PHILOSOPHICAL PROPEDEUTICS MODULE 1

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Code
56212
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Presentation

The course is designed for the students on their second year of the first cycle degree program in Philosophy; it is aimed at introducing the main theoretical problems in philosophy. The course will address ontological and epistemological themes, using basic philosophical terminology (Being vs. beings, becoming, science, belief, opinion).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

Acquiring a general knowledge of theoretical philosophy, moral philosophy, and metaphysics. Mastering the basic philosophical terminology (Being vs. beings, is-ought problem, substance, accident, nothing, becoming, nature, good, evil) needed to read a classic; acquiring the basic notions which are essential to the study of philosophical currents and problems. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Module 1 (6 CFU)
Lecturer: Francesco CAMERA
Topic: The philosopher and the features of philosophical activity in Plato.
The Republic is Plato's most important and widely-known dialog; it reflects – and it is a synthesis of – the complexity and the great extent of his philosophical research. The course will offer a thematic reading of the central books (V, VI, VII, 473a-541b) focusing on ethical, political, ontological, and epistemological aspects. In particular, the course will analyze the figure of the philosopher (the difference between a philosopher, a sophist and a rhetor) and will analyze dialogic-dialectic philosophical activity as a specific, essential activity of the human being, by addressing problems that are still relevant today. 

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)

GERARDO CUNICO (President)

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI

DOMENICO VENTURELLI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Beginning of Classes

September 25, 2017

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Assessment Methods

Written and oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment Methods

The exam will assess students' knowledge of the parts of Plato's dialog covered by the course (books V, VI, VII, 473a, 541b), of monographs by Vegetti and Erler and the chapters of Berti's book recommended by the professor.
The assessment consists in a written exam and an oral exam. Pre-registration required.

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