QUESTIONS OF THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY (LM)

QUESTIONS OF THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY (LM)

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Code
65027
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The lectures will focus on one of the main topics of theoretical philosophy with reference to one or more texts of classic thinkers of the past and of the most relevant among the contemporary philosophers.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will further analyze some classic and contemporary theoretic themes in philosophy; they will learn to master the methods and tools needed to approach such problems; they will learn to discuss classic texts through a seminar method.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student should be able: to master the terminology of the subject; to treat and discuss its distinctive issues at an advanced level; to assimilate the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the presented texts in a critical and personal form.

PREREQUISITES

The course is destined for students who have acquired the philosophical knowledge and competences corresponding to the bachelor degree in Philosophy.

Teaching methods

Lecture: introduction and presentation of the themes, reading and commentary of the main texts, clarification of the doubts and answers to the students' questions. A part of the course will be performed through seminar discussions, with the active contribution of the students and the collaboration of Dr. Attilio Bruzzone.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Part I (6 CFU)

Lecturer: Gerardo CUNICO

Content:

Understanding and anticipation: between theory of knowledge and conception of interpreting in Kant and Bloch.

The course’s purpose is to deepen the differences between knowing and thinking, conceiving and judging, notions and ideas, categories and ideals, on the basis of some key texts by both philosophers, who share the approach of referring each level of knowledge to a set of presupposition which include a cognitive preformation, an orienting anticipation, and a hermeneutic preunderstanding.

 

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part I (6 CFU)

Lecturer: Gerardo CUNICO

Content:

Understanding and anticipation: between theory of knowledge and conception of interpreting in Kant and Bloch.

The course’s purpose is to deepen the differences between knowing and thinking, conceiving and judging, notions and ideas, categories and ideals, on the basis of some key texts by both philosophers, who share the approach of referring each level of knowledge to a set of presupposition which include a cognitive preformation, an orienting anticipation, and a hermeneutic preunderstanding.

Part II (3 CFU)

Lecturer: Francesco CAMERA

Content:

Interpretation of philosophical and religious texts according to Kant.

The lectures aim at identifying and discussing the hermeneutic principles which govern in Kant the interpretation of philosophical texts and those of the religious tradition, in order to verify how far they are in accord with the rational systematic attitude of transcendental philosophy.

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

Ricevimento: 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)

Ricevimento: FRANCESCO CAMERA Office hours Monday 10-12 AM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section via Balbi 4, 2nd floor)

Exam Board

GERARDO CUNICO (President)

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI

FRANCESCO CAMERA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lecture: introduction and presentation of the themes, reading and commentary of the main texts, clarification of the doubts and answers to the students' questions. A part of the course will be performed through seminar discussions, with the active contribution of the students and the collaboration of Dr. Attilio Bruzzone.

LESSONS START

February 19, 2019.

 

ORARI

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QUESTIONS OF THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY (LM)

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an oral interview. Students who actively participate to the seminar discussions by submitting an individual presentation (oral or written) will be exempted from a part of the programme.
Exam material:
for students who are taking the 6-CFU course:
Texts A and B (of Part I)
for students who are taking the 9-CFU course:
Part I: texts A and B.
Part II: texts A and B.

Assessment methods

The expected learning outcomes will be assessed according to the following criteria: the acquisition of the specific terminology of the subject; the understanding and presentation of the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the texts indicated in the programme and commented in the lectures; the active participation in the seminar discussions.

Pre-registrationisrequired.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended. Those who are unable to attend, please contact the teacher.