Philosophy of History (p) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S01364
Name of lecturer
Anna Rosa Buttarelli
Coordinator
Anna Rosa Buttarelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4 from Mar 10, 2016  to Apr 24, 2016
Friday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Mar 10, 2016  to Apr 24, 2016
Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4  
Friday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of issues related to the presence of the phrase "chosen people" in different moments and historical processes. Awareness of the connection between the idea of the "chosen people" and the theological presuppositions of many philosophies of history. Understand the vicissitudes of Europe and also current issues proposed by the course.

Syllabus

In the crisis and the turbulence of today's world, reappears on the scene of history the question of the "chosen people" with its messianic position of the conquest and conversion of the world. In this inspiration of theological matrix they do not escape even states that declare themselves democratic. The philosophies of history in theological foundation have always maintained a historic act of this nature but, in the last century, it seemed possible to declare their end. Europe has been and is the scenario in which it has developed all this, and that's why his agony continues.

Papers:
- (a cura di) Giorgio Politi, Popoli eletti. Storia di un viaggio oltre la storia, Unicopli edizioni, Milano 2015.
-Karl Löwith, Significato e fine della storia. I presupposti teologici della filosofia della storia,
Il Saggiatore, Milano 2015 (riedizione).
-Maria Zambrano, L'agonia dell'Europa, Marsilio, Venezia 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016