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The course aims to outline the basic elements of the modern philosophies of history and their difference from the ideas of History of the ancient word
Students will become aware of the basic features of modern philosophy of history (linear time vs. cyclic time, the idea of 'plenitude', eschatology and the idea of progress) through the study of critical monographies and relevant classics
The aim of the course is:
a) to introduce the basic cathegories of every modern philosophy of history by the introduction of some historical monographies
b) to verify by a critical reading the presence of these cathegories in some modern philosophical or religious Ccassical works
c) to make the students able to an autonomus reflection on the monographies and the classics in program
There is a second year course that requires an elementary knowledge of moral philosophy and/or a minimum training in historical matters
Oral lessons and critical readings of classical texts by the teacher. The lesson wll be in classroom
What is Philosophy of history
The concept of history plays a fundamental role in human thought. It raises the possibility of learning from history. And it suggests the possibility of better understanding ourselves in the present, by understanding the forces, choices, and circumstances that brought us to our current situation. The philosophy of history turned the attention to efforts to examine history itself and the nature of historical knowledge. The philosophy of history is therefore essentially an ethical, ontologic and, ultimately, ethical-religious matter.
Metaphysics and ethics by Fichte
In 1804 Fichte published The Characteristics of the Present Age that employ the Theory of Science for the purpose of the philosophy of history. The preset age, Fichte says, is the metaphycal age of liberation from instict and external authority, out of wich humanity will be ultimately of the life of reason. In 1806 Fichte published The Way Towards the Blessed Life, which is sometimes said to be a mystical work, a treatise of morality and religion in ethical Life with God.
The reading list for this course are available on the italian version of the web page
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GUIDO GHIA (President)
20 February 2023
An oral interwiew about all the texts present in the recommended reding/bibliography
During the oral intewiew the student must demostrate
1) a complete knowledge of all the texst in the recommended reading/biliography
2) an adequate understanding of the same texts
3) the capability to compare one-another the content of theese texts
4) the capability to elaborate some personal convinction about the the content of the course