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MORAL PHILOSOPHY
FILOSOFIA MORALE

The modern moral philosophy: an introduction
Introduzione alla filosofia morale moderna

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Roberto Bordoli e-mail for appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

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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 reception.


An introduction to moral philosophy as a 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

This course consists of an introduction to modern moral philosophy, considering its main streams and problems. It also focusses on the empirical and social orientation of Hume’s and the subjective and universalist approach of Kant’s.

First part: moral philosophy

Second part: individual and society

Third part: interests and sentiments

Fourth part: reason and subject

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.

Applying knowledge and understanding. The student possesses competences for elaborating on arguments and for problems-solving in the field of study, acquiring also comparative skills.

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

Communication skills. The student will be able to communicate adequately informations, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non specialists.


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

Supporting activities (4-6 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 D. Hume, Ricerca sui principi della morale, Laterza.

-1.2 I. Kant, Fondamenti della metafisica dei costumi, Laterza.

-1.3 B. de Mandeville, La favola delle api, Laterza.

2.

-2.1 P. Martinetti, Kant, Feltrinelli.

-2.2 D. Edmonds, Uccideresti l’uomo grasso? Il dilemma etico del male minore, Raffaello Cortina.

-2.3 P. Donatelli, La filosofia morale, Laterza.

-2.4 A. Branchi, Introduzione a Mandeville, Laterza.

-2.5 E. Lecaldano, Hume e la nascita dell’etica contemporanea.

Assessment

The oral examination aims to ascertain a basic knowledge of moral philosophy and its history (also as it can regard different fields, like religion and right), and the understanding of the most important ideas and the ability to explain them, and making personal judgements.

Excellent level requires: firm possession of the contents; outstanding arguing and critical skills; capability to link different contents; making personal judgements; use of proper and technical terminology; proper expertise in reading, commenting and paraphrasing a short text.

Good level requires: mnemonic knowledge; good arguing and critical skills and ability to link different contents; use of proper and technical terminology; ability to read and comment a short text.

Pass level requires: some knowledge of the most important ideas; even if not in possession of the proper terminology, the capacitance  to find the most important meaning in a short text.

Fail happens when the candidate: neither understands the most important ideas nor comprehends the basic contents; shows lack of possession of the contents of the lectures; uses improper language.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

See below: Course books.

Attendance

Not required.

Course books

-1.1 D. Hume, Ricerca sui principi della morale, Laterza.

-1.3 B. de Mandeville, La favola delle api, Laterza.

-2.4 A. Branchi, Introduzione a Mandeville, Laterza.

-2.5 E. Lecaldano, Hume e la nascita dell’etica contemporanea.

Assessment

The oral examination aims to ascertain a basic knowledge of moral philosophy and its history (also as it can regard different fields, like religion and right), and the understanding of the most important ideas and the ability to explain them, and making personal judgements.

Excellent level requires: firm possession of the contents; outstanding arguing and critical skills; capability to link different contents; making personal judgements; use of proper and technical terminology; proper expertise in reading, commenting and paraphrasing a short text.

Good level requires: mnemonic knowledge; good arguing and critical skills and ability to link different contents; use of proper and technical terminology; ability to read and comment a short text.

Pass level requires: some knowledge of the most important ideas; even if not in possession of the proper terminology, the capacitance  to find the most important meaning in a short text.

Fail happens when the candidate: neither understands the most important ideas nor comprehends the basic contents; shows lack of possession of the contents of the lectures; uses improper language.

Notes

No.

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