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CODE 98793
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/03
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Philosophy of interfaith dialog aims at exploring the paths towards a hermeneutic approach to the relationships between different religions; its ultimate goal is finding a meeting point for dialog and mutual benefit. The antecedents of philosophy of interfaith dialog are the imaginary dialogs between representatives of different religions, a popular theme in European philosophy (see Saint Justin, Abelard, Nicholas of Cusa, Bodin, Lessing...).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will learn to set a philosophical discourse as a possible meeting point for an interfaith dialog that overcomes apologetic and polemic positions; starting from common questions, which are fundamental to human existence, several answers - from several traditions - will be compared. Seminars will enable students to analyze a few classics of this field, and to compare them to contemporary positions and debates.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will develop their critical thinking and their philosophical consciousness regarding the theme of contemporary religious pluralism.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. Only those who attend lessons in presence will be deemed attending students. The teacher, upon specific request by single students, could allow them to access the recordings of the lessons via Teams at the end of the teaching. Those who request lessons are considered not attending-students.

 Non-attending students are required to add the following book to the indicated program: R. Celada Ballanti, La parabola dei tre anelli. Migrazioni e metamorfosi di un racconto tra Oriente e Occidente, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, Roma 2017.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Genealogy and fate of Western interreligious dialogue. The problem of religious peace

The first part of the teaching proposes a genealogical-deconstructive analysis of interreligious dialogue as it arises in Western thought, the first expression of which is the Dialogue with Tryphon by Justin the martyr. Secondly, it proposes to grasp the modern developments of interreligious dialogue starting from that genesis and finally to show its destiny in our time. 

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part I: Genealogy and fate of Western interreligious dialogue. The problem of religious peace

The first part of the teaching proposes a genealogical-deconstructive analysis of interreligious dialogue as it arises in Western thought, the first expression of which is the Dialogue with Tryphon by Justin the martyr. Secondly, it proposes to grasp the modern developments of interreligious dialogue starting from that genesis and finally to show its destiny in our time. 

Part II: Niccolò Cusano's De pace fidei

The second part is focused on the theme of religious peace, using Niccolò Cusano's De pace fidei as a paradigm.

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

ROBERTO CELADA BALLANTI (President)

GERARDO CUNICO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 20, 2022

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will take place in oral form, through a dialogue aimed at verify the contents discussed during the course. The expositive ability and the critical reasoning of the student will also be ascertained.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
17/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is reccomended