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PHILOSOPHICAL THEORESIS (LM)

CODE 65027
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The lectures will focus on one of the main topics of theoretical philosophy with reference to one or more texts of classic thinkers of the past and of the most relevant among the contemporary philosophers.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students will further analyze some classic and contemporary theoretic themes in philosophy; they will learn to master the methods and tools needed to approach such problems; they will learn to discuss classic texts through a seminar method.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student should be able: to master the terminology of the subject; to treat and discuss its distinctive issues at an advanced level; to assimilate the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the presented texts in a critical and personal form.

    PREREQUISITES

    The course is destined for students who have acquired the philosophical knowledge and competences corresponding to the bachelor degree in Philosophy.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures: introduction and presentation of the themes, reading and commentary of the main texts, clarification of the doubts and answers to the students' questions. A part of the course will be performed through seminar discussions, with the active contribution of the students.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

    Part I (6 CFU)

    Lecturer: Francesco CAMERA

    Heidegger and the ontological turn of hermeneutics

    The philosophy of the young Heidegger caused a radicale change in continental philosophy. It opened the way to phenomenological-hermeneutic thinking. Some fundamental questions will be examined during the lectures: criticism of modern subjectivism, the difference between knowing, understanding, and language.  

     

    Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

    Part I (6 CFU)

    Lecturer: Francesco CAMERA

    Heidegger and the ontological turn of hermeneutics

    The philosophy of the young Heidegger caused a radicale change in continental philosophy. It opened the way to phenomenological-hermeneutic thinking. Some fundamental questions will be examined during the lectures: criticism of modern subjectivism, the difference between knowing, understanding, and language.  

     

    Part II (3 CFU)

    Lecturer: Edoardo SIMONOTTI

    Scheler and the philosophy of person.

    The second part of the course will examin some sections of Max Scheler’s work Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values, analyzing the question of the emotional life in relation to the problems of knowledge, perception of values, personal identity, and existence of a objective ‘logic of the heart’.

    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

    FRANCESCO CAMERA (President)

    EDOARDO SIMONOTTI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    21.02.2023

     

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of an oral interview. 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The expected learning outcomes will be assessed according to the following criteria: the acquisition of the specific terminology of the subject; the understanding and presentation of the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the texts indicated in the programme and commented in the lectures; the active participation in the seminar discussions.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    09/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale Appello riservato ai laureandi
    29/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is strongly recommended. Those who are unable to attend, please contact the teacher.