Political philosophy (p) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S01388
Name of lecturer
Olivia Guaraldo
Coordinator
Olivia Guaraldo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/01 - POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4  
Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4  

Learning outcomes

Semestre: 1
Numero totale dei crediti: 6
Obiettivi formativi: The course aims at introducing and discussing some of the major issues concerning political philosophy, especially those related to the contemporary global challenges that interest this field of research.
Prerequisiti: Basic knowledge in the History of Philosophy

Syllabus

Freedom, contract, equality: modern contractarianism and feminist critique.
The course aims at an in-depth analysis of modern contractarianism, especially in Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, in order to highlight the limits, amnesias, exclusion strategies that are implicit in the social contract. The feminist perspective will put into question the supposed neutrality and universality of the contractarian anthropological model. According to Pateman's reading of the social contract, it is a brotherhood contract, based on the invisibility of female subjectivity and her subordination within the new, modern patriarchal order, which is no longer despotical but fraternal.



Texts:
M. S. Sapegno, Identità e differenze. Introduzione agli studi delle donne e di genere, Milano, Mondadori Università 2011.
Thomas Hobbes, Leviatano, BUR, Milano 2011, Introduzione e capp. XIII-XXI,(testo disponibile su piattaforma e-learning di ateneo).
John Locke, Secondo Tattato sul Governo, testo inglese a fronte, BUR, Milano 1998.
Carole Pateman, Il contratto sessuale, Moretti e Vitali, Bergamo 2015.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016