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PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY
FILOSOFIA DELLA STORIA

Representations of the Eastern World
Immagini dell’Oriente

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Roberto Bordoli On appointment made by e-mail

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

An introduction to the reading, summarizing, paraphrase, critical historical commentary, interpretation of some passages of philosophical works.
Getting to learn and mastering of the proper terminology and correct arguing forms.

Inquiry on sources and audience.
An introduction to philosophy of history as a modern philosophical issue.

Make clear synchronic and diachronic outlines of the modern times.

Consciousness of the historical origin of moral, artistic and political issues both of societies and individuals.

Program

The lectures deal with some of the most important ideas about the far and middle East created in European and western philosophy between Enlightenment and Romanticism. The course is based on Hegelian philosophy of history, but furnishes also some elements of the philosophy of history from Voltaire to Hegel. Special attention will be payed to ethical and political topics, to religious and philosophical ideas, and to arts and aesthetics.

First part: Introduction to Philosophy of history

Second part: Eastern World in the Seventeenth Century

Third part: Eastern World in Hegel

Bridging Courses

Prerequisited are not required.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding.
The student will be able to understand and explain the philosophical texts examined, to master the philosophical terminology, and to discuss critically the topics which have been dealt in the course.


Making judgments
The student will demonstrate independent judgment in the evaluation of the philosophical ideas and ability to rework personal knowledge.


Learning skills
The student will be able to acquire new knowledge and skills, in order to access to additional training levels.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it.

Supporting activities (2-4 hours) will be scheduled.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures, seminars.

Attendance

The course requires a regular attendance. Alternatively, please make use of the information for not attending students.

Course books

Bibliographical references

1.

-1.1 G.W.F. Hegel, Lezioni sulla filosofia della storia, Laterza.

-1.2 G.W.F. Hegel, Lezioni sulla storia della filosofia, Laterza.

-1.3 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Estetica, Einaudi (tomo primo: introduzione+parte seconda).

-1.4 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Lezioni di estetica, Laterza.

2.

-2.1 Henri de Boulainvilliers, Vita di Maometto, Sellerio.

-2.2 Montesquieu, Lettere persiane, BUR, oppure Garzanti, oppure Mondadori, oppure Rizzoli.

-2.3 Volnay, Le rovine, ossia meditazione sulle rivoluzioni degli imperi, Mimesis

-2.4 Voltaire, La filosofia della storia, Mimesis.

3.

-3.1 Davide De Pretto, L’oriente assoluto: India, Cina e mondo buddhista nell’interpretazione di Hegel, Mimesis.

-3.2 Michel Hulin, Hegel et l’Orient, Vrin.

-3.3 Rolando Minuti, Orientalismo e idee di tolleranza nella cultura francese del primo ‘700, Olschki Editore.

-3.4 Rolando Minuti, Una geografia politica della diversità. Studi su Montesquieu, Liguori Editore.

-3.5 Edward W. Said, Orientalismo: l’immagine europea dell’Oriente, Feltrinelli.

-3.6 Pietro Rossi, Il senso della storia. Dal Settecento al Duemila, Il Mulino (in particolare le pp. 1-249).

Assessment

Oral examination.

Students will be informed about texts for the examination and about examination procedures during the lessons.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

See below: Course books.

Attendance

Not required.

Course books

-G.W.F. Hegel, Lezioni sulla filosofia della storia, Laterza.

-Montesquieu, Lettere persiane, BUR, or Garzanti, or Mondadori, or Rizzoli.

-Voltaire, La filosofia della storia, Mimesis.

-Davide De Pretto, L’oriente assoluto: India, Cina e mondo buddhista nell’interpretazione di Hegel, Mimesis.

Assessment

Oral examination.

For any questions, please contact the teacher at least four months in advance of the scheduled date of the examination.

Notes

No.

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