Laboratory in Philosophical Texts Reading (2014/2015)

Course code
4S000878
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
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 23, 2015 al Apr 19, 2015.
Web page
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfe8tCcHnKY

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  

Learning outcomes

The educational goal is the understanding of the destructive character of Nietzsche's work of writing.

Syllabus

ZARATHUSTRA PHILOSOPHER OF THE FUTURE

The philosopher obeys the truth like a dog the master's voice. In fact, says Plato in the Sophist, the philosopher is like a dog: instead of only arguing according to a corrosive style that destroys the truth, the philosopher "does" something else and more: he "builds" his arguments, he goes back home, to inhabit the building of his master, who is the Good, guards the flock of people, contemplates the presence of what-is. Otherwise behaves the wolf, which for Plato is the zoomorphic double of the sophist, the savage and nomadic predatory animal. Nietzsche, with his Zarathustra, reopens twenty-four centuries after Plato the agonistic question about “who is the philosopher”. Who is the philosopher? Zarathustra walks around , the gates of the city for hours in the howling of the wolves, and his eyes will not let hypnotized by the light of what-is-present, but goes toward an unknown Kinderland, the land of the children to come.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

- F. Nietzsche, "Così parlò Zarathustra", Adelphi, Milano.
- M. Heidegger, "Chi è lo Zarathustra di Nietzsche?", in "Saggi e discorsi", Mursia, Milano 2007.
- G. Deleuze, "Nietzsche", SE, Milano 1997.
- E. Bertram, "Nietzsche. Per una mitologia", Il Mulino, Bologna 1988, pp. 183-201, 311-323, 351-360.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.