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PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

CODE 65029
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/03
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This discipline pertains to the field of Moral Philosophy and it inquires into the human being with a multidisciplinary approach that involves social sciences and humanities.

     

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Answering the ambitious - but inevitable - question "what is the human being?" using rational arguments and relying on the contributions of sciences and philosophy.
    • Being able to outline the set of themes and main perspectives in this field.
    • In-depth study of (at least) a classic of this field and a particularly relevant theme.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Aims:

    •     explain the conceptual boundaries and the historical context of the discipline
    •     clarifying the main topics of philosophical anthropology
    •     introducing to the knowledge and reading of the classics texts of the discipline
    •      discussing a specific topic through the classic and the contemporary debates.


    Learning outcomes:

    •      knowledge and understanding of texts and contexts
    •      orderly and reasoned exposition of general issues
    •      ability to display a topic, chosen and discussed, individually or in groups, through classroom presentations
    •      start of group research work (for students who are taking the 9-CFU course )

    PREREQUISITES

    You have to be interested in the moral dilemmas  caused  by the biological sciences and humanities.
     It is preferable to have  a basic knowledge of the philosophical and cultural tradition.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons will hopefully be held in person, with the possibility for students to follow even remotely via video conference on the Teams platform (the access code will be provided here).

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    Frequency is recommended.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

    1. Human nature in Philosophy.
    The following topics will be addressed: methods and objects of philosophical anthropology, in relation to other sub-fields of philosophy, natural sciences, and humanities. Different perspectives on philosophical anthropology. Continuity and discontinuity in the interpretation of the Human: mind and body, nature and culture, desire and rationality, speculative reason and practical reason. Examples of ancient and modern philosophical anthropology.

    2. The Self and the Other: Identity and Narrative Approach
    Contemporay philosophy and  the self/other connection, from  Paul Ricoeur's works

    Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

    1. Human nature in Philosophy.
    The following topics will be addressed: methods and objects of philosophical anthropology, in relation to other sub-fields of philosophy, natural sciences, and humanities. Different perspectives on philosophical anthropology.   Continuity and discontinuity in the interpretation of the Human: mind and body, nature and culture, desire and rationality, speculative reason and practical reason. Examples of ancient and modern philosophical anthropology.

    2. The Self  and the Other: Identity and Narrative Approach

    • Contemporary philosophy exploring the Self/Other connection, from the Paul Ricoeur works.
    • Contemporary debate and cultural, sociological and political definitions

    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

    Exam Board

    ANGELO CAMPODONICO (President)

    MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA

    ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI (Substitute)

    MICHEL CROCE (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    04.10.2021

     

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The final examination is an oral test.

    Active interaction in class will be assessed as well.

    Individual or collective report and/or presentation will be assessed and include in final evaluation  ( only if it will be good).

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The knowledge and understanding of texts and contexts and the orderly and reasoned exposition of the general themes will be ascertained during the oral examination.

    The ability to argue on a specific topic will be assessed through discussions and presentations in the classroom.

    The ability to work in a team willl be assessed  in the thematic workshops.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    18/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    01/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    12/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    26/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    09/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    14/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    All students are invited to participate in the course's Aulaweb activity.