Moral Philosophy (2012/2013)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giuliano Bergamaschi
Giuliano Bergamaschi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IIA dal Feb 25, 2013 al Apr 21, 2013.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Friday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  

Learning outcomes

The teaching of moral philosophy is to provide the necessary basic theoretical knowledge that enable to critically understand the problems and the results of the recent human sciences related to human behavior. Will be paid particular attention to the classics of ancient and modern morality in order to show the continuous line of development with the main proposals provided by the neuroscience moral ethics. The goal is to foster an educational approach to the issue of improving human action.


"Now I wish more than to be happy, but to be aware" (A. Camus)

What is the reason of human existence? What really matters to the man? What are the projects to which the man holds in particular? What gives value to human life? Clearly, the answers can be given to these questions vary from person to person and are influenced by many variables of different nature from culture, social environment to genetics.
Living is not enough! Without meaning there is no happiness. Recent neuroscience explain and confirm the importance of meaning in human life.
Living a life of meaning is to give meaning to our belief, our work and our dialogue. How to educate the meaning of our life? With the true, the good and the beautiful. Here comes the role of ethics.
Three focal points of the course: 1. The sense of good and evil, 2. The sense of teaching and learning 3. The meaning of work.

Texts for the exam: G. D'Imperio, The longing for completeness: between confidence and change, QuiEdit, Verona 2012; G. Bergamaschi,Live well,live motivated!, Scuola di Palo Alto, Milano 2010; A de La Garanderie,The critique of reason pedagogy, edited by G. Bergamaschi, QuiEdit, Verona 2013 (Introduction, Chapters I, II, III, VI, X, XIII).

the texts for examens: G. D'Imperio, The longing for completeness: between confidence and change, QuiEdit, Verona, 2012. A de La Garanderie, The critic of educational reason, edided G. Bergamaschi, QuiEdit, Verona 2013 .Will be indicated which parts of these texts lead.

Assessment methods and criteria

The determination of profit Course A will be in oral form. For attending it is possible to ascertain the profit of the course through a written test of nature seminar.