HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

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Code
65150
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/06
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

History of modern philosophy is based on a critical-philological method and it studies the major philosophical traditions and their specific problems, providing a thorough contextualization.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having a strong grasp of the main features and tendencies through which modern philosophy developed. In-depth knowledge – on a historical and philosophical level – of the origin of some major ideas of the Modern Age. Perfecting one's ability to analyze and contextualize philosophical texts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

 A) Knowing the major turning points in the history of modern philosophy

B) Being able to focus on the argumentative strategies of different philosophers

C) Being able to analyze classics of modern philosophy

At the end of the course the student will be able to know the main line of the modern thinker; of thought the main argumentative techniques of the main thinkers of the modern age; to confront a classic of modernity. The student will also have developed a greater exhibition capacity and limited use of the philosophical lexicon.

PREREQUISITES

A basic philosophical lexicon is required
 

Teaching methods

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

1. Fundamentals of history of modern philosophy.

From Leonardo Bruni to Immanuel Kant

2. Modernity and ownership: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the foundation of inequality

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For the 6 cfu exam (features of the History of Modern Philosophy):

M. Mori, Storia della filosofia moderna, Laterza, Bari 2012.

Optional insights:

Enciclopedia filosofica, Bompiani, Milano 2008;

Dizionario di filosofia di N. Abbagnano, Utet, Torino 1962;

C. Esposito - S. Poggi, Filosofia moderna, Raffaello Cortina Editore (Collana «Bibliotheca»), Milano 2006.

For the 9 cfu exam

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Origine della diseguaglianza, Feltrinelli, Milano 2013.                 

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

Others teaching materials will be put available to students on Aulaweb by the teacher.

AULAWEBhttp://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento:   The teacher receives by appointment  

Exam Board

SIMONA LANGELLA (President)

EMANUELE PILI

STEFANIA ZANARDI (Substitute)

MARCO DAMONTE (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

 

ORARI

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

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HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

The exam consists of an oral interview to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the topics covered in the course and its ability to connect them to their historical and cultural contexts. The exam also intends to evaluate a punctual use of the philosophical lexicon and the student's argumentative capacity.

 

Online registration for the exam on www.unige.it

 

Assessment methods

 

The exam is meant to assess students' grasp of the topics covered by the course and their ability to link topics with the relevant historical and cultural contexts (max. 15/30). The exam will also assess students' use of philosophical terminology(max. 5/30) in relation to authors and texts and students' ability to build effective arguments (max. 10/30).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.dafist.unige.it/?dipendente=C0746

e-mail:

C0746@unige.it

langellauni@gmail.com

phone: +39- 010-209-9775.

AULAWEB: http://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147