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CODE 65135
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course aims to introduce the main topics of the continental phenomenological-hermeneutic approach to philosophy. In particular, it will focus on the complex phenomenon of understanding and interpretating from a historical-theoretical perspective on issues like knowledge, truth, and meaning.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Focusing on the complex phenomenon of understanding and interpreting as an autonomous philosophical problem. Guiding to a correct reading of philosophical texts (with focus on the classics of the Western tradition), through the examination of textual approach procedures (literal or allegorical method, authorial principle, historical contextualization, critical problematization).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students will be able: to master the specific terminology of the subject; to treat and discuss in depth its distinctive contents and problems; to establish appropriate links between different contents; to interpret and contextualize the examined texts from a historical-theoretical point of view; to use the main concepts and arguments in a critical and personal way.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, reading and analyzing texts, guided discussion, problem solving. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

Understanding as a philosophical problem

The course will outline the main features of the complex phenomena of understanding and interpreting from a hermeneutic perspective. It will refer especially to the text-centered approach (in authors such as Schleiermacher and Dilthey) and to the main philosophers (Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur) who outgrew such an approach.

 

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

Part 1: Understanding as a philosophical problem

The course will outline the main features of the complex phenomena of understanding and interpreting from a hermeneutic perspective. It will refer especially to the text-centered approach (in authors such as Schleiermacher and Dilthey) and to the main philosophers (Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur) who outgrew such an approach.

 

Part 2: Interpretation, thruth, and perspective 

The course will investigate the issues of interpretation, thruth, and perspective from the analysis of texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, an author who significantly influenced contemporary philosophical hermeneutics. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings/Bibliography

The reading list for this course is available on the Italian version of the web page.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February, 2025

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Attending students: oral exam covering the content of the lessons and the texts listed in the bibliography.

Non-attending students: oral exam covering the texts listed in the bibliography.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The expected learning outcomes will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • the mastery of the contents and specific terminology of the subject, in relation to the indicated program (acquired knowledge)

  • the ability to understand and explain the fundamental concepts and topics of the subject, establishing appropriate connections; especially in relation to the texts indicated in the reading list and discussed throughout the semester (used abilities)

  • the ability to use (in a critical and personal way) the fundamental concepts and topics of the subject, demonstrating interpretative and methodological skills corresponding to the general objectives of the degree course; these skills will also be assessed with reference to students’ active participation in classroom discussions (learned skills).

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is recommended.

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