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CODE 65150
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

History of modern philosophy is based on a critical-philological method and it studies the major philosophical traditions and their specific problems, providing a thorough contextualization.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Providing an adequate preparation about the main lines through which modern thinking has developed. In-depth study on the historical-philosophical level of the genesis of some of the idée-force of modern age. Refining the ability to contextualize and analyze a philosophical text.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

 A) Knowing the major turning points in the history of modern philosophy

B) Being able to focus on the argumentative strategies of different philosophers

C) Being able to analyze classics of modern philosophy

At the end of the course the student will be able to know the main line of the modern thinker; of thought the main argumentative techniques of the main thinkers of the modern age; to confront a classic of modernity. The student will also have developed a greater exhibition capacity and limited use of the philosophical lexicon.

PREREQUISITES

A basic philosophical lexicon is required
 

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal and seminar lessons with reading and commentary of the classics in program.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

1. Fundamentals of history of modern philosophy.

From Leonardo Bruni to Immanuel Kant

2. Inequality and Property in Modern Thought

The Origins of Inequality

The Fall of the Natural Man

Private property

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.

It should be noted that the 9 credits program specified above is the same for both attending and non-attending students.

For the 6 cfu exam (features of the History of Modern Philosophy):

M. Mori, Storia della filosofia moderna, Laterza, Bari 2012.

Optional insights:

Enciclopedia filosofica, Bompiani, Milano 2008;

Dizionario di filosofia di N. Abbagnano, Utet, Torino 1962;

C. Esposito - S. Poggi, Filosofia moderna, Raffaello Cortina Editore (Collana «Bibliotheca»), Milano 2006.

For the 9 cfu exam

M. Mori, Storia della filosofia moderna, Laterza, Bari 2012.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Origine della disuguaglianza, Feltrinelli, Milano 2013

Optional insights:

Enciclopedia filosofica, Bompiani, Milano 2008;

Dizionario di filosofia di N. Abbagnano, Utet, Torino 1962;

C. Esposito - S. Poggi, Filosofia moderna, Raffaello Cortina Editore (Collana «Bibliotheca»), Milano 2006.

 

Other texts for further study may be distributed in class by the teacher and/or made available on Teams and/or Aulaweb

code teams virtual classroom History of modern philosophy

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AULAWEB: http://lettere.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=147

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

The exam consists of an oral interview to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the topics covered in the course and its ability to connect them to their historical and cultural contexts. The exam also intends to evaluate a punctual use of the philosophical lexicon and the student's argumentative capacity.

 

Online registration for the exam on www.unige.it

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The exam is meant to assess students' grasp of the topics covered by the course and their ability to link topics with the relevant historical and cultural contexts (max. 15/30). The exam will also assess students' use of philosophical terminology(max. 5/30) in relation to authors and texts and students' ability to build effective arguments (max. 10/30).

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