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HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

CODE 65150
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8459 STORIA (L-42) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/06
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    History of modern philosophy is based on a critical-philological method and it studies the major philosophical traditions and their specific problems, providing a thorough contextualization.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Having a strong grasp of the main features and tendencies through which modern philosophy developed. In-depth knowledge – on a historical and philosophical level – of the origin of some major ideas of the Modern Age. Perfecting one's ability to analyze and contextualize philosophical texts.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

     

     A) Knowing the major turning points in the history of modern philosophy

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

    C) Being able to analyze classics of modern philosophy

    At the end of the course the student will be able to know the main line of the modern thinker; of thought the main argumentative techniques of the main thinkers of the modern age; to confront a classic of modernity. The student will also have developed a greater exhibition capacity and limited use of the philosophical lexicon.

    PREREQUISITES

    A basic philosophical lexicon is required
     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

     

    1. Fundamentals of history of modern philosophy.

    From Leonardo Bruni to Immanuel Kant
    

    2. Modernity and dominium: Thomas More and the foundation of inequality

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    For the 6 cfu exam (features of the History of Modern Philosophy):

    M. Mori, Storia della filosofia moderna, Laterza, Bari 2012.

    Optional insights:

    Enciclopedia filosofica, Bompiani, Milano 2008;

    Dizionario di filosofia di N. Abbagnano, Utet, Torino 1962;

    C. Esposito - S. Poggi, Filosofia moderna, Raffaello Cortina Editore (Collana «Bibliotheca»), Milano 2006.

    For the 9 cfu exam

    M. Mori, Storia della filosofia moderna, Laterza, Bari 2012.

    J.-J. Rousseau, Origine delle diseguaglianze, Feltrinelli, Milano 2013

    Optional insights:

    Enciclopedia filosofica, Bompiani, Milano 2008;

    Dizionario di filosofia di N. Abbagnano, Utet, Torino 1962;

    C. Esposito - S. Poggi, Filosofia moderna, Raffaello Cortina Editore (Collana «Bibliotheca»), Milano 2006.

    Thomas More e o sonho de um mundo melhor, a cura de Mendo Castro Henriques, Editorial Cáritas, Lisboa 2019.

    Others teaching materials will be put available to students on Aulaweb by the teacher.

    AULAWEBhttp://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147

    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

    SIMONA LANGELLA (President)

    EMANUELE PILI

    MARCO DAMONTE (Substitute)

    ALMA MASSARO (Substitute)

    STEFANIA ZANARDI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam

    The exam consists of an oral interview to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the topics covered in the course and its ability to connect them to their historical and cultural contexts. The exam also intends to evaluate a punctual use of the philosophical lexicon and the student's argumentative capacity.

     

    Online registration for the exam on www.unige.it

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     

    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 (max. 15/30). The exam will also assess students' use of philosophical terminology(max. 5/30) in relation to authors and texts and students' ability to build effective arguments (max. 10/30).

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    22/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    04/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale