INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

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Code
101399
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course aims to provide the students with a basic knowledge of the most important models of political order by analyzing the most relevant theories in the history of Western political thought.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to

  • provide the students with a conceptual overview of the main classical and contemporary theories concerning political order and of the most important related concepts (justice, legitimacy, political normativity, inclusion and exclusion);
  • Compare different models of political order and draw their normative implications;
  • Investigate the different argumentative strategies of the main traditions in political philosophy.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Comprendere e saper utilizzare concetti fondamentali della filosofia politica quali

  • Legittimità e ordine politico
  • Realismo vs. idealismo
  • Monismo vs. istituzionalismo
  • Ordine artificiale vs. ordine naturale
  • Contratto vs. convenzione

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The most important models of political order will be critically analysed. In particular, the course will investigate the following traditions as competing paradigms: idealism vs realism, artificialism vs naturalism, contractualism vs conventionalism, monism vs. institutionalism. Such investigation will be addressed via the analysis of the political theories of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Rawls, Hume and Bentham.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For all

  • S. Petrucciani, Modelli di filosofia politica, Einaudi
  • J. Rawls, Una teoria della giustizia (§§ 1-40), Feltrinelli

One among the following

  • Platone, Repubblica (libri 1-4), trad. M. Vegetti, Rizzoli
  • T. Hobbes, Leviatano (parte I-II), Laterza
  • J. Locke, Trattato sul governo (tutto il secondo trattato)
  • D. Hume, Trattato sulla natura umana (libro III), Laterza
  • J.-J. Rousseau, Il contratto sociale (qualsiasi edizione recente)
  • J.S. Mill, L’utilitarismo, in La libertà. L’utilitarismo. L’asservimento delle donne, Rizzoli + Introduzione al volume.

 

Further suggested readings (not compulsory)

 

T. Magri, Contratto e convenzione, Roma-Bari, Laterza

V. Ottonelli, Leggere Rawls, Bologna, Il Mulino

M. Reichlin, L’utilitarismo, il Mulino

M. Vegetti, Il potere della verità. Saggi platonici, Carocci  

S. Veca, Filosofia politica, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2003

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students interested in arranging a meeting should previously contact me with an email. 

Exam Board

FEDERICO ZUOLO (President)

MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA

VALERIA OTTONELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

19/02/2020

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
03/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale