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POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
FILOSOFIA POLITICA

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 5
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Rosanna Castorina At the end of the lessons, by appointment via email.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Educational Sciences (L-19)
Curriculum: COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide students with critical-interpretative tools to understand and analyze political and social phenomena, starting from the concepts of authority, power, freedom and justice up to the current issues of multiculturalism, gender studies, post-colonial theories and biopower.

Program

The first part of the course deals with the authors and the fundamental concepts of political philosophy, analyzing, in particular, the relationship between human nature and political order starting from classical antiquity up to the twentieth-century theories (neo-contractualism, personalism, communitarianism, etc.). The second part analyzes some issues of stringent topicality of contemporary political philosophy, such as gender policies and feminisms, multiculturalism, postcolonial theories, the debate on power and biopolitics.

Extended program.

-What is political philosophy?

-Politics as concord - Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Thomas.

-Individualism and politics - Machiavelli, Hobbes and Locke

-Human nature: crisis and criticism of an idea - Rousseau, Kant, Marx and Hegel

-In defense of freedom - Tocqueville and Stuart Mill

-Science, language, democracy - Arendt, Kelsen, Popper, Rawls and Habermas

-Politics in personalism - Maritain, Mounier and Ricoeur

-Justice

-Authority, power, freedom

-The exercise of authority in a democracy

- The common good and common goods

Bridging Courses

None

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

Supplementary seminars and other activities of possible interest to students will be communicated in class at the beginning of the course.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Interactive frontal lessons.

Attendance

Study of the indicated texts.

Course books

-Gatti R., Alici L., Filosofia politica. Gli autori, i concetti, terza edizione rivista e ampliata, Editrice Morcelliana, Brescia, 2018.

Assessment

The learning verification will take place through an individual oral test. The assessment will focus on the knowledge of the contents of the textbooks and any other teaching materials provided by the teacher. The ability to re-elaborate and critically argue the topics and the property of language (mastery of the disciplinary technical language) will be particularly valued.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Individual study of the course books.

Attendance

Study of the indicated texts.

Course books

-Gatti R., Alici L., Filosofia politica. Gli autori, i concetti, terza edizione rivista e ampliata, Editrice Morcelliana, Brescia, 2018.

Assessment

The learning verification will take place through an individual oral test. The assessment will focus on the knowledge of the contents of the textbooks and any other teaching materials provided by the teacher. The ability to re-elaborate and critically argue the topics and the property of language (mastery of the disciplinary technical language) will be particularly valued.

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography.

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