PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Code
57071
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
8 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

Starting from the origins of modern science and its differentiation from philosophy, the course aims to provide students with epistemological assumptions and methodological knowledge for understanding and analyzing social sciences.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the tools to know and understand the fundamental phases of evolution of scientific reflection, the discussion on logic and scientific method, the application of the general principles of epistemological and methodological analysis to specific problems of social Sciences .

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course objectives will be aimed at understanding the epistemological status, the characters and the methods of social sciences. The discussions and controversies that take place between the philosophers and social scientists about gnoseological and methodological issues will be reconstructed in  historical and problematic way.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures. For students attending the course, part of the program will be held at a seminar on topics agreed upon by students' interests. During the course  thematic workshops will be organized.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Reconstructed the origins of social sciences, debates between the scholars  and the theoretical schools  of social sciences will be analyzed and interpreted. The historical contexts, the ideological characters  and the political interconnections of the theories will be highlighted in the different phases of this comparison.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Suggested texts
-T.BENTON, I. CRAIB, Filosofia della scienza sociale. I fondamenti filosofici del pensiero sociale, a cura di  A. Cerroni, Torino, UTET, 2010

A reading chosen between the following texts:
-E. DURKHEIM, Le regole del metodo sociologico
-E.. DURKHEIM, Il suicidio: studio di sociologia
-E. DURKHEIM, Le forme elementari della vita religiosa
-M. WEBER, Il metodo delle scienze sociali
-M.WEBER, L'etica protestante e lo spirito del capitalismo
-Istituto per la ricerca sociale di Francoforte, Lezioni di sociologia, a cura di  M. Horkheimer, Th.W. Adorno
-Th.W. ADORNO, M.HORKHEIMER, Dialettica dell'illuminismo
- M. HORKHEIMER, Studi di filosofia della società
- J.HABERMAS, Storia e critica dell'opinione pubblica, 1990, 2° ed.
- J. HABERMAS, L'inclusione dell'altro. Studi di teoria politica
 

Students who do not attend the course must also study  3 chapters chosen in this text:
- Verità e forme del potere nella riflessione politica contemporanea, a cura di  M. A. Falchi, Firenze, CET, 2013

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday, 10-12 a.m. Dipartimento di scienze politiche (DISPO) Piazzale E- Brignole 3 a, Torre centrale (5th floor) By appointment mafalchi@unige.it  

Exam Board

MARIA ANTONIETTA FALCHI (President)

GIACOMO TARASCIO

STEFANO PARODI

CARLO MORGANTI

ANDREA CATANZARO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures. For students attending the course, part of the program will be held at a seminar on topics agreed upon by students' interests. During the course  thematic workshops will be organized.

LESSONS START

Philosophy of the social sciences

http://www.aulescienzesociali.unige.it/orari/scpol_cds.php

ORARI

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PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The final evaluation takes into account the results of the seminar work during the course.