|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/02|
The course explores the main problems of contemporary political-philosophical debate. The various authors and ideological currents examined contribute to drawing a path that, in recent times, leads to the contrast between individuality and community, between modernity and nostalgia for identity, in a new form of political conflict in which equality and difference return to play the lion's share.
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the ability to critically interpret the debate on the most relevant aspects of politics and to infer elements of continuity and discontinuity with current affairs.
The course consists of lectures, for a total of 48 hours (8 CFU).
Unless different indication due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in a traditional way (in classroom).
To access, students must follow the rules indicated by the University:
- reserve a seat in the classroom on the website https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti; when booking you will also be asked for a declaration of absence of symptoms and close contacts with positives;
- access the spaces with Greenpass and equipped with a surgical mask, keeping the distance;
- follow the instructions of the reception staff;
- always keep the same place in the classroom with the mask on, frequently sanitize your hands, do not crowd into common areas and bathrooms.
For those who cannot book a seat in the classroom, it is possible to follow the lessons through Teams.
Teams code: w37phc3
- R. Gherardi (ed.), La politica e gli Stati. Problemi e figure del pensiero occidentale, Roma, Carocci Editore, 2011 (from p. 10 to p. 133 and from p. 325 to p. 386).
2) One of the following text at student’s choice:
- H. Arendt, Le origini del totalitarismo.
- E. Canetti, Massa e potere.
- W. Lippmann, L’opinione pubblica.
- J. Ortega y Gasset, La ribellione delle masse.
- G. Le Bon, Psicologia delle folle.
3) One of the following text at student’s choice:
- N. Urbinati, Io, il popolo. Come il populismo trasforma la democrazia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.
- Y. Mény, Popolo ma non troppo. Il malinteso democratico, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.
4) Students not attending the course should also add this text:
- K. R. Popper, Le fonti della conoscenza e dell’ignoranza, Bologna, il Mulino, 2000.
Office hours: On appointment, generally on Thursday morning (9-11 am) at Albergo Dei Poveri (Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche - Piazzale E. Brignole 3 a, Torre centrale - 4th floor). Otherwise on Teams (channel code: tz7ou3u) To arrange an appointment, please write to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start date: 14th February 2021
Monday: 8.00-10.00 am
Wednesday: 2.00-4.00 pm
Friday: 12.00-2.00 pm
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam is aimed at assessing the acquired skills by the students in analysing the political ideas and political theories dealing with peace and war from a critical perspective and in using them in comprehending contemporary world politics.