Contemporary Thought Movements

5 ECTS / Semestre / Português
  • To deepen knowledge about particular moments in European history and culture in order to understand the development of human thought and the directions of society;
  • Promote the understanding of social, economic and political forces, since the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution and the Enlightenment;
  • Relate artistic, philosophical, and civilizational movements in order to understand choices made in the last three centuries and the implications of those directions;
  • Analyze the movements of contemporary thought, considering the beginnings of philosophical modernism, the new directions of avant-garde modernism and, finally, postmodernism;
  • Develop perspectives on the directions of contemporary society, based on the study developed within the movements of philosophical and artistic thought;
  • Systematize a comprehensive view of the major lines of contemporary thought in order to assume a demanding citizenship attitude, able to be guided by values and principles.


Professor Associado
João Amadeu Oliveira Carvalho da Silva, professor associado na Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). Doutorado em Humanidades, na área da literatura…