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Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

Code 15463
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes The teaching of this U.C. intends to put the student in a position to
1. Understand the original character and the structuring scope of the political experience, in the multiple contexts and human dimensions in which it has repercussions
2. Assimilate the theoretical concepts that underlie ancient and medieval political thought, as well as the respective historical repercussions in the shaping of western culture
Syllabus 1. The pre-classical origins of political power: the original intuitions of nomos and demos in Solon

2. The ethical foundation of the power to govern in antiquity: the notions of polis and koinonia in Plato and Aristotle

3. The transcendent ordering of sovereign power in medieval times: the ideas of civitas and regnum in S. Agostinho and S. Tomás
Main Bibliography ARISTÓTELES, Política, Lisboa: Vega, 1998 [COTA: CA-1.0-ARI]
PLATÃO, República, Lisboa: FCG, 2001 (9ªed.) [COTA: CA-1.0-PLA]
S. AGOSTINHO, A cidade de Deus, vols. I e II, Lisboa: FCG, 2000 [COTA: CA-1.0-AGO]
S. TOMÁS [Thomas Aquinas], Political Writings, Cambridge: CUP, 2002 [pdf a disponibilizar]
ROWE, Christopher, The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 [CA-176-00183]
ARNAS, Pedro, El pensamiento político en la Edad Media, Madrid: Fundación Ramón Areces, s.d. [CA-176-00683]
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria EVALUATION SYSTEM
CFAEA = weighted average of the following assessment instruments
> 2 compulsory written frequencies [failure to complete one or both implies going to the Exam]: 40%
> 4 individual written reports on research into mandatory reading texts, written fortnightly without consultation, in a OT context: 35%
> 1 Group research work: 20%
> attitude in class: 5%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-09-23

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