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CODE 65018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

 

Philosophical Ethics is not only the study and critical analysis of customs and institutions historically handed down, but it is especially a philosophically founded research of the Good aimed at the practice and the forming of honest ties. It is the tension of the mortal being towards the eternal, in the distinct but not unrelated ways of life: aesthetic, political, philosophical, religious, scientific. It is the wisdom of good life and good death. It is, in short, the phenomenology of the eternal in the time of mortal existence.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to offer, starting from the great classical thinkers, a picture of the ethical problems that modernity has found itself facing, showing its struggle in the search for a new moral subjectivity, for new objectivities of values ​​in a now plural horizon, marked by the crisis of the great religious narratives, by what Max Weber called a "polytheism of values", and in view of a new bond, all to be rethought, between particular and universal, between individuality and universality. The themes will be addressed mostly through the choice of authors from whom they will emerge.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student should be able to: use the basic vocabulary of the discipline; assimilate the fundamental concepts in a critical and personal form;  discuss in an original way the contents, the evolutionary lines, the permanent problems.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The ethical-religious destination of man in Fichtes's philosophy

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. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second semester

Class schedule

MODERN ETHICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam takes place in oral, dialogical form, and focuses mainly on authors and texts, themes and problems discussed during the lessons. The submission of a paper is optional and does not replace the oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In the final evaluation will be taken into consideration:

the level of of the lexicon and of the basic notions of the discipline; the level of understanding of philosophical texts in their historical context, but also to in their supra-historical meaning; the ability to critically argue and discuss permanent questions and fundamental ethical questions in innovative and personal forms.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance and direct contact with the teacher are recommended.

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