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ESPADA João Carlos - Liberalisms (8h)

This course aims at providing an introductory overview of some of the main debates in 20th century political thought, especially in what concerns the contrast between liberal and illiberal views on the roles of state and society. It covers arguments produced by the following major authors associated with these subjects: Karl Popper, Friedrich Hayek, Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, and Leo Strauss.

The course will be based on the discussion of original texts by the authors under analysis, and open debate on these texts will be encouraged. // ECTS Card

Professor: João Carlos ESPADA