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CODE 104931
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course presents the outlines of the History of Political Thought from Ancient times to the state being contemporary. The analysis of the most remarkable authors on political power, its characteristics and forms will be examined in depth. They will be studied through a historical and problematic contextualization. Therefore, the history of the debate on politics will be reconstructed by stressing its links to the socio-political contexts and its ideological implications.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at allowing student to know and comprehend the crucial elements of the History of Political Thought in the period that spans from the Ancient times till the 20th century, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significant theories

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at allowing student to know and comprehend the crucial elements of the History of Political Thought in the period that spans from the Ancient times till the 20th century, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significant theories.
(UN-SDG: 4.7) 

 

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching involves 54 hours (equivalent to 9 CFUs).

The course will be held in a blended mode, i.e., in-person, but with concurrent lecture delivery via the Teams platform (code: 4p31imy).

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Politics in ancient Greece

- Socrates

- Plato

-  Aristotle

- Polybius, Cicero

- Religion and politics: Christianity

-  Augustine of Hippo

- Thomas Aquinas

- Dante, Marsilius

- Machiavelli

- Bodin, Suarez

- Hobbes

- Spinoza

- Locke

- Vico

- Montesquieu

- Rousseau

- Hume, Smith

- The Federalist Papers

- Burke

- Kant

- Hegel

- Saint-Simon

- Constant

- Tocqueville

- Mazzini

- Proudhon

- Marx, Engels

- Stuart Mill

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Suggested readings

- M. D’ADDIO, Storia delle dottrine politiche, Genova, ECIG, 2002.

- A. ARIENZO - S. DE LUCA (eds.), Protego ergo obligo. Ordine, sicurezza e legittimazione nella storia del pensiero politico, Pisa, Edizioni ETS, 2019.

Students who do not attend the course must study one of these supplementary texts:

- A. CATANZARO - S. LAGI - F. FALCHI (eds.), Monisms and Pluralisms in the History of Political and Social Models, Novi Ligure (AL), Edizioni Epoké, 2018.

- F. FALCHI, Giuseppe Mazzini: la democrazia europea e i diritti delle donne, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2011. 

- C. MORGANTI, Comunità e Stato, Europa e Occidente. La politica secondo Guardini, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2016.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA CATANZARO (President)

ALBERTO DE SANCTIS

ARIANNA BETTIN (Substitute)

MARIA ANTONIETTA FALCHI (Substitute)

CARLO MORGANTI (Substitute)

STEFANO PARODI (Substitute)

DAVIDE SUIN (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

12th February 2024

 

For the class timetable, please consult the Web Agenda at this link:

https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti//index.php?_lang=it

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam is aimed at assessing the acquired skills by the student in analysing political ideas and political theories from a critical perspective and in using them in comprehending contemporary world politics.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
14/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
18/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
01/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
03/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
20/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
11/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with certification of DSA (Special educational needs), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and the lecturer at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination modalities that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning patterns and provide suitable compensatory tools.