Philosophical Hermeneutics (i) (2017/2018)

Course code
4S02100
Name of lecturer
Tommaso Tuppini
Coordinator
Tommaso Tuppini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/01 - THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IA dal Sep 25, 2017 al Nov 11, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To achieve an adequate understanding of the egological foundation of experience in the phenomenological thought.

Syllabus

EGO, CONSCIUOSNESS

At the end of the last century an elderly pope complained about the relativism of contemporary philosophy. It is a common place in our culture: in the twentieth century we are totally unsure what to do because the rock of the foundation was submerged by the tide of difference and perspectivism. Nothing more wrong than this. The great tradition of phenomenological thought begins with the attempt to find a certain foundation of our practices and ways of living in the world. It is an essentially Cartesian desire, which Husserl recognizes as the motive of his decade-long search: to find a univocal ground that does not deny but justifies the multifaceted and equivocal character of experience. It is not a metaphysical and speculative foundation, but an effective and self-evident one, capable of self-affirmation in the turmoils of existence. Husserl calls this ground "transcendental ego". The young Sartre moves to the attack of this egological perspective and argues that only the impersonality of Consciousness grounds the movement of experience. What is the difference between Ego and Consciousness? Which of the two is the true ground of the experience?

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Edmund Husserl Idee per una fenomenologia pura e per una filosofia fenomenologica Mondadori 2009 Libro I, §§ 2-5 , 85; Libro II, § 39
Carlo Sini Introduzione alla fenomenologia shake edizioni 2012
Jean-Paul Sartre La trascendenza dell'Ego Christian Marinotti 2011
Edmund Husserl Meditazioni cartesiane Bompiani 2002
Jean-Paul Sartre Un'idea fondamentale della fenomenologia di Husserl: l'intenzionalità, in: Che cos'è la letteratura? Il Saggiatore 1963

Assessment methods and criteria

Orale exam.

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