 1997. HEIDEGGER Martin, «Construir, Habitar, Pensar», «…Poeticamente, o homem habita», in Ensaios & Conferências, trad. port.: M. Fogel & M. Schuback, Editora Vozes, Petrópolis, 2012, pp.125-141, pp.165-181. HEIDEGGER Martin, Was Heisst Denken?, in Gesamtausgabe, B. 8, Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main, 1954 (trad. fra.: A. Becker & G. Granel, Qu'appelle-t-on penser?, PUF, Paris, 1973). WEBER Max, Ciência como Vocação, trad. port. Artur Morão, LusoSofia: Press / UBI, Covilhã, [2010].
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The final classification on this CU will result from: a) the written and oral presentation, before the supervisors, the UC professor and an external arguer, of the individual research project that the doctoral student plans to register as the work plan of his/her doctorate. This project must be delivered by 20 June 2022 (60%). The oral presentations will take place in the 1st week of July; b) of active participation in the Seminar sessions: preparation of sessions, quality of oral interventions, manifest interest, assiduity, punctuality, etc. (40%). There is no exam in this CU.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-17

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