HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

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Code
65150
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

History of modern philosophy is based on a critical-philological method and it studies the major philosophical traditions and their specific problems, providing a thorough contextualization.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having a strong grasp of the main features and tendencies through which modern philosophy developed. In-depth knowledge – on a historical and philosophical level – of the origin of some major ideas of the Modern Age. Perfecting one's ability to analyze and contextualize philosophical texts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

 A) Knowing the major turning points in the history of modern philosophy

B) Being able to focus on the argumentative strategies of different philosophers

C) Being able to analyze classics of modern philosophy

At the end of the course the student will be able to know the main line of the modern thinker; of thought the main argumentative techniques of the main thinkers of the modern age; to confront a classic of modernity. The student will also have developed a greater exhibition capacity and limited use of the philosophical lexicon.

PREREQUISITES

A basic philosophical lexicon is required
 

Teaching methods

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Fundamentals of history of modern philosophy.

From Leonardo Bruni to Immanuel Kant
Modernity and religious tolerance in John Locke.
Civil power in matters of religious worship.
From the Essay on tolerance to the Letter on tolerance.
Dutch exile and Armenian irenism

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.

Reference texts can be found at the DAFIST Library (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor)
Others teaching materials will be put available to students on Aulaweb by the teacher.

AULAWEBhttp://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento:   FOR STUDENTS: Wednesday 6-7 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor) FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS: Thursday 6-7 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor)  

Exam Board

SIMONA LANGELLA (President)

STEFANIA ZANARDI

LETTERIO MAURO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

The exam consists of an oral interview to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the topics covered in the course and its ability to connect them to their historical and cultural contexts. The exam also intends to evaluate a punctual use of the philosophical lexicon and the student's argumentative capacity.

 

Online registration for the exam on www.unige.it

 

Assessment methods

 

The exam is meant to assess students' grasp of the topics covered by the course and their ability to link topics with the relevant historical and cultural contexts (max. 15/30). The exam will also assess students' use of philosophical terminology(max. 5/30) in relation to authors and texts and students' ability to build effective arguments (max. 10/30).

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.dafist.unige.it/?dipendente=C0746

e-mail:

C0746@unige.it

langellauni@gmail.com

phone: +39- 010-209-9775.

AULAWEB: http://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147