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CODE 65125
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Theoretical philosophy addresses the contemporary international debate concerning the categories of sex and gender, and their interaction

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Providing the necessary tools to answer crucial questions about knowledge and reality, through the consideration of both classical and contemporary theories. Confering depth to those questions that shed light on the nature of the human being and whose answers are tied to conceptual analysis, sound arguments and mental experiments, in order to clarify current issues.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- to understand the categories of sex and gender, as well as how they are confused in ordinary language;

- to clarify the debate about essentialism;

- to distinguish between subjects and objects of knowledge;

- to discern the types of knowledge, with a view to giving priority to personal knowledge;

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Master a rigorous methodology to deal with major issues in contemporary problems of sexuality.

 

PREREQUISITES

None

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for those who use teaching for 6 credits

Students will have to face the main themes, through analysis and examination, of the philosophy of sexuality.

Students will have to be able to examine the problem of the sex/gender dualism.

Program for those who use teaching for 9 credits

Students will have to face the main themes, through analysis and examination, of the philosophy of sexuality.

Students will need to be able to examine the issue of sex/gender.

During the course the most relevant themes of the contemporary philosophy of sexuality will be examined, in connection with the philosophy of knowledge, and students will have to be able to deal with them.

A particular relevance will be given to feminist epistemologies.

As far as epistemology is concerned, Descartes will be read, showing why the feminist criticisms addressed to him are wrong.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 cfu

Mandatory texts:

P. Garavaso & N. Vassallo, “Filosofia delle donne”, Laterza, Roma-Bari

N. Vassallo, “Donne, Donne, Donne”, Mimesis, Milano.

One book among the following options:

A. Cooplan & P. Coldie, “Empathy, Oxford University Press, Oxford

R. Langton, “Sexual Solipsism”, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

J. Lorber, “L’invenzione dei sessi, il Saggiatore.

K. m Phillips & B. Reay, “Sex before Sexuality, Polity, Cambrigde.

N. Vassallo & S. Leardi, “Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, Mimesis, Milano

 

9cfu

Mandatory texts:

P. Garavaso & N. Vassallo, “Filosofia delle donne”, Laterza, Roma-Bari

N. Vassallo, “Donne, Donne, Donne”, Mimesis, Milano.

Two books among the following options:

A. Cooplan, & P. Goldie, “Empathy”, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

R. Langton, “Sexual Solipsism”, Oxford University Press, Oxford

J. Lorber, “L’invenzione dei sessi”, il Saggiatore, Milano

K. m Phillips & B. Reay, “Sex before Sexuality, Polity, Cambrigde.

C. Witt, “The Metaphysics of Gender”, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

N. Vassallo & S. Leardi, “Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, Mimesis, Milano

 

Other relevant readings in English will be proposed to incoming students.

The students who have already passed the exam and intend to repeat it (biennalizzare) should contact the professor in advance.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NICLA VASSALLO (President)

MASSIMILIANO VIGNOLO

FEDERICO ZUOLO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

November 2023

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA orale Prof.ssa Vassallo Studio della docente, via Balbi 4, secondo piano
29/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA orale Prof.ssa Vassallo Gli esami si svolgeranno nello studio della docente, via Balbi 4, secondo piano.
28/05/2024 11:00 GENOVA orale Prof.ssa Vassallo Gli esami si svolgeranno nello studio della docente, via Balbi 4, secondo piano.
17/06/2024 11:00 GENOVA orale Prof.ssa Vassallo Gli esami si svolgeranno nello studio della docente, via Balbi 4, secondo piano.
02/07/2024 11:00 GENOVA orale Prof.ssa Vassallo Gli esami si svolgeranno nello studio della docente, via Balbi 4, secondo piano.
13/09/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si svolgeranno nello studio della docente, via Balbi 4, secondo piano.

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