THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY B

THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY B

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Code
65125
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5)
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

Students will develop the theoretical tools needed to answer fundamental questions about knowledge and reality, through an evaluation of classic and contemporary theories. Giving a special importance to the questions that shed light unto human nature, whose answers imply conceptual analysis, strong arguments and mental experiments, in order to clarify problems which always relevant.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will develop the theoretical tools needed to answer fundamental questions about knowledge and reality, through an evaluation of classic and contemporary theories. Giving a special importance to the questions that shed light unto human nature, whose answers imply conceptual analysis, strong arguments and mental experiments, in order to clarify problems which always relevant.

 
 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will develop the theoretical tools needed to answer fundamental questions about knowledge and reality, through an evaluation of classic and contemporary theories. Giving a special importance to the questions that shed light unto human nature, whose answers imply conceptual analysis, strong arguments and mental experiments, in order to clarify problems which always relevant.

 
 

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SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

One of the main contemporary issues is that States, religions and other subjects deny some people's rights and obligations because of prejudices and stereotypes that have a philosophical origin. The course, through Socratic dialog, will focus on investigating the reasons why this happens.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

One of the main contemporary issues is that States, religions and other subjects deny some people's rights and obligations because of prejudices and stereotypes that have a philosophical origin. The course, through Socratic dialog, will focus on investigating the reasons why this happens. The course will address problems that concern homosexual people's rights vs. heterosexual people's rights, the problem of "diversity", of happiness and the problem of the brevity of life. The course will host lectures by Monica Cirinnà, Christopher Hughes, Vittorio Lingiardi, Francesca Vecchioni.

 
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

One book among the following ones:

Lingiardi V. (2007), Citizen gay. Famiglie, diritti negati e salute mentale. Il saggiatore, Milano.
Sacchi M.S., Tebano E. (2016), Le nuove famiglie. Corriere della sera, Milano.
Rodotà S. (2016), Dirito d'amore. Laterza, Roma-Bari.
Vassallo N. (2015), Il Matrimonio omosessuale è contro natura. Falso! Laterza, Roma-Bari.
(Ulteriore bibliografia sarà fornita durante il corso)

Readings for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Three books among the following ones:
Garavaso P, Vassalo N. (200), Filosofia delle donne. Laterza, Roma-Bari.
Lingiardi V. (2007), Citizen gay. Famiglie, diritti negati e salute mentale. Il saggiatore, Milano.
Nussbaum M. (2011), Disgusto e umanità. Il saggiatore, Milano
Sacchi M.S., Tebano E. (2016), Le nuove famiglie. Corriere della sera, Milano.
Rodotà S. (2016), Dirito d'amore. Laterza, Roma-Bari.
Vassallo N. (2015), Il Matrimonio omosessuale è contro natura. Falso! Laterza, Roma-Bari.
Ulteriore bibliografia sarà fornita durante il corso; gli studenti frequentanti possono sostituire un testo con una relazione in classe, relazione conducibile con diversi mezzi, pure intramezzata da abbinamenti musicali o filmici ad hoc derivante dai seguenti testi:
Bauman Z. (2017), Meglio essere felici. Lit edizioni, Roma.
Seneca (2017), La vita felice. Einaudi, Torino.
Seneca (2013), La brevità della vita. Garzanti, Milano.

 
 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The professor's office hours are by e-mail appointment: nicla.vassallo@unige.it (usually on Thursdays 1-3 PM)    

Exam Board

MARIA CRISTINA AMORETTI

MARCELLO FRIXIONE

NICLA VASSALLO (President)

LESSONS

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LESSONS START

September 26, 2017

 
 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

 
 

Assessment methods

Oral exam