HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

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Code
65150
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

6 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

History of modern philosophy is based on a critical-philological method and it studies the major philosophical traditions and their specific problems, providing a thorough contextualization.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having a strong grasp of the main features and tendencies through which modern philosophy developed. In-depth knowledge – on a historical and philosophical level – of the origin of some major ideas of the Modern Age. Perfecting one's ability to analyze and contextualize philosophical texts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 A) Being able to analyze classics of modern philosophy

B) Knowing the major turning points in the history of modern philosophy

C) Being able to focus on the argumentative strategies of different philosophers

Teaching methods

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Fundamentals of history of modern philosophy.

The topic of lex naturalis between 16th and 18th centuries

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

 

Others teaching materials will be put available to students on Aulaweb by the teacher.

AULAWEBhttp://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento:   FOR STUDENTS: Wednesday 6-7 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor) FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS: Thursday 6-7 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor)  

Exam Board

SIMONA LANGELLA (President)

LETTERIO MAURO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

LESSONS START

October 4, 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Online registration for the exam on www.unige.it

Assessment methods

 The exam is meant to assess students' grasp of the topics covered by the course and their ability to link topics with the relevant historical and cultural contexts. The exam will also assess students' use of philosophical terminology in relation to authors and texts and students' ability to build effective arguments.

FURTHER INFORMATION

www.unige.it

http://www.dafist.unige.it/?dipendente=C0746

e-mail: langellauni@gmail.com