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Program in Philosophy, Science and Society in the Contemporary World

Debate on the crucial challenges of philosophy in the contemporary world.

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Truth and Reason: Concepts of Science. Mind, science and society: present issues - 5 ECTS

The mind-science-society articulation has been problematized in recent decades between realistic and constructivist positions regarding truth and mind. The students, from the study and participation in the development of the different thematic units, will be able to introduce themselves in a more general way in the autonomous research work and acquire the knowledge and the fundamental competences to carry out a transdisciplinary and contemporary reflection. In addition, it will be easier for students to know the models and theories about truth that, at the beginning of the XXI century, have been ignored by the introjections and social and political manifestations, which modify their approach at all times in the plurality of the sciences. Consequently, and as a result of the most topical issues that will be addressed in this module, students will have the tools and research keys to ask themselves phenomenologically about the core of truth that the society of control can resist, in order to take advantage of the irreducible human experience in an era of big data and the medicalization of society.


Good and City: Fundamental Issues. Philosophy and politics in the thought of Leo Strauss - 5 ECTS

This module will reflect on the relationship between philosophy and political life, taking as its central axis the contribution of the philosopher Leo Strauss (1899-1973). To this end, various texts by this author will be studied, focusing on issues such as the possibilities of philosophy, the characteristics of the political condition, liberal education, natural law or historicism. Strauss's interpretations of ancient, medieval and modern political philosophy will also be observed, and this author will be discussed with some of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century. In this way, the course should allow students to become familiar with some of the central philosophical and political issues of our time, as well as establish an argued personal point of view on them.


The Question of Metaphysics. Beyond positivism: the resurgence of metaphysics in the French spiritualism of the twentieth century. - 5 ECTS

French philosophical spiritualism broke vigorously with the tendency, dominating since the second half of the nineteenth century, to confine human knowledge in the narrow framework of a positivism that condemned metaphysics to the condition of factitious and periclitated construction, typical of an era definitively surpassed by the advance of modernity. The course will address the study of some of the most prominent representatives of a tradition that contributed, from a highly original approach to metaphysical problems, to the profound renewal of contemporary European thought.