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Ancient and Medieval Thought

Code 10946
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Classroom teaching and tutorial follow up
Work placements Specific indication not applicable, except that followed from the Form Course
Learning outcomes It is intended to place the student in conditions of:
1. To understand ancient and medieval thinking in the light of its fundamental questions
2. To situate the diversity of figures, schools and currents in their multiple cultural contexts
3. To emphasize the relevance and cultural durability of ancient and medieval thought at present
Syllabus 1. Ancient Thought
1.1. Mythos: gods and heroes, cosmogonies and dramaturgies
1.2. Logos: before, during and after Socrates [Procrats, Sophists and Plato]
1.3. Praxis: Hellenistic currents [Epicurean]
2. Medieval Thought
2.1. Christianity and the Roman Empire: political and religious challenges [S. Augustine, Reason and Faith]
2.2. The feudal organization: social and cultural challenges [S. Gregory of Nyssa, Order and Creativity]
2.3. World, Man, God: aesthetic and rational challenges [S. Thomas, University, Science and Theology]
Main Bibliography Mandatory reading sources
HERACLITO, Fragmentos, in KIRK G., Os filósofos pré-socráticos, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1995
PLATÃO, República, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2001
S. GREGÓRIO DE NISSA, Criação do Homem, São Paulo: Paulus, 2011
S. TOMÁS, Suma teológica, São Paulo: Loyola, 2005
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria CFAEA = frequencial admeasurement 40% 4 individual written reports on research resulting from the study of mandatory reading texts 35% 1 Group assignment: 25% Minimum final grade for Teaching-Learning = not applicable EXAM Final Exam Classification = average CFEA (40%) + Classification Examination (60%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-06-23

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