Introduction to Contemporary Thought
Part of this Programme
Accounting, Taxation and Auditing
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 4
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
112 | 45
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Theoretical Constructions: Reason; Logic; knowledge; Wisdom and Truth; sist. social, political and economic - M. Chauí; Contemporary, Modern and Postmodernity - Z. Baumam; Being Contemporary - G. Agamben 2. Reasons and Purposes of a Transversal UC on Contemporary Thought: Humanistic-Cultural; luso-lusofone; scientific-epistemological; epistemático-paradigmática 3. The history of the thought in inherited paradigms; a) Classic paradigm: Greco-Latin-Arabic; b) Modern paradigm: rationalism; c) Postmodern paradigm: criticism and socio-cultural vanguards; 4. Challenges of the Western Economic System: The consumer society, daily leaks, cultural and ethical implications, Sist. Global - Morin &. Baudrillard 5. The New Emerging Paradigm: From Routine to Common Sense to Building the New Common Sense; from the Sociology of Absences to Sociology of Emergencies: Theory of translation and bridge building between cultures - Porto Bonaventura
This curricular unit aims at the acquisition and solid formation of a general (mainly humanist and epistemological) culture base that enables an integral, comprehensive and analytical university formation in the world in which we live, work and work. The IPC Curricular Unit addresses major currents and paradigms of the contemporary Western world, retaking likely previous knowledge of students, questioning them, projecting them, and resizing them in a holistic view. In an applied approach of Contemporary Thought, these currents / paradigms are valued in their historical-critical context and in a dynamic perspective of articulated knowledge, applied in the case to the specific scientific world of student study.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
This Curricular Unit develops competences that allow lifelong learning, aiming at students to acquire interdisciplinary, argumentative and creative skills to understand and act in today's society in an argumentative and critical manner, understanding their complexity. Thus, this UC aims to enhance the recognition of cultural, social, political and patrimonial heritages; promote respect for the cultural, religious and social differences of different people in contemporary society; promote the recognition and critical positioning of the different forms of cultural construction (multi-inter-trans culturality) of contemporaneity; and to promote the preservation of social, cultural, political and economic life with a European and Portuguese-speaking background.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Theoretical-plicate classes are taught in discursive and interrogative mode, privileging the reasoning and the formation of the critical spirit in the students. In each class an author's text is studied, previously known, in order to be prepared in a timely manner by the student to discuss and argue the themes. The discipline requirement comes from students' argumentative and synthetic ability vis-à-vis the great contemporary matrix. Continuous assessment, in addition to the one given in the classroom, is carried out in two written tests, with a quotation (40% each of the final grade) and a group work for critical reflection and analysis of 4 videos that discuss the programmatic contents with (20% of the final grade). In evaluations, the emphasis is on building responses with solid theoretical information, but also on the ability to argue and project the consequences of Western thought in the area of scientific study itself.
AGAMBEN, G. (2009). O que é o contemporâneo? e outros ensaios. Chapecó: Argos.
ARENDT, H. (1997). A Condição Humana, Rio de Janeiro, Forense Universitária
BAUDRILLARD, J. (2007). A Sociedade de Consumo, Lisboa, Edições 70. BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Modernidade líquida (2003). Tradução: Plínio Dentzien. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar, 2003.
CHAUÍ, M. (2013). Iniciação à Filosofia, São Paulo, Ed. Ática.
SANTOS NEVES, F., et alii (2007). Introdução ao Pensamento Contemporâneo; Tópicos, Ensaios, Documentos, Lisboa, Edições Universitárias Lusófonas.
SOUSA SANTOS, B.,(2003) Um discurso sobre as ciências, Porto, Afrontamento.
SOUSA SANTOS, B. (2006). A gramática do tempo: para uma nova cultura política, Porto, Afrontamento.