PHILOSOPHY OF INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE (LM)

PHILOSOPHY OF INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE (LM)

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Code
98793
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Philosophy of interfaith dialog aims at exploring the paths towards a hermeneutic approach to the relationships between different religions; its ultimate goal is finding a meeting point for dialog and mutual benefit. The antecedents of philosophy of interfaith dialog are the imaginary dialogs between representatives of different religions, a popular theme in European philosophy (see Saint Justin, Abelard, Nicholas of Cusa, Bodin, Lessing...).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will learn to set a philosophical discourse as a possible meeting point for an interfaith dialog that overcomes apologetic and polemic positions; starting from common questions, which are fundamental to human existence, several answers - from several traditions - will be compared. Seminars will enable students to analyze a few classics of this field, and to compare them to contemporary positions and debates.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will develop their critical thinking and their philosophical consciousness regarding the theme of contemporary religious pluralism.

Teaching methods

Lectures.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Dia-logos. Traces of a theory and an ethics of interreligious dialogue

The course intends to indicate on the historical, ethical and theoretical level, the lines of research of a new, and at the same time ancient, dialogic paradigm between religions that goes beyond the concept of tolerance and is up to the challenges that the processes of globalization and the third millennium are placing.

 

 

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part I: Dia-logos. Traces of a theory and an ethics of interreligious dialogue

The course intends to indicate on the historical, ethical and theoretical level, the lines of research of a new, and at the same time ancient, dialogic paradigm between religions that goes beyond the concept of tolerance and is up to the challenges that the processes of globalization and the third millennium are placing.

Part II: "Every religion is the only true one". Simone Weil and the "Letter to a Priest"

Moving from the "Letter to a Priest", we will analyze the illuminating reflections on the theme of the relationship between religions.

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: Thursday 3-4 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section via Balbi 4, 2nd floor)

Exam Board

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI (President)

DOMENICO VENTURELLI

GERARDO CUNICO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures.

LESSONS START

September 24, 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The exam will take place in oral form, through a dialogue aimed at verify the contents discussed during the course. The expositive ability and the critical reasoning of the student will also be ascertained.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is reccomended