Philosophy, a term that in classical Greek referred to the love of wisdom, has been understood in many ways throughout history. In this course, we will focus on a conception of philosophy's task as a critique of the present.
At a time like the present, in which the word "crisis" has become common in our everyday language (when we speak, for example, about a social, health, economic, ecological or migratory crisis), critical thinking is more necessary than ever. The terms "critique" and "crisis" have the same etymological origin, they both come from the Greek verb κρίνειν, meaning to "analyze", "separate" or "decide".
Critical moments are those in which the previous normality is questioned, prompting us to analyze reality and separate the problems we face in order to make a decision.
In this subject, through the analysis of different contemporary crises, we will take an interest in various philosophical debates to acquire tools that will allow us to diagnose the present. If you want to know the genealogy of current problems from a critical perspective, I invite you to think about the present from philosophical point of view.