PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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Code
65029
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

This discipline pertains to the field of Moral Philosophy and it inquires into the human being with a multidisciplinary approach that involves social sciences and humanities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Answering the ambitious - but inevitable - question "what is the human being?" using rational arguments and relying on the contributions of sciences and philosophy.
  • Being able to outline the set of themes and main perspectives in this field.
  • In-depth study of (at least) a classic of this field and a particularly relevant theme.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Human nature in Philosophy.
The following topics will be addressed: methods and objects of philosophical anthropology, in relation to other sub-fields of philosophy, natural sciences, and humanities. Different perspectives on philosophical anthropology. Continuity and discontinuity in the interpretation of the Human: mind and body, nature and culture, desire and rationality, speculative reason and practical reason. Examples of ancient and modern philosophical anthropology.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

1. Human nature in Philosophy.
The following topics will be addressed: methods and objects of philosophical anthropology, in relation to other sub-fields of philosophy, natural sciences, and humanities. Different perspectives on philosophical anthropology.   Continuity and discontinuity in the interpretation of the Human: mind and body, nature and culture, desire and rationality, speculative reason and practical reason. Examples of ancient and modern philosophical anthropology.

2. Philosophers and Diversity

How philosophers discussed diversity among human beings, with arguments ranging from universalism to relativism, from identity to difference, subjectivity and alterity.

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.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Tuesday 3-5 PM Thursday 12 AM-2 PM DAFIST - Via Balbi 30/24 - 7th floor

Exam Board

MIRELLA PASINI (President)

ANGELO CAMPODONICO

DANIELE ROLANDO

MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 20, 2108

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final examination is an oral test.

Active interaction in class will be assessed as well.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam.

The choice of the texts each student will discuss during the exam must be agreed upon with the professor.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
18/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
08/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale