MORAL PHILOSOPHY

MORAL PHILOSOPHY

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Code
65062
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5)
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10)
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10)
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

Presentation

The course, building on the knowledge acquired during the course "Introduction to Moral Philosophy", will offer a more thorough study of topics and features of moral philosophy; it will encourage students to read and interpret classics and to engage in rigorous discussion of the addressed topics.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Being able to present the main currents and topics of moral philosophy: the problem of freedom, the origin of Evil, and the nature of Good, human conduct, principles, mobiles and purpose of actions, the concepts of virtue and happiness, relative or absolute nature of values. Learning to actively understand classics of moral philosophy, through interpretation of texts written by ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophers.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will perfect their knowledge of classics and main topics of moral philosophy through discussion and reference to texts and discussion.

Teaching methods

Lessons and seminars

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Module 1 A comparison between different currents in moral philosophy: Utilitarianism and Virtue Ethics

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Module 1 A comparison of different currents in moral philosophy: Utilitarianism and Virtue Ethics

Module 2 Virtue, Nature, Normativity

Module 2 focuses on the topic of the foundation of moral virtues in human nature by referring to classics and to contemporary philosophy.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thursday 11-12:30 AM Office of Prof. Angelo Campodonico Via Balbi 30–24  VII

Exam Board

FRANCESCO CAMERA

ANGELO CAMPODONICO (President)

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI

MIRELLA PASINI

DANIELE ROLANDO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons and seminars

LESSONS START

February 20th 2018