THEMES ON EUROPEAN THOUGHT
Code: 52033
ECTS: 7,5
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Humanities
Keywords:
    1.Culture
    2.Philosophy
    3.Science
    4. Politics
Teacher:
Margarida Pereira Martins
E-mail: margarida.martins@uab.pt

Course Description:
The curricular unit aims at promoting a critical view of European thought throughout the times, by focussing on the discussion and debate of fundamental issues in the European worldview, from a perspective that brings to the fore its main aspects, outlining its various stages, from the very beginning to the idea of a common Europe.


Competences:
This course unit aims to provide students with competences of analytical and discursive reflection on past and present European thought, of ideological contextualization of European tendencies throughout the times, of critical approach to the pressures and tensions of the European present.


Contents:
The contents of the course are outlined with a view to promoting the development of themes pertaining to European thought, from its origins to the construction of a common Europe, through the analysis of its conquests and defeats, its glory and its vicissitudes, its convulsions and mutations, in the light of a present-day cultural and epistemological approach. The following themes shall be broached:
Primordial thought: before Greece and Rome;
The Greco-Roman ideological legacy;
Medieval thought and the Renaissance;
Rationalism, Idealism, and Positivism;
Creationism and Evolutionism;
Constructionism and Essentialism;
From Colonialism to Post-colonialism;
Present crossroads and new paths.


Bibliography:
Bibliography:

Burns, Edward McNall. História da Civilização Ocidental: O Drama da Raça Humana. Porto Alegre: Globo, 1977.

Cordón, Juan Manuel Navarro e Tomás Calvo Martinez. História da Filosofia: dos Pré-Socráticos à Filosofia Contemporânea. Lisboa: Edições 70, 2014, (‘1995).

Delius, Christoph et al. História da Filosofia: Da Antiguidade aos Dias de Hoje. Colónia: Könemann, 2001.

Eliade, Mircea. História das Ideias e Crenças Religiosas. Vols. I,II,III. Porto: Rés-Editora, s.d.

Huntington, Samuel P. O Choque das Civilizações e a Mudança na Ordem Mundial. Lisboa: Gradiva, 1999.

Moreira, Adriano. Memórias do Outono Ocidental: Um Século sem Bússola. Coimbra: Almedina, 2013.
__ Futuro com Memória. Coimbra: Almedina, 2016.
__ Portugal e a Crise Global. Coimbra: Almedina, 2016.

Novalis. A Cristandade ou a Europa: Um Fragmento. trad. José M. Justo. Lisboa: Hiena Editora, 1991.
Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. New York: Vintage Books, 1981, (‘1979).


Pires, Maria Laura Bettencourt. Teorias da Cultura. Lisboa: Universidade Católica Portuguesa,  2004. 

Prélot, Marcel. Georges Lescuyer. História das Ideias Políticas, Vol.II. Lisboa: Editorial Presença, 2001.

Russ, Jaqueline. A Aventura do Pensamento Europeu. Lisboa: Terramar, 1998.

Soromenho-Marques, Viriato. Portugal na Queda da Europa. Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores, 2014.

Soros, George e Gregor Peter Schmitz. A Tragédia da União Europeia – Desintegração ou Renascimento? Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores, 2014.

Steiner, George. A Ideia de Europa. trad. Maria de Fátima St. Aubyn. Lisboa:Gradiva, 2005.

Weinberg, Steven. Explicar o Mundo: A História da Ciência, da Antiguidade à Era Moderna. trad. Francisco da Silva Pereira. Queluz: Editorial Presença, 2015.

Varoufakis, Yanis. O Minotauro Global: Os Estados Unidos, A Europa e o Futuro da Economia Global. Lisboa: Bertrand, 2015


Format:
E-Learning (fully online).


Workload (hours): 195
Contact Hours: 41

Assessment:
Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt