History of Contemporary Philosophy

4.5 ECTs / Semester / Português

The course aims to convey an overall survey of the main authors and philosophical trends of Contemporary Philosophy; The course thus focuses on the social, political, religious and scientific changes and their effects on Philosophy; Further objectives include highlighting the meaning of the attacks on Philosophy made in the name of Christian life-experience (Kierkegaard), the human reality (Feuerbach), human history (Marx), or the development of science (positivism); Students are expected to grasp the emergence of materialism and scienticism in the 19th century and the anti-metaphysical trends connected with them; Special importance is paid to the essays on overcoming this crisis, in neo-Kantianism and phenomenology; The course also aims to provide a broad understanding of the multiplicity of philosophical trends in the 20th century, the main issues addressed and the relations and divergences between the several philosophical programs.


Professor Associado
Professor Catedrático na Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa. É também, desde Junho de 2013, Director do Centro de Estudos de…