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Seminar on Political Philosophy II

Code 13033
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 7
Workload OT(5H)/S(40H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery face-to-face.
Work placements none.
Learning outcomes General objective:
1. Demonstrate mastery of a thematic area of Political Philosophy, and of related key categories, from a research perspective. It is part of this objective to acquaint the Ph.D. student with recent research results.
Specific objectives:
2. To enable the doctoral candidate for in-depth philosophical reflection on the relationship between political philosophy and 'disenchantment' / sense(s) of the world;
3. To guide students in pertinent bibliography and train them for research in the area;
4. Enable the student to write a paper on a concrete question of political philosophy.
Syllabus António Bento:
- Topics of Political Philosophy
- Analysis of some methodologies used in contemporary research in Political Philosophy: Leo Strauss; Michel Foucault; Quentin Skinner, John Pocock; Reinhart Koselleck; Giorgio Agamben.

Maria João Cabrita:
- Justice, poverty and migration
1. Metrics of justice: resources, capabilities, well-being.
2. Inequality and poverty.
3. Poverty and migration.

Main Bibliography 1ª Parte do Semestre:

- Agamben, G., Signatura Rerum. Sobre o método.
- Foucault, M., L' archéologie du savoir; L'ordre du discours: Le discours philosophique.
- Koselleck, R., Histórias de Conceitos.
- Pocock, J., Political Thought and History. Essays on Theory and Method,
- Skinner, Q., Visions of Politics, I. Regarding Method; Reason e Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes
- Strauss, L.,What is Political Philosophy?; Persecution and the art of writing,

2ª Parte do Semestre:

- Beitz, C. R., “Anti-poverty rights”, in The Idea of Human Rights
- Cabrita, M. J., Migração & Pobreza: em nome do mínimo de dignidade humana”, in. M. J. Cabrita e J. M. Santos, Direitos Humanos e Migrações.
- Nussbaum, M,. Frontiers of Justice.
- Pogge, T., Migration and Poverty.
- Rawls, J., A Theory of Justice.
- Rawls, J., Justice as Fairness. A Restatement.
- Sen, A., “Concepts of Poverty”, in. Poverty and Famines. An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation,
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Reading and the previous study of indicated and provided texts, joint and in-depth analysis of excerpts, oral presentations, critical and reflective commentary, both personal and based on secondary authors, and debate, dialogue, questioning, some short oral presentations (10-15 minutes) by doctoral students on precise points.

The evaluation is done by means of an individual written research paper (10-15 pp.) on a topic within the general scope of the Seminar, to be delivered in February 2024. The two professors will evaluate their works, giving a score of 0-20, which will be added and divided by 2, a result that will translate the final classification. In this UC there is no final examination..
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-21

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