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Contemporary Thought

Code 10969
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Entry requirements There are none.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face-
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes To characterize the concept of "presence" as a symptom and perennial mark of the contemporary record;
. To make known some of the most influential theoretical perspectives in the logical space of Contemporary Thought;
. Identify and recognize the cultural challenges of contemporary thought (18th-19th century);
. To situate the diversity of thinkers, schools and currents in their multiple historical-cultural contexts;
. Accentuate its current cultural relevance;
. To enable students to (i) identify and research bibliographically topics of contemporary thought; (ii) prepare reading sheets for texts; iii) prepare written work around a program topic.
Syllabus The phenomenology 'qua' transcendental philosophy in the process of reconfiguration of the thought of the XX century
1. From an "idea of philosophy": the possibility of syncretism as philosophical project; the relation between science and philosophy and the affirmation of freedom against the model of mechanistic determinism; the «vexata quaestio» of the transcendental philosophy according to Antero de Quental; 2. Edmund Husserl's phenomenology on the horizon of transcendental philosophy. Natural attitude Vs. Philosophical attitude. The sense of the task of phenomenology as theory of knowledge: the problem of transcendence as the central theme of phenomenology
Main Bibliography QUENTAL, Antero de, “Tendências Gerais da Filosofia na segunda metade do século XIX”, in Filosofia, organização, introdução e notas de Joel Serrão, Ponta Delgada/Lisboa, Universidade dos Açores, Editorial Comunicação, 1989.
HUSSERL, Edmund, Die Idee der Phänomenologie – Fünf Vorlesungen: A Ideia de Fenomenologia – Cinco Lições, Lisboa, Edições 70.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria .


. Short-test or individual practical work (40%)
. Final written test (60%);
. Factors such as active participation in proposed activities, attendance - at least 60% of classes (the program was thought assuming the actual presence of the students), punctuality, as well as the overall behavior of the students (aspects such as the interest shown, the relevance or objectivity of the interventions will be some of the points appreciated). The global weighting of these factors can bring two values to the whole of the evaluation to be defined in this module.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-31

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