Culture and thought
It introduces students to the contemporary sociological, historical and philosophical debates, based on questions around human identity, the possibilities of language and the role of culture.
- From Modernity to Postmodernity (Walter Benjamin).
- The state: from government of complex society to government of liquid society (Machiavelli, Montesquieau, Lenin).
- The nation (Renan, Bauer, Pujol).
- War: Philosophy of war, non-violence, total war, modern war.
- Work, globalization and the welfare state.
- Women: gender, inequality, women philosophers (Arendt, Beauvoir).
- Environment: climate change and current debates.
- Sources of information: access to information, censorship, ethics and big data.
- Discursive fallacies and critical discourse analysis.