History of Contemporary Philosophy (p) (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Wanda Tommasi
Wanda Tommasi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall H  
Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.2 from Nov 14, 2016  to Nov 14, 2016
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Nov 15, 2016  to Nov 15, 2016

Learning outcomes

Obiettivi formativi: History of contemporary Philosophy.


Contenuto del corso:
Emotions in contemporary philosophy
The course will consider some philosophical analyzes of emotions in the context of contemporary philosophy: compared to the modern concept, especially Descartes and Kant, which considers emotions as a disturbing factor to the correct use of reason, it is stated in the contemporary era, especially within the current phenomenological, the idea that emotions have an intentional orientation and cognitive value.
Reference will be made first to the analysis of Martha Nussbaum, according to which emotions - pain, fear, shame, love, compassion - pervade the thinking and are the focus not only of individual life, but also the social one. So, focusing on the phenomenological perspective, we will examine the concept of empathy in Edith Stein and the sympathy in Max Scheler, and finally the concept of love and envy in Maria Zambrano.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Scheler Essenza e forme della simpatia Franco Angeli 2010
Stein Il problema dell'empatia Studium 2012
Nussbaum L'intelligenza delle emozioni Il Mulino 2009
Zambrano L'uomo e il divino Edizioni Lavoro 2001

Assessment methods and criteria