THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY A

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Code
65124
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

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

OVERVIEW

The course is mainly aimed at the students of the second or third year of the bachelor course in Philosophy and is meant to selectively present some of the chief theoretical issues of philosophy, with particular reference to the modern classical texts and to the debates of the last century.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will learn to recognize and understand the theoretical problems of philosophic reflection, and the similarities and differences between theoretical problems and other problems. This will be achieved through a selected presentation of themes and texts that will enable students to approach classical texts and to venture into the main contemporary debates.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures. The second part of the 9-CFU course will be also performed through seminar sessions, with the active contribution of the students. The teacher will be assisted by Dr. Attilio Bruzzone.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Purpose of creation and meaning of the world in Kant's teleological reflection.
 

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part 1
Purpose of creation and meaning of the world in Kant's teleological reflection.

Part 2

Ernst Bloch's utopia of a changing world and the utopian meaning of Being.

 

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: FOR STUDENTS: First semester: Monday 9-11 AM and Thursday 3-4 PM; Second semester: Tuesday 11 AM-1 PM and Friday 9-11 AM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 2nd floor) FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS: First semester: Monday 9-11 AM and Thursday 3-4 PM; Second semester: Tuesday 11 AM-1 PM and Friday 9-11 AM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 2nd floor)

Exam Board

GERARDO CUNICO (President)

FRANCESCO CAMERA

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI

DOMENICO VENTURELLI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures. The second part of the 9-CFU course will be also performed through seminar sessions, with the active contribution of the students. The teacher will be assisted by Dr. Attilio Bruzzone.

LESSONS START

20 February 2018

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam. The exam can be partially substituted by a written and oral presentation during the part of the course dedicated to seminars.
Contents for 6 CFU:
text A, text B and text C.
Contents for 9 CFU:
Part 1: text A, text B and text C.
Part 2: one text 'A' and two texts 'B'.

 

Exam schedule

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