|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/01|
This course aims to provide the students with a basic knowledge of the most important models of political order by analyzing the most relevant theories in the history of Western political thought.
This course aims to
Capacity to understand and use some fundamental concepts in political philosophy
Capacity to apply these concepts to the interpretation of the classical texts
Capacity to reconstruct the main arguments of the classical texts
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).
The most important models of political order will be critically analysed. In particular, the course will investigate the following traditions as competing paradigms: idealism vs realism, artificialism vs naturalism, contractualism vs conventionalism, monism vs. institutionalism. Such investigation will be addressed via the analysis of the political theories of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Bentham, Mill, and Rawls.
One among the following
Further suggested readings (not compulsory)
T. Magri, Contratto e convenzione, Roma-Bari, Laterza
V. Ottonelli, Leggere Rawls, Bologna, Il Mulino
M. Reichlin, L’utilitarismo, il Mulino
M. Vegetti, Il potere della verità. Saggi platonici, Carocci
S. Veca, Filosofia politica, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2003
The reading list might change before the course begins.
Office hours: Write an email to arrange a meeting (online on Teams or in person at the office)
FEDERICO ZUOLO (President)
MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA (Substitute)
The starting date will be communicated as soon as possible.