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CODE 67420
SEMESTER 2° Semester


The course examines the problems concerning about the construction and development of the general foundations of a humanistically established and pedagogical-oriented philosophy.



The course has, as main purposes, the acquisition of critical-problematic knowledges related to the self-formation of the human being


The acquisition of appropriate knowledges and abilities in the process of comprehension regarding the critical-problematical aspects related to Philosophy of human formation is revolved to improve the skills to understand, interpret and deal with the problems associated with the self-formation. This allows to structure a heuristic logic able to grasp the relationships between the theoretical dimension and practical aspects related to the philosophy of human formation, then to realize autonomous understanding paths useful to address the various problems emerging from the philosophical interpretation of human formation.


Lessons are conducted in the presence of the teacher and have mainly character of lectures. Within the course, group activities and seminars can be provided.


The program of the course will consist, mainly, in the following contents: the identity of Philosophy of human formation; identity and difference between General Pedagogy, Philosophy of education, Philosophy of formation; the structural questions of the Philosophy of the human being; forms of humanism and nihilism; theories of ideas, theories of knowledge and theory of culture.

According to the "Sustainable Development Goals" established by the UN Agenda 2030, the Teaching is specifically committed to the promotion of "Goal 4. To provide quality, equitable and inclusive education and learning opportunities for everyone".


- M. Gennari, La Bildung neoumanistica. Germania e Europa nell’età di Goethe, La Scuola di Pitagora, Napoli, 2023;
- P. Levrero, Hans-Georg Gadamer. Per una ermeneusi della formazione umana, Anicia, Roma, 2022;
- O. Marquard, Il manifesto pluralista?, a cura di G. Sola, Il Melangolo, Genova, 2016;
- J.-L. Nancy, P. Lacoue-Labarthe, Il mito nazi, Il Melangolo, 2013.

For non-attending Students, the texts for the exam are the same.




February 2025



Exam is written. The written exam is finalized to verify acquired knowledge by the Students and their critical capabilities in the elaboration of the learned contents.

Evaluation criteria: relevance of contents, argumentation of acquired knowledge, logical coherence, language properties, critical-problematic ability.

The exams take place at the Department of Scienze della Formazione (Genoa, Corso A. Podestà, 2). The classroom, assigned by the office, will be indicated both on the University portal "Easyacademy" and on the screens at the entrance to the Department, on the day of the exam.


The written exam, lasting 60 minutes, is organized into a small number of open questions. During the course of the examination, students can consult books in the program. Students have to attend the exam with the program of the current academic year in, even if they are enrolled in previous academic years. In the case of insufficient results, students will have to attend the exam again in the same manner.

Examination procedures are the same also for non-attending students.


Any change in the usual teaching activities (classes and office hours) will be reported in the AulaWeb page of the Course. On the AulaWeb page will be detailed all the information related to the organization and the conduct of the course teaching activities.

Any change in the usual teaching activities (classes and office hours) will be reported in the AulaWeb page of the Course. On the AulaWeb page, all the information relating to the organization and carrying out of the course activities will be detailed.

For students with disabilities or with specific learning disorders (SLD):

Students with disabilities or SLD are reminded that in order to request adaptations for exams, they must first upload their certification on the University’s website at in the “Students” section. The documentation will be verified by the University’s Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and SLD (

Subsequently, well in advance (at least 10 days) of the exam date, an email must be sent to the professor with whom the exam will be taken, copying both the School’s Referent for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and SLD ( and the above-mentioned Sector using one of the following addresses (; The email must specify:

-the name of the course

- the date of the exam

- the student’s surname, name, and matriculation number

- the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional and requested. 

The referent (Prof. Laura Traverso) will confirm to the professor that the applicant has the right to request adaptations for the exam and that such adaptations must be agreed upon with the professor. The professor will respond by communicating whether it is possible to use the requested adaptations.

Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the exam date in order to allow the professor to evaluate their content. In particular, if you intend to use concept maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for study) if the sending does not respect the established times, there will not be the necessary technical time to make any changes, which could be requested by the professor.

For further information on the request for services and adaptations, consult the document: Linee guida per la richiesta di servizi, di strumenti compensativi e/o di misure dispensative e di ausili specifici 


For foreign students:

it is recommended to contact the Professor in order to clarify and agree on aspects related to the organization of teaching, preparation, and the way the exam is conducted.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
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