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POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
FILOSOFIA POLITICA

A.Y. Credits
2024/2025 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Marco Cangiotti First semester: at the end of each lesson ; second semester: by contacting the professor (marco.cangiotti@uniurb.it)

Assigned to the Degree Course

Political Science, Economics and Government (L-36)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The student will be introduced to a philosophical understanding of the anthropological root of some aspects of the contemporary crisis of political experience, to equip him with the conceptual tools necessary for a critical consideration of today's European socio-cultural structure.

Program

1.The deformation of the human in the present time

2. Forms of contemporary alienation

3. The naturalistic deformation

4.First countermovement: person, generation, body

5. Second countermovement: justice and mercy

6. The agony of Europe

7. European violence

8. European hope

9. The destruction of forms

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding

The student will have to show:
- To possess the basic theoretical knowledge of some of the main themes and the most debated issues of political philosophy and political debate;
- To possess the ability to read and understand correctly  political philosophy monographs in their basic meanings. .

These skills are acquired by actively participating in educational activities (lectures, tutorials, seminars) and through personal study.
Possession of this knowledge is verified by the overcoming of the exam, which consists of an oral examination based on answers to questions of the professor and the reading and interpretation of excerpts from the texts indicated for the exam itself.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The student:
- Must be able to recognize the main philosophical implications of contemporary political debate;
- Should develop philosophical political basic arguments .

These skills are acquired by:

- actively participating in lectures,

- guided group discussions,

-  personal study.

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

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures

Attendance

Frequency is recommended

Course books

1) M. Cangiotti, Antropologia politica. Umano, biopolitica, giustizia, Morcelliana, Brescia 2019;

2) M. Zambrano, L'agonia dell'Europa, Marsilio, Venezia 2009.

Assessment

Oral examination. The exam will include:

- a part in which the student will be asked to read one or more excerpts from the study texts and to explain the direct meaning and the meaning relative to the entirety of the argumentative context;

- a part in which questions will be asked aimed at the synthetic exposition of precise passages of the study texts.

They will be particularly appreciated:

- the ability to connect concepts and theories in an argued way, without repeating mnemonically the contents of the texts
- mastery of the specific disciplinary language

Exemplary assessment scheme:

a)  concepts 

Level 1 (insufficient), the student describes the conceptual constructs in an approximate way; poor understanding; Level 2 (sufficient), the student describes the constructs with some inaccuracy. Absence of references to the authors; sufficient understanding; Level 3 (good), the student accurately describes the conceptual constructs. He mentions some reference authors.; good understanding; Level 4 (excellent), the student systematically describes the constructions with reference to the contributions of the various authors; full understanding.

b)  specific language

Level 1 (insufficient), the student expresses himself with a non-specific common language; Level 2 (sufficient), the student demonstrates limited expression skills; He use some specific terms; Level 3 (good), the student demonstrates good ability to express and use some specific terms; Level 4 (excellent), the student demonstrates full command of the specific language.

c)  critical capacity

Level 1 (insufficient), the student cannot identify the reasons for what he claims; cannot identify positive/negative aspects; He cannot locate examples; Level 2 (sufficient), the student does not identify different aspects of the problems except in a general way;  He provides examples from the book/lesson; Level 3 (good), the student provides relevant examples; He differentiates different aspects.; Level 4 (excellent), the student argues coherently; He provide relevant examples and identify negative/positive aspects.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

The student must fully study the two textbooks

Course books

1) M. Cangiotti, Antropologia politica. Umano, biopolitica, giustizia, Morcelliana, Brescia 2019;

2) M. Zambrano, L'agonia dell'Europa, Marsilio, Venezia 2009.

To allow non-attending students to compensate for what is done during lessons with independent study, the following materials referring to the same contents of the program are indicated to promote full understanding:

- K. Marx, Manoscritti economico-filosofici del 1844, ed.it a cura di N. Bobbio, Einaudi, Torino 2004.

- A. Del Noce, Il problema dell'ateismo, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010, just the chapter IV.

- M. Cangiotti, Spes contra spem. Appunti sulla speranza, in “Cosmopolis”, XVI (2019), 2. (https://www.cosmopolisonline.it/articolo.php?numero=XVI22019&id=11)

Assessment

Oral examination. The exam will include:

- a part in which the student will be asked to read one or more excerpts from the study texts and to explain the direct meaning and the meaning relative to the entirety of the argumentative context;

- a part in which questions will be asked aimed at the synthetic exposition of precise passages of the study texts.

They will be particularly appreciated:

- the ability to connect concepts and theories in an argued way, without repeating mnemonically the contents of the texts
- mastery of the specific disciplinary language

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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