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CODE 65148
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The study of political phenomena and of the idea of a well-ordered society has always been one of the central fields of philosophy. The course in political philosophy analyses some fundamental themes of political philosophy and their enduring relevance for contemporary societies.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Providing students with the tools to orient themselves within the landscape of the main theories of contemporary justice, through the analysis ot their conceptual structure, their lexicon and their theoretical ascendants, showcased by the great classics of political philosophy. Discuss in depth a specific theme of contemporary debate (the role and value of freedome, the nature of political obligation, the meaning of equality, the justification of democracy). This is useful for highlighting and discussing critically the peculiarities of the different approaches to the problem of political justice.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquiring the fundamental conceptual coordinates and the lexicon necessary to map and understand the contemporary debate of normative political philosophy.

Knowing the main currents of contemporary normative political philosophy.

Knowing how to apply the categories and concepts of political philosophy to analyse the problems and topics of the contemporary debate.

Being aware of one's favourite learning strategies, being able to organize and evaluate one's knowledge according to what has been understood and learned.

Being able to manage one's social interactions, cooperative attitude, constructive communication in various environments, ability to respect others and their needs, openness to overcoming prejudices, and to express and understand different perspectives, conflict management, ability to build trust, empathy.

PREREQUISITES

None

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, class discussions (debate), problem-based learning, flipped classroom, didatics by cases and problems.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Models of normative political philosophy. In the first part of the course, the main contemporary theories of political justice and injustice will be presented and analyzed. In the second part of the course, we will analyze and discuss some specific normative problems that are central in contemporary political philosophy.

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For 6 credits:

Two readings from the following list:

(foreign students may read these texts in English or in their own language, if the translation is available)

S. BENHABIB, I diritti degli altri, Milano, Cortina, 2006.

N. FRASER e A. HONNETH, Redistribuzione o riconoscimento?, Roma, Meltemi, 2007.

J. HABERMAS, L’inclusione dell’altro, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2013.

R. NOZICK, Anarchia, stato e utopia, Milano, Net, 2005.

S.M. OKIN, Le donne e la giustizia: la famiglia come problema politico, Bari, Dedalo, 1999.

C. PATEMAN, Il contratto sessuale, Bergamo, Moretti & Vitali, 2015

P. PETTIT, Il repubblicanesimo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2000.

A. SEN, La diseguaglianza. Un riesame critico, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

M. WALZER, Sfere di giustizia, Bari, Laterza, 2008.

I.M. YOUNG, Le politiche della differenza, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1996.

As a guide to the choice and study of these books (not included in the program for the oral exam) you may consult L. Cedroni e M. Calloni (a cura di), Filosofia politica contemporanea, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2012, or J, Christman, Social and Political Philosophy, London, Routledge, 2002.

 

For 9 credits:

Three readings from the following list:

(foreign students may read these texts in English or in their own language, if the translation is available)

S. BENHABIB, I diritti degli altri, Milano, Cortina, 2006.

N. FRASER e A. HONNETH, Redistribuzione o riconoscimento?, Roma, Meltemi, 2007.

J. HABERMAS, L’inclusione dell’altro, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2013.

R. NOZICK, Anarchia, stato e utopia, Milano, Net, 2005.

S.M. OKIN, Le donne e la giustizia: la famiglia come problema politico, Bari, Dedalo, 1999.

C. PATEMAN, Il contratto sessuale, Bergamo, Moretti & Vitali, 2015

P. PETTIT, Il repubblicanesimo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2000.

A. SEN, La diseguaglianza. Un riesame critico, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

M. WALZER, Sfere di giustizia, Bari, Laterza, 2008.

I.M. YOUNG, Le politiche della differenza, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1996.

As a guide to the choice and study of these books (not included in the program for the oral exam) you may consult L. Cedroni e M. Calloni (a cura di), Filosofia politica contemporanea, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2012, or J, Christman, Social and Political Philosophy, London, Routledge, 2002.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

20 February 2024

Class schedule

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral and written exam. The oral exam can be partially replaced by a written essay (only for attending students).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The oral part of the exam is aimed at ascertaining the student's knowledge of the theories analysed during the course, with a special focus on their conceptual structure, their distinctive technical language and their implications for political institutions. The written essay (which for those who attended can substitute for part of the oral exam) should not consist in a mere summary of the existing literature, but it is meant to ascertain the student's ability to elaborate an autonomous critical perspective concerning a specific point or theme among those analysed during the course.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
No poverty
No poverty
Gender equality
Gender equality
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Climate action
Climate action
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions

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