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CODE 65136
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 philosophy introduces the students to the knowing of the most important figures and traditions of the most important figures and traditions of the history of the thought. It is based on the analysis and the commentary of the texts through a critical-philological method.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Gaining a more direct and in-depth knowledge of the main classics of the history of thought, through a critical approach to their most significant works, which adequately focuses, alongside the context, on their conceptual apparatus and their argumentative techniques.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

1) Being able to analyze classics of philosophy

2) Knowing the major turning points in the history of philosophy

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

4) Acquiring the philosophical terminology, increasing the abilities of abstraction, selecting the argumentative strategies according to the different contexts

PREREQUISITES

A basic knowledge of the history of the Western thought is required to understanding adequately the methodology of the research and the contents of the classes.

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional classes with reading and commentary of the scheduled classics


 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

 

The following themes from the history of Western thought will be addressed:

  1. Nature and natural law
  2. Modernity and rights
  3. Case study: migrants' rights in the contemporary age

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For the 6 cfu exam:

Il Diritto di essere un uomo. Antologia mondiale della libertà, raccolta di testi preparata sotto la direzione di Jeanne Hersch, Mimesis – Unesco, Milano –Udine 2015

J. Locke,  Saggi sulla legge naturale, Laterza, Roma- Bari 2019.

Papers from: In-fidelitas. Fra passato e presente, Genova University Press, Genova 2024. Book in open access (downloadable from   the GUP site).

For the 9 cfu exam:

Il Diritto di essere un uomo. Antologia mondiale della libertà, raccolta di testi preparata sotto la direzione di Jeanne Hersch, Mimesis – Unesco, Milano –Udine 2015

J. Locke,  Saggi sulla legge naturale, Laterza, Roma- Bari 2019.

J. Hersch, I diritti umani da un punto di vista filosofico, Mondadori, Milano 2000.

M. Dummett, Migrazioni e profughi, Kaiak Edizioni, Pompei 2022.

Papers from: In-fidelitas. Fra passato e presente, Genova University Press, Genova 2024. Book in open access (downloadable from   the GUP site).

 

Optional insights:

A. Affinito, John Locke. Legge di natura, diritti, rivelazione, CEDAM, Padova 2016

A. Allegra, Dopo l’anima. Locke e la discussione sull’identità personale alle origini del pensiero moderno, Studium, Roma 2005.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

18/09/2024


EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam. 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. The exam will also assesse students’use of philosophical terminology in relation to authors and texts and students’ability to build effective arguments.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Particular emphasis will be given to the students ability to manage sources and bibliography in order to obtain the necessary information and to illustrate topics and issues finding connections between them.

The assessment will be based on: knowledge of the subject matter; concept analysis and synthesis; clarity of expression, proper terminology. Students who show proficiency in knowledge and critical perspective, as well as proficiency in expression and technical vocabulary will be granted the highest marks. Students who show they have studied, but in a mnemonic way, and are able of synthesis and analysis expressed adequately, will be granted of medium marks. Students who show basic knowledge, but inadequate vocabulary, will have a pass. Students who show insufficient knowledge, inadequate vocabulary and don't know appropriately the bibliography, will not pass the exam.

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