Moral Philosophy (2013/2014)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giuliano Bergamaschi
Giuliano Bergamaschi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem IB dal Nov 18, 2013 al Jan 19, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Sem IB
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 aims to provide the necessary theoretical knowledge base it possible to identify critical issues related to human behavior according to recent perspectives of the humanities. Particular attention will be paid to the major classics of ancient and modern morality in order to show their ties with the main current issues affecting the contemporary world. The goal is to foster an educational approach to the improvement of the moral conscience.


"Fatti a viver per seguir virtute e conoscenza " ( Dante)

What is the moral? Why does it exist? And 'necessary? What is meant by moral conscience? We morally to obey our biology? What are the guardians of our morality? What are the emotions that poison our morals? What is the meaning of religion for morality? The course will be an exploration of the nature and function of moral experience through philosophical tradition and recent neuroscience to understand and evaluate models of good life in various areas: social, political, educational, economic, military and commercial markets.

Books: Giuliano Bergamaschi, L'etica come sigillo divino dell'uomo, QuiEdit, Verona 2013.

Assessment methods and criteria

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