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Contemporary Thought

Code 14667
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Communication Sciences
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes To know the main roots, foundations, matrices, moments and historical figures of contemporary Western thought; - to understand the main issues and challenges facing contemporary thinking; - to be able to think critically about the main problems that are fundamental to contemporary thinking;
Syllabus 1. The roots and context of Contemporary Thought; 2. Main Metaphysical, Epistemological, Ethical, and Political Proposals: - From the critique to metaphysics: The Problem of God's Death; - the proposal of a metaphysics critique; - the paradox of the incomprehensible Freedom; - nihilism, truth-usefulness, will to power and perspectivism; - alterity, estrangement and otherness; criticism of onto-theology; - the void era, the information age, hyper-globalization, and populism in the ephemeral empire: the time of a world culture;
Main Bibliography Main bibliography:
Bibliografia Sumária
Fukuyama, F. (1992). O Fim da História. Lisboa, Portugal: Circulo dos Leitores.
Jonas, H. (1985). The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age. London, UK: University of Chicago Press.
Kant, I. (2011). Crítica da Razão Prática. Lisboa, Portugal: Edições 70.
Lipovetsky, G. (1983). L'Ère du vide : essais sur l'individualisme contemporain. Paris, France: Gallimard.
Neves, F. (2007). Introdução ao Pensamento Contemporâneo. Lisboa, Portugal: Edições Universitárias Lusófonas.
Nietzsche, F. (1998). A Gaia Ciência. Lisboa, Portugal: Relógio d'Água.
Sartre, J.P. (1976). L'Être et le Néant, sous-titré essai d'ontologie phénoménologique. Paris, France: Gallimard.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria 1. Critical summary of a class - 50% of the final grade; about the sessions to date. It will take place on May 15, 2020.
2. Delivery of a work project: first version until April 17, 2020; delivery of a second version of the work project until May 8, 2020; worth 10% of the final grade;
3. Final semester work - 40% of the final grade. The delivery should take place on May 22, 2020.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-22

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