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THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY
FILOSOFIA TEORETICA

Religion, Myth, Aesthetics and Language in the Young Hegel
Religione, mito, estetica e linguaggio nel primo Hegel

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Venanzio Raspa Palazzo Albani, Tuesday, 11-13
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English French German
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities, Cultural Heritage Studies and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course, aimed primarily for beginners, is intended to provide an introduction to philosophical studies, with particular attention to the acquisition of the specific terminology and the analysis of some important conceptual issues. The aim is to allow students of the four curricula, for the first year, to benefit from a versatile approach to philosophy, one that will prove useful for the chosen field of study. Specifically, the course intends to address one of the central themes of philosophy and contemporary debate, the relationship between reason and religion, and the related problem of evil. The relationship between philosophy and religion will be examined first through Lessing’s essay The education of mankind, and then through Kant’s writings, primarily The religion within the boundaries of mere reason, in which the notion of moral autonomy is taught. The controversial relationship between historical and institutional forms of religion and moral law, the notions of freedom, imputability, morality, legality, and ethical community will also be examined. Particular attention will be given to the chapter on radical evil. The reflection on this topic will be enriched by contemporary reflections on physical evil (such as earthquakes) and moral evil (such as mass extermination).

Program

The course will address the following topics in the following order:

The relationship between philosophy and religion in Lessing's The education of mankind.

The problem of radical evil in Kant’s The religion within the boundaries of mere reason.

Moral autonomy, freedom, imputability, morality, legality in Kant.

Contemporary reflections on evil (S. Neiman).

Bridging Courses

Prerequisites 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 class.


Making judgments
The student will demonstrate independent judgment in the evaluation of the philosophical theories studied. In the mode of assessment of learning, a particular attention will be given to his/her 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

Seminars.


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

A) Texts:

G. E. Lessing, L’educazione del genere umano, in La religione dell’umanità, Laterza, Roma/Bari, pp. 129-154; oppure Sellerio, Palermo 1997.

I. Kant, La religione entro i limiti della sola ragione, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1980, 2004; oppure Bompiani, Milano 2012.

S. Neiman, In cielo come in terra. Storia filosofica del male, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2002.

B) Literature:

I. Mancini, Kant e la teologia, Cittadella, Assisi 1992.

G. Riconda, Bene/male, il Mulino, Bologna 2011.

C) Recommended readings:

O. Höffe, Immanuel Kant, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

Other texts of secondary literature will be given during the course.

Assessment

An oral examination on the texts indicated at point A and on one text chosen among others set out at points (B) and (C).

Students' knowledge of the philosophical theories dealt with during the course will be subject to an evaluation.

Particular attention is given to the ability to expound philosophical theories with the terminology proper to each, as well as to the ability to grasp thoroughly and explain passages from the texts that have been studied.

Students will be expected to develop a critical approach with regard to the theories studied. In evaluating students, particular attention will be given to their ability to reformulate in their own terms the ideas encountered in coursework and to their ability to make comparisons between the various thinkers they have studied.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Not attending students can contact the teacher in the office hours to ask for explanations about the content of the tests for the exam.

Attendance

Please contact the teacher, preferably personally, at least three months in advance of the scheduled date of the exam.

Course books

A) Texts:

G. E. Lessing, L’educazione del genere umano, in La religione dell’umanità, Laterza, Roma/Bari, pp. 129-154; oppure Sellerio, Palermo 1997.

I. Kant, La religione entro i limiti della sola ragione, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1980, 2004; oppure Bompiani, Milano 2012.

S. Neiman, In cielo come in terra. Storia filosofica del male, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2002.

B) Literature:

I. Mancini, Kant e la teologia, Cittadella, Assisi 1992.

G. Riconda, Bene/male, il Mulino, Bologna 2011.

C) Recommended readings:

O. Höffe, Immanuel Kant, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

Assessment

An oral examination on the texts indicated at point A and on two texts chosen among others set out at points (B) and (C).

Students' knowledge of the philosophical theories dealt with during the course will be subject to an evaluation.

Particular attention is given to the ability to expound philosophical theories with the terminology proper to each, as well as to the ability to grasp thoroughly and explain passages from the texts that have been studied.

Students will be expected to develop a critical approach with regard to the theories studied. In evaluating students, particular attention will be given to their ability to reformulate in their own terms the ideas encountered in coursework and to their ability to make comparisons between the various thinkers they have studied.

Notes

The teacher is available for the students in the appropriate office hours, for explanations and additional bibliographic information on the exam program, particularly in the case of not attending students.

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