PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

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Code
65146
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
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

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

 The course  aims to outline the basic elements of the modern philosophies of history and their difference from the  ideas of History of the  ancient word

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will become aware of the basic features of modern philosophy of history (linear time vs. cyclic time, the idea of 'plenitude', christian eschatology and the idea of progress) through the study of critical monographies and relevant classics

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is:

a) to introduce the basic cathegories of every modern philosophy of history by the introduction of  some historical monographies

b) to verify by a critical reading  the presence  of these cathegories in some modern philosophical or religious Ccassical works

c) to make the students able to an autonomus reflection on the monographies and  the classics in program

the students (either who are taking the 6 CFU course  that who are taking the 9 CFU course)   then  will be able :

1) to  show a adequate  knowledge of the monographies and classical works of the recommended reading//bibliography

2) to have a critical understanding of the same texts

3) to compare   one another the contents of  these text

4) to elaborate some personal convinction  about the the content of the course

 

PREREQUISITES

There is a second year  course that required an elementary knowledge of moral philosophy and/or a minimum training in historical matters

Teaching methods

oral lessons and critical  readings of classical texts by the teacher

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

contents for student who are taking the 6-CFU course

Modern individualism  facing the problem of Evil in history through the critical discussion of some classical authors: Condorcet, Kant and Kierkegaard (6 CFU)

contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

the course will adress two main areas.

1) basic features of modern philosophy of history  (the concept of cyclic time and the idea of 'plenitude', the concept of linear time and christian eschatology , modern individualism and the idea of progress (3 CFU)

2) modern individualism  facing the problem of Evil in history through the critical discussion of some classical authors: Condorcet, Kant and Kierkegaard (6 CFU)

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

the reading list for this course are available  on the italian version of the web page

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: for students and graduating students: wednesday 10-12 AM: and  Thursday 10-12 AM. via Balbi 30-23

Exam Board

DANIELE ROLANDO (President)

MIRELLA PASINI

VALERIA OTTONELLI

ALBERTO GIORDANO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

oral lessons and critical  readings of classical texts by the teacher

LESSONS START

February 20, 2019

ORARI

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

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PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

EXAMS

Exam description

An oral interwiew about all the texts present  in the recommended reding/bibliography

Assessment methods

During the oral intewiew the student must demostrate

1) a complete  knowledge  of  all the texst in the recommended reading/biliography

2) an adequate understanding of the same texts

3) the capability to  compare one-another the content of theese texts

4) the capability to elaborate some personal convinction  about the the content of the course