HISTORY OF POLITICAL DOCTRINES
The course presents the outlines of the History of Political Thought from Ancient times to the state being contemporary. The analysis of the most remarkable authors on political power, its characteristics and forms will be examined in depth. They will be studied through a historical and problematic contextualization. Therefore, the history of the debate on politics will be reconstructed by stressing its links to the socio-political contexts and its ideological implications.
The course aims at allowing students to know and to comprehend the crucial elements of the History of Political Thought in the period that spans from the Ancient times till the 20th century, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significan theories.
1) Politics in ancient Greece
6) Religion and politics: Christianity
7) Augustine of Hippo
9) Dante, Marsilius
11) Bodin, Suarez
12) The “ragion di Stato”
19) Hume e Smith
20) The Federalist Papers
31) Marx, Engels
32) Stuart Mill
- M. D’ADDIO, Storia delle dottrine politiche, Genova, ECIG, 2002.
- C. MORGANTI, Comunità e Stato, Europa e Occidente. La politica secondo Guardini, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, (in corso di stampa).
Students who do not attend the course must study one of these supplementary texts:
- A. CATANZARO - S. LAGI (a cura di), Monisms and Pluralisms in the History of Political Thought, Edizioni Epoké, Novi Ligure (AL), 2016.
- F. FALCHI, Giuseppe Mazzini: la democrazia europea e i diritti delle donne, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2011.
Ricevimento: Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. at Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche (DISPO) Piazzale E- Brignole 3 a, Torre centrale (3rd floor)
ANDREA CATANZARO (President)
ALBERTO DE SANCTIS
The exam is aimed at assessing the acquired skills by the student in analysing political ideas and political theories from a critical perspective and in using them in comprehending contemporary world politics.