PHILOSOPHICAL HERMENEUTICS

PHILOSOPHICAL HERMENEUTICS

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Code
65135
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Presentation

The course is designed for students on their second year of the first cycle degree program in Philosophy; it is aimed at introducing the main topics of  the continental phenomenological- hermeneutic approach in philosophy. The course will study in depth the distinction between knowing and understanding, and between truth and interpretation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

Addressing the complex topic of understanding and interpreting as an independent philosophical problem. Learning how to read correctly philosophical texts (with special attention to the classics of western philosophical tradition) through different approaches to texts (literal vs. allegorical method, authorial intent principle, historical contextualization, problematization).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student should be able to: use the basic vocabulary of the discipline; assimilate the fundamental concepts in a critical and personal form; discuss in an original way the contents, the evolutionary lines, the permanent problems.

PREREQUISITES

The course is mainly addressed to second and third year students who have acquired the necessary basic knowledge in the field of reading, commenting and interpreting philosophical texts in their historical-cultural context.

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Understanding as a philosophical problem

The course will outline the main features of the complex phenomena of understanding and interpreting in a hermeneutic perspective; it will refer especially to the text-centered approach (in authors such as Schleiermacher and Dilthey) and the philosophers who outgrew it: Heiddeger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part 1: Understanding as a philosophical problem

The course will outline the main features of the complex phenomena of understanding and interpreting in a hermeneutic perspective; it will refer especially to the text-centered approach (in authors such as Schleiermacher and Dilthey) and the philosophers who outgrew it: Heiddeger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Derrida.

Part 2: Interpretation and reality

Language as a medium of intercultural dialogueWhat do we mean when we say that something “is not”? What role does this “not” play in our understanding of reality? Is this negation just a mere logical or linguistic construction? Or is it rather the case that our language can express a negation because it ‘cor-responds’ to a more original experience? During classes we’ll address these and other related fundamental theoretical questions by creating a dialogical exchange between three authors from the Western and Eastern tradition: Martin Heidegger, Emanuele Severino and Nagarjuna. The goal of the seminar is to set up a philosophical reflection across West and East focused on one of the key themes in today’s theoretical thought.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings/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: By e-mail appointment.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

Beginning of Classes

February 17, 2020

ORARI

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

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PHILOSOPHICAL HERMENEUTICS

EXAMS

Exam description

Assessment Methods

Written and oral exam

The assessment consists in a written exam and an oral exam. Pre-registration required. The 6-CFU exam will assess the knowledge of texts indicated in part 1. The 9-CFU exam will assess the knowledge of all texts (part 1 and 2). 

Assessment methods

Assessment Methods

The exam consists of a written test and an oral interview. The expected learning outcomes will be evaluated according to the following criteria: the acquisition of the basic vocabulary used in class and the understanding and presentation of the basic concepts illustrated in the texts indicated in the program. Pre-registration is required.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is recommended.