PHILOSOPHICAL HERMENEUTICS

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Code
65135
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

Presentation

The course is designed for students on their second year of the first cycle degree program in Philosophy; it is aimed at introducing the main topics of  the continental phenomenological- hermeneutic approach in philosophy. The course will study in depth the distinction between knowing and understanding, and between truth and interpretation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

Addressing the complex topic of understanding and interpreting as an independent philosophical problem. Learning how to read correctly philosophical texts (with special attention to the classics of western philosophical tradition) through different approaches to texts (literal vs. allegorical method, authorial intent principle, historical contextualization, problematization).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Topic: Understanding as a philosophical problem
The course will outline the main features of the complex phenomena of understanding and interpreting in a hermeneutic perspective; it will refer especially to the text-centered approach (in authors such as Schleiermacher and Dilthey) and the philosophers who outgrew it: Heiddeger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part 1: Understanding as a philosophical problem
The course will outline the main features of the complex phenomena of understanding and interpreting in a hermeneutic perspective; it will refer especially to the text-centered approach (in authors such as Schleiermacher and Dilthey) and the philosophers who outgrew it: Heiddeger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida.

Part 2: Understanding the self and the idea of good

The second part of the course will study in depth the phenomenon of understanding in relation to the quest for a meaningful life, both in an individual and community perspective. In this context, particular importance will be placed on Gadamer's work on the idea of good in platonic-aristotelian tradition.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings/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: FRANCESCO CAMERA Office hours Monday 10-12 AM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section via Balbi 4, 2nd floor)

Exam Board

FRANCESCO CAMERA (President)

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI

GERARDO CUNICO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Beginning of Classes

February 19, 2018

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Assessment Methods

Written and oral exam

The assessment consists in a written exam and an oral exam. Pre-registration required. The 6-CFU exam will assess the knowledge of texts indicated in part 1. The 9-CFU exam will assess the knowledge of all texts (part 1 and 2). 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment Methods

The assessment consists in a written exam and an oral exam. Pre-registration required. The 6-CFU exam will assess the knowledge of texts indicated in part 1. The 9-CFU exam will assess the knowledge of all texts (part 1 and 2). 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
02/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
02/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
22/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
22/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
11/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
11/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale