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1. General information
Course:
PHILOSOPHY AND CURRENT THOUGHT
Code:
44755
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
381 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN HUMANITIES: CULTURAL HISTORY
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
11 - FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
3
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: FRANCISCO JAVIER ESPINOSA ANTON - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Humanidades 5.02; Periodismo 2.14. Vicedecanato Humanidades
FILOSOFÍA, ANTROPOL, SOCIOL Y ESTÉTICA
4338
javier.espinosa@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Current philosophy on such important issues as economic policy, discrimination against women, problems of multicultural societies, the alienation of consumerism, the problem of universal ethical principles in a global world, nationalism, extreme poverty in the world, or the ways of understanding today's art are capitals in today's culture.

This subject helps the student to have a view of current philosophy, that will be very useful for subjects such as History of the Contemporary World, Memory, History and Present Time, Gender, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights, Contemporaary Art and Literature in the contemporary world. At the same time these subjects will provide the social, political, ethical, anthropological and artistic framework for this subject.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E01 Knowing and analysing theories related to the concept of Culture and theories about human and social diversity
E03 Analysing and interpret data from research, reports and works inherent to the different disciplines of the field of study (Anthropology, Art, History, Geography, Philosophy, Language, Literature and Cultural Heritage)
E04 Understanding and using different sources of information: oral, source documents (bibliographies, records, etc.) and references from the Internet.
E05 Understanding and analysing the diachronic structure of the past and its cultural manifestations
E06 Combining the temporal and spatial dimensions of the explanation of socio-territorial processes.
E08 Establishing links between the historical framework and the cultural manifestations of each stage and comparing the results
E09 Drafting different types of texts in his/her own language (both specialised and informative)
E14 Understanding, analysing and interpreting the major artistic movements, their visual manifestations and the languages used
E16 Knowing and understanding the major schools of philosophical and political thinking as part of human culture.
E18 Approaching the ways of life and religious concepts in the past and nowadays.
E22 Valuing the importance of the heritage resources maintained as an evidence of safeguarded memories.
G03 Expressing correctly in oral and written forms in his/her own language
G04 Ethical commitment and professional ethics
G05 Analysis and synthesis capacity
G06 Making assumptions to solve issued in his/her field of study
G07 Applying critical, analytical and creative thinking and proving innovative capacities
G08 Ability to work independently within a framework of individual responsibility
G11 Communicating ideas, problems and solutions in public or in technical contexts efficiently
G13 Sensitiveness to multiculturalism and gender-related issues
G14 Understanding how do democratic societies work and appreciate their values and principles as a key milestone and a historic achievement.
G15 Committing to the defence of human rights
G16 Understanding cultural heritage from a critical, multicultural and universalist perspective
G18 Acquiring perceptive skills and awareness to appreciate and enjoy human creations
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Being committed to the freedom of thought and human rights.
Analysing the different perspectives and dimensions of the phenomenon of globalisation.
Analysing the social and political culture in the bourgeois world and in the world of work.
Analysing the cultures and politics of violence, especially in the 20th century
Identifying cultural constructions and interpetrations related to the concepts of sex and gender.
Identifying the problems inherent to cultural and religious diversity and applying the human rights to the problems generated in multicultural societies.
Identifying the migratory processes and the problems of coexistence, exclusion and mutual misunderstanding associated thereto.
Knowing and analysing the thinking of today¿s major authors: Habermas, Vattimo, Taylor, Kymlicka.
Understanding the growing importance of women as historical individuals and their participation in social movements.
Identifying the mechanisms used to perpetuate and transmit inequality in our culture.
Identifying and assessing the nature and profiles of welfare society and representative democracy in the western world.
Knowing today¿s major philosophical concepts: meta-narrative, paradigms, politics of recognition, discursive ethics, constitutional patriotism, weak and strong thinking.
Understanding today¿s issues: moral universalism and multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, national states and rights to cultural difference; the political effect of aesthetics; the making of history.
Critically assessing the policies in place to solve global problems.
Additional outcomes
Description
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: The philosophical schools of the early twentieth century
    • Unit 1.1: Analytic Philosophy
    • Unit 1.2: Frankfurt School. Marcusse
  • Unit 2: Neoconservatism
  • Unit 3: Postmodern philosophy: Lyotard and Vattimo
  • Unit 4: Neopragmatism: Rorty
  • Unit 5: Habermas
  • Unit 6: Current philosophers on cultural differences: Taylor and Appiah
  • Unit 7: Social inequality and extreme poverty: Rancière, Pogge, Iris Marion Young and Hannah Arendt
  • Unit 8: Feminist thought: Gilligan and Butler
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E03 E16 G07 G14 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study 0.16 4 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E01 E03 E09 G03 G05 G07 G08 G11 0.08 2 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E03 E16 G05 G07 G14 G15 G16 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study 0.16 4 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E01 E03 E16 G05 G07 G14 G15 G16 0.08 2 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E03 E16 G05 G13 G14 G16 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.4 10 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E03 E16 G05 G07 G14 G15 G16 0.08 2 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E03 E16 G05 G14 G15 G16 G18 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.48 12 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E01 E03 E09 E16 G02 G03 G04 G05 G07 G08 G11 G14 G15 G16 G18 0.08 2 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E03 E16 G07 G14 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.48 12 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E03 E09 E16 G02 G03 G05 G08 G13 G14 G15 G16 0.08 2 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E03 E16 G13 G16 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.48 12 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E01 E03 E16 G03 G05 G07 G13 G15 G16 0.08 2 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E03 E16 G14 G15 G16 G18 0.12 3 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.48 12 Y Y
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.48 12 Y N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E09 E16 G03 G05 G08 G14 G15 0.04 1 Y Y
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E03 E16 G04 G13 G14 G15 0.24 6 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies 0.48 12 Y Y
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions 0.08 2 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Portfolio assessment 5.00% 5.00% Learning Guide II
Assessment of active participation 10.00% 0.00% Participation in thematic discussions
Portfolio assessment 10.00% 10.00% Learning Guide I
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 15.00% 15.00% Case study: relativism
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 10.00% 10.00% Case study: national heritage and multiculturalism
Oral presentations assessment 10.00% 10.00% Rancière and contemporary Art
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 15.00% 15.00% Case study: extreme poverty
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 15.00% 15.00% Case study: feminism
Portfolio assessment 10.00% 10.00%
Projects 0.00% 10.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    To pass the subject it is not needed to have a minimum score in any procedure of the evaluation system. But it is needed an average score of 5 out of 10.
    For subsequent exams, only the marks with 5 or more are kept.
    There will be a method to increase marks up to 20%
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
To pass the subject it is not needed to have a minimum score in any procedure of the evaluation system. But it is needed an average score of 5 out of 10.
For subsequent exams, only the marks with 5 or more are kept.
There will be a method to increase marks up to 20%
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 8): The philosophical schools of the early twentieth century
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 4
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 2 (de 8): Neoconservatism
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 4
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 3 (de 8): Postmodern philosophy: Lyotard and Vattimo
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 12
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 4 (de 8): Neopragmatism: Rorty
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 10
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 5 (de 8): Habermas
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 12
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 6 (de 8): Current philosophers on cultural differences: Taylor and Appiah
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 12
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Unit 7 (de 8): Social inequality and extreme poverty: Rancière, Pogge, Iris Marion Young and Hannah Arendt
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 12
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 12
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 1
Teaching period: 1 week

Unit 8 (de 8): Feminist thought: Gilligan and Butler
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 12
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Teaching period: 2 weeks

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
 
ARENDT, H. Eichmann in Jerusalem London Penguin 2006  
ARENDT, H. The Origins of Totalitarianism London Penguin 2017  
BUTLER, J. Undoing Gender New York/London Routledge 9780203499627. 2004  
BUTLER, J. Deshacer el género Barcelona Paiós 2006  
FUKUYAMA, F. ¿El fin de la historia? Madrid 1990  
FUKUYAMA, F. The End of History The National Interest, 1989  
HABERMAS, J. La inclusión del otro Barcelona Paidós 1999  
HABERMAS, J. El Occidente escindido Madrid Trotta 2009  
HABERMAS, J., The Inclusion of the Other Cambridge Polity 2005  
HABERMAS, J., The Divided West Cambridge Polity 2006  
MARCUSE, H. One-Dimensional Man New York Routledge 1991  
MARCUSE, H. El hombre unidimensional Barcelona Ariel 1999  
POGGE, T. La pobreza en el mundo y los derechos humanos Barcelona Paidós 2005  
POGGE, Th. World Poverty and Human Rights Cambridge Polity 2008  
RORTY, R. Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality OnHumanRights: TheOxfordAmnesty Lectures 1993 Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 1994  
RORTY, R. Derechos humanos, racionalidad y sentimentalidad Madrid Trotta 1998  
SARRIÓN MORA, ADELINA Lecturas de filosofía. Corrientes actuales de pensamiento Madrid Akal 2009  
TAYLOR, CH. El multiculturalismo y la «política del reconocimiento México F.C. E. 1993  
TAYLOR, Ch. Multiculturalism: Examining The Politics of Recognition Princeton, New Jersey Princeton Univ. Press 1994  
VATTIMO, G. En torno a la postmodernidad Barcelona Anthropos 1990  
YOUNG, I. M. Responsabilidad por la justicia Madrid Morata 2011  
YOUNG, I. M., Responsibility for justice Oxford / New York Oxford University Press 2011  
ŽIŽEK, S. En defensa de la intolerancia Madrid Sequitur 2008  



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