PHILOSOPHICAL THEORESIS (LM)

PHILOSOPHICAL THEORESIS (LM)

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Last update 15/06/2021 20:11
Code
65027
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The lectures will focus on one of the main topics of theoretical philosophy with reference to one or more texts of classic thinkers of the past and of the most relevant among the contemporary philosophers.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will further analyze some classic and contemporary theoretic themes in philosophy; they will learn to master the methods and tools needed to approach such problems; they will learn to discuss classic texts through a seminar method.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student should be able: to master the terminology of the subject; to treat and discuss its distinctive issues at an advanced level; to assimilate the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the presented texts in a critical and personal form.

PREREQUISITES

The course is destined for students who have acquired the philosophical knowledge and competences corresponding to the bachelor degree in Philosophy.

Teaching methods

Lectures: introduction and presentation of the themes, reading and commentary of the main texts, clarification of the doubts and answers to the students' questions. A part of the course will be performed through seminar discussions, with the active contribution of the students.

Lectures will be held in presence, if possible. But students will have the oppurtunity to attend online lectures too (the code to attend classes on Teams platform will be provided here in due course). 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Part I (6 CFU)

Lecturer: Gerardo CUNICO

Content:

Freedom and human dignity as ethically binding foundations and as common purposes orienting a teleological interpretation of being as well a solidary view of the world.

The course should help students become aware of the primary importance of the topic of freedom in terms of autonomy and as the constitutive feature of the humanity of men with their intrinsic dignity which is both normatively inviolable and assigned as a task to individuals and their communities.

Kant’s writings proposed as key readings will be linked and compared with a few texts of ancient philosophers (mainly Aristotle) and of modern authors (Heidegger, Bloch, Habermas) in order to point out how traditional issues of metaphysics can be faced in a new fashion starting from a teleological interpretation of central ideas of the moral self-understanding of the human being.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part I (6 CFU)

Lecturer: Gerardo CUNICO

Content:

Freedom and human dignity as ethically binding foundations and as common purposes orienting a teleological interpretation of being as well a solidary view of the world.

The course should help students become aware of the primary importance of the topic of freedom in terms of autonomy and as the constitutive feature of the humanity of men with their intrinsic dignity which is both normatively inviolable and assigned as a task to individuals and their communities.

Kant’s writings proposed as key readings will be linked and compared with a few texts of ancient philosophers (mainly Aristotle) and of modern authors (Heidegger, Bloch, Habermas) in order to point out how traditional issues of metaphysics can be faced in a new fashion starting from a teleological interpretation of central ideas of the moral self-understanding of the human being.

Part II (3 CFU)

Lecturer: Francesco CAMERA

Content:

Being, truth, and freedom in Heidegger.

The issue of freedom will be deepened by reading and commenting a text belonging to Heidegger’s phase of transition and “turn” (1930), in the context of his rethinking the notions of being and truth, including a critical discussion of Kant and modern subjectivism.

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: By email appointment.

Ricevimento: FRANCESCO CAMERA By email appointment.  

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures: introduction and presentation of the themes, reading and commentary of the main texts, clarification of the doubts and answers to the students' questions. A part of the course will be performed through seminar discussions, with the active contribution of the students.

Lectures will be held in presence, if possible. But students will have the oppurtunity to attend online lectures too (the code to attend classes on Teams platform will be provided here in due course). 

LESSONS START

Lessons start  will be notified as soon as possible.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an oral interview. Students who actively participate to the seminar discussions by submitting an individual presentation (oral or written) will be exempted from a part of the programme.
Exam material:
for students who are taking the 6-CFU course:
Texts A and B (of Part I)
for students who are taking the 9-CFU course:
Part I: texts A and B.
Part II: texts A and B.

Assessment methods

The expected learning outcomes will be assessed according to the following criteria: the acquisition of the specific terminology of the subject; the understanding and presentation of the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the texts indicated in the programme and commented in the lectures; the active participation in the seminar discussions.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended. Those who are unable to attend, please contact the teacher.