HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY A

Filosofia HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY A

0312500149
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
PHILOSOPHY
2021/2022

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
GENERAL OBJECTIVE
THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN TOPICS AND FIGURES OF THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH:
THE MAIN SPECULATIVE ORIENTATIONS, SOME THEMES AND FIGURES OF THINKERS THAT CHARACTERIZE THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY;
THE MOST IMPORTANT INTERPRETATIVE AND HISTORIOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES;
THE MAIN TOOLS OF HISTORIOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATION AIMED AT PROVIDING A WIDE HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE;
THE CONCEPTUAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS AT THE BASIS OF THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDY OF THE DISCIPLINE WILL ALLOW THE STUDENTS TO:
APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ACQUIRED DURING THE COURSE THROUGH TEXTUAL READING EXPERIENCES AND THROUGH THE APPROACH TO THE MAIN SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE;
TO PLACE THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE IN BOTH A DIACHRONIC AND A SYNCHRONIC CONTEXT AND TO CONTEXTUALIZE THE DIFFERENT SPECULATIVE FIGURES AND TRADITIONS;
USE THE CATEGORIES AND THE SPECIFIC LEXICON OF THE DISCIPLINE, ALSO IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DIRECTION.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
RE-ELABORATE THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AUTONOMOUSLY IN VIEW OF THE MATURATION OF A CRITICAL SPIRIT
SELECT AND PROBLEMATIZE THE KNOWLEDGE LEARNED;
ACQUIRE THE ABILITY TO CRITICALLY UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THOUGHT,
CRITICALLY UNDERSTAND THE SENSE OF THE COMPLEXITY AND THE INTERTWINING OF KNOWLEDGE AND LANGUAGES
CRITICALLY UNDERSTAND THE PLURALITY OF DIFFERENT CULTURAL TRADITIONS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
ORGANIZE AND SYSTEMATIZE THE RESULTS ACHIEVED THROUGH THE USE OF CATEGORIES AND THE APPROPRIATE VOCABULARY;
PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND DEBATES ADEQUATELY EXPOSING THEIR POSITIONS ON THE BASIS OF THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED
DIALOGUE WITH OTHERS AND RECOGNIZE THEIR REASONS;
PARTICIPATE IN GROUP WORK.

LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
USE A HISTORICAL-CONCEPTUAL "TOOLBOX";
SOLVE PROBLEMS THROUGH APPROPRIATE REASONING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CRITICAL JUDGMENT;
SHARE THE RESULTS ACHIEVED WITH A CORRECT ARGUMENTATION AND PRESENTATION;
CARRY OUT THEMATIC IN-DEPTH STUDIES.
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
THE SPIRIT OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY DEBATE

WHAT IS THE ENLIGHTENMENT? (8 H)
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT
THE EXIT FROM THE STATE OF MINORITY AND THE USE OF REASON IN KANT
FREEDOM AND THE PUBLIC USE OF REASON

THE ENLIGHTENMENT AS AN AGE OF CRITICAL THINKING (6 H)
FOUCAULT AND THE KANTIAN QUESTION
HUMANISM AND ENLIGHTENMENT IN FOUCAULT
THE CRITICAL ATTITUDE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

THE ENLIGHTENMENT AS A PROJECT IN TODOROV (8 H)
AUTONOMY
SECULARISM
HUMANITY
UNIVERSALITY

THE LEGACY OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT (8 H)
THE ENLIGHTENMENT AS "ABSTRACT INTELLECTUALISM" OR "PHILOSOPHY OF REFLECTION"?
THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE SCIENCES
ENLIGHTENMENT, RELIGION AND LIBERTINE TRADITION
THE DEBATE ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT BETWEEN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES
Teaching Methods
FRONTAL LESSONS
Verification of learning
THE EXAMINATION CONSISTS IN AN ORAL EXAM WHICH WILL VERIFY THE PREPARATION OF THE STUDENTS AS WELL AS THEIR CAPACITY TO APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINING ARGUMENTS AND SOLVING PROBLEMS WITHIN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY. THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN A CLEAR AND UNIVOCAL WAY THE AQUIRED CONTENTS AND METHODS WILL BE ASSESSED.
Texts
I. KANT, RISPOSTA ALLA DOMANDA: CHE COS’È L’ILLUMINISMO?,

M. FOUCAULT, CHE COS’È L’ILLUMINISMO?, IN M. FOUCAULT, ANTOLOGIA. L’IMPAZIENZA DELLA LIBERTÀ, A C. DI V. SORRENTINO, FELTRINELLI, MILANO 2005, PP. 219-233

T. TODOROV, LO SPIRITO DELL’ILLUMINISMO, TR. IT. DI E. LANA, GARZANTI, MILANO 2007

M. MORI, S. VECA (A CURA DI), ILLUMINISMO. STORIA DI UN’IDEA PLURALE, CAROCCI, ROMA 2019
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