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PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY mutuato
FILOSOFIA DELLA STORIA

Human development and freedom in modernity
Progresso e libertà nella modernità

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Roberto Bordoli e-mail for appointments

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities, Cultural Heritage Studies and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: BENI CULTURALI STORICO-ARTISTICI
Date Time Classroom / Location
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 and political issues both of societies and individuals.

Program

The lectures deal with some of the most important ideas about freedom and human development after and before the French Revolution and culminating in Hegel philosophy. The course   offers some elements of the philosophy of history from Voltaire to Marx. Special attention will be payed to ethical and political topics (especially to democracy), and to religious and philosophical ideas.

First part: Basic issues in philosophy of history

Second part: Before the French Revolution

Third part: After the French Revolution

Fourth part: The Hegelian point of view

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 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discorso sull’origine e i fondamenti della disuguaglianza, Laterza.

-1.2 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Il contratto sociale, Laterza.

-1.3 Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Dialoghi di Focione, in Scritti politici, UTET.

-1.4 Johann Gottfried Herder, Ancora una filosofia della storia, Einaudi.

-1.5 Immanuel Kant, Scritti di storia, politica e diritto, Laterza.

-1.6 Immanuel Kant, Critica della ragion pratica, Laterza.

-1.7 Benjamin Constant, La libertà degli antichi paragonata a quella dei moderni, Einaudi.

-1.8 G.W.F. Hegel, Lezioni sulla filosofia della storia, Laterza.

-1.9 G.W.F. Hegel, Lezioni sulla storia della filosofia, Laterza.

2.

-2.1 A. Burgio, Eguaglianza, interesse, unanimità: la politica di Rousseau, Bibliopolis.

-2.2 S. De Luca, Il pensiero politico di Constant, Laterza.

-2.3 J. Hyppolite, Introduzione alla filosofia della storia di Hegel, ETS.

-2.4 D. Losurdo, Autocensura e compromesso nel pensiero politico di Kant, Napoli, Bibliopolis.

-2.5 Pietro Rossi, Il senso della storia. Dal Settecento al Duemila, Il Mulino (especially pp. 1-249).

-2.6 V. Verra, Linguaggio, mito e storia: studi sul pensiero di Herder, Edizioni della Normale.

Assessment

Oral examination. Closed-ended and open-ended questions.

It’s required: knowledge of the principles issues in their historical contest; precision and eloquent speech plainness; reading, paraphrase, commentary of a passage by Hegel; a comparison among different authors referring to both primary and secondary sources.

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

-1. Immanuel Kant, Scritti di storia, politica e diritto, Laterza.

-2. Benjamin Constant, La libertà degli antichi paragonata a quella dei moderni, Einaudi.

-3. G.W.F. Hegel, Lezioni sulla filosofia della storia, Laterza.

-4. D. Losurdo, Autocensura e compromesso nel pensiero politico di Kant, Napoli, Bibliopolis.

-5. Pietro Rossi, Il senso della storia. Dal Settecento al Duemila, Il Mulino (especially pp. 1-249).

Assessment

Oral examination. Closed-ended and open-ended questions.

It’s required: knowledge of the principles issues in their historical contest; precision and eloquent speech plainness; reading, paraphrase, commentary of a passage by Hegel; a comparison among different authors referring to both primary and secondary sources.

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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