PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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Code
65029
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This discipline pertains to the field of Moral Philosophy and it inquires into the human being with a multidisciplinary approach that involves social sciences and humanities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Answering the ambitious - but inevitable - question "what is the human being?" using rational arguments and relying on the contributions of sciences and philosophy.
  • Being able to outline the set of themes and main perspectives in this field.
  • In-depth study of (at least) a classic of this field and a particularly relevant theme.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aims:

  •     explain the conceptual boundaries and the historical context of the discipline
  •     clarifying the main topics of philosophical anthropology
  •     introducing to the knowledge and reading of the classics texts of the discipline
  •      discussing a specific topic through the classic and the contemporary debates.


Learning outcomes:

  •      knowledge and understanding of texts and contexts
  •      orderly and reasoned exposition of general issues
  •      ability to display a topic, chosen and discussed, individually or in groups, through classroom presentations
  •      start of group research work (for students who are taking the 9-CFU course )

PREREQUISITES

You have to be interested in the moral dilemmas  caused  by the biological sciences and humanities.
 It is preferable to have  a basic knowledge of the philosophical and cultural tradition.

Teaching methods

Lectures will alternate moments of discussion and commentary of texts in the classroom.

Students regularly attending will have the opportunity to give a presentation in the classroom about a classic text or a specific topic, under the supervision of the teacher.

The presentation will take place in the last lectures or in a  workshop.

Frequency is recommended.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

1. Human nature in Philosophy.
The following topics will be addressed: methods and objects of philosophical anthropology, in relation to other sub-fields of philosophy, natural sciences, and humanities. Different perspectives on philosophical anthropology. Continuity and discontinuity in the interpretation of the Human: mind and body, nature and culture, desire and rationality, speculative reason and practical reason. Examples of ancient and modern philosophical anthropology.

2. The Self and the Other: Identity and Narrative Approach
Contemporay philosophy and  the self/other connection, from  Paul Ricoeur's works

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

1. Human nature in Philosophy.
The following topics will be addressed: methods and objects of philosophical anthropology, in relation to other sub-fields of philosophy, natural sciences, and humanities. Different perspectives on philosophical anthropology.   Continuity and discontinuity in the interpretation of the Human: mind and body, nature and culture, desire and rationality, speculative reason and practical reason. Examples of ancient and modern philosophical anthropology.

2. The Self  and the Other: Identity and Narrative Approach

  • Contemporary philosophy exploring the Self/Other connection, from the Paul Ricoeur works.
  • Contemporary debate and cultural, sociological and political definitions

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: Tuesday 3-5 PM Thursday 12 AM-2 PM DAFIST - Via Balbi 30/24 - 7th floor

Exam Board

MIRELLA PASINI (President)

MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA

DANIELE ROLANDO

ANGELO CAMPODONICO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures will alternate moments of discussion and commentary of texts in the classroom.

Students regularly attending will have the opportunity to give a presentation in the classroom about a classic text or a specific topic, under the supervision of the teacher.

The presentation will take place in the last lectures or in a  workshop.

Frequency is recommended.

LESSONS START

 February 18,  2020.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

The final examination is an oral test.

Active interaction in class will be assessed as well.

Individual or collective report and/or presentation will be assessed and include in final evaluation  ( only if it will be good).

 

Assessment methods

The knowledge and understanding of texts and contexts and the orderly and reasoned exposition of the general themes will be ascertained during the oral examination.

The ability to argue on a specific topic will be assessed through discussions and presentations in the classroom.

The ability to work in a team willl be assessed  in the thematic workshops.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students are invited to participate in the course's Aulaweb activity.