HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

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Code
65136
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd 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 philosophy introduces the students to the knowing of the most important figures and traditions of the most important figures and traditions of the history of the thought. It is based on the analysis and the commentary of the texts through a critical-philological method.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

1) Acquiring a solid, direct knowledge of major classics of the history of philosophy

2) Reading and interpreting the philosophical texts from point of view of the historical reconstruction and of the philosophical discussion of the problems

3) Focusing thorough the conceptual structure and the forms of argumentation of the philosophical texts

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

1) Being able to analyze classics of philosophy

2) Knowing the major turning points in the history of philosophy

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

4) Acquiring the philosophical terminology, increasing the abilities of abstraction, selecting the argumentative strategies according to the different contexts

PREREQUISITES

A basic knowledge of the history of the Western thought is required to understanding adequately the methodology of the research and the contents of the classes.

Teaching methods

Traditional classes with reading and commentary of the scheduled classics


 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

 

The following themes from the history of Western thought will be addressed:

  1. Classical thought and natural law
  2. Modernity and rights

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For the 6 cfu exam:

J. Locke,  Saggi sulla legge naturale, a cura di Carlo augusto Viano, Laterza, Roma- Bari 2013.

Approfondimenti facoltativi: A. Affinito, John Locke. Legge di natura, diritti, rivelazione, CEDAM, Padova 2016

For the 9 cfu exam:

J. Locke,  Saggi sulla legge naturale, a cura di Carlo augusto Viano, Laterza, Roma- Bari 2013.

Il Diritto di essere un uomo. Antologia mondiale della libertà, raccolta di testi preparata sotto la direzione di Jeanne Hersch, Mimesis – Unesco, Milano –Udine 2015

Optional insights:

A. Affinito, John Locke. Legge di natura, diritti, rivelazione, CEDAM, Padova 2016

J. Hersch, I diritti umani da un punto di vista filosofico, Mondadori, Milano 2000.

 

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

Traditional classes with reading and commentary of the scheduled classics


 

LESSONS START

September, 30th, 2020


ORARI

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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam. 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. The exam will also assesse students’use of philosophical terminology in relation to authors and texts and students’ability to build effective arguments.

Assessment methods

Particular emphasis will be given to the students ability to manage sources and bibliography in order to obtain the necessary information and to illustrate topics and issues finding connections between them.

The assessment will be based on: knowledge of the subject matter; concept analysis and synthesis; clarity of expression, proper terminology. Students who show proficiency in knowledge and critical perspective, as well as proficiency in expression and technical vocabulary will be granted the highest marks. Students who show they have studied, but in a mnemonic way, and are able of synthesis and analysis expressed adequately, will be granted of medium marks. Students who show basic knowledge, but inadequate vocabulary, will have a pass. Students who show insufficient knowledge, inadequate vocabulary and don't know appropriately the bibliography, will not pass the exam.

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

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