Public ethics (2010/2011)

Course code
4S000570
Name of lecturer
Italo Sciuto
Coordinator
Italo Sciuto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 15, 2010 al Jan 16, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Being a branch of moral philosophy, the reflection on social ethics is concerned with the moral behaviour of individuals as it developes within the social-historical context in which it is manifested. It aims to create a public space of opinion where the confrontation among the individuals’ different private moral notions may eventually result in more largely shared choices.

Syllabus

Friendship and Reciprocality
In the last ten years, the notion of Reciprocality has quickly become one of the most debated in moral philosophy. The course will focus on its most critical and contradictory aspects, which appear especially when it is examined from the perspective of some basic ethical concepts such as justice, identity and citizenship. In order to highlight the present meaning of such critical aspects of the notion of Reciprocality, the confrontation with the chapters in Aristotle’s Ethics that deals with the notion of friendship seems particularly useful.

Course texts:
C.A. Viano, Etica pubblica, Laterza;
G. Zagrebelsky, Imparare democrazia, Einaudi;
U. Galimberti, I miti del nostro tempo, Feltrinelli.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist in a written test with open-answer questions.