Moral Philosophy B (p) (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giorgio Erle
Giorgio Erle
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IA, Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Grasping relevant concepts by Modern moral philosophy. At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and reflection on these aspects.


Moral Philosophy in Kant’s “Critique of Practical Reason”.

The program aims at analyzing Kant’s “Critique of Practical Reason” referring to such issues as:
- Moral law and freedom
- The relationship between Practical Reason and Critical Philosophy as a system
- Categorical imperative and practical judgement
- Feeling of respect
- Virtuousness
- Good, highest Good and Dialectic of Practical Reason
- The meaning of happiness as an issue according to Kant
- Doctrine of method of Practical Reason and moral education
- Moral law and search for infinity.

Reading list:
1) I. Kant, Critica della Ragion Pratica, traduzione di F. Capra, introduzione di S. Landucci, Laterza [Classici della Filosofia con testo a fronte], Roma-Bari 2001;
2) S. Landucci, Genesi e struttura dell’opera, in the above mentioned I. Kant, Critica della Ragion Pratica, pp. V-XXVII;
3) K. Düsing, Libertà, moralità e determinazione naturale, in L. Fonnesu (a cura di), Etica e mondo in Kant, Il Mulino, Bologna 2008, pp. 35-56.

Teaching methods: frontal lessons, commenting and discussing the above mentioned texts.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Immanuel Kant Critica della ragion pratica Laterza 2001 88-420-5115-2 Traduzione di F. Capra, introduzione di S. Landucci [Classici della filosofia con testo a fronte].
Luca Fonnesu (a cura di) Etica e mondo in Kant Il Mulino 2008 978-88-15-12414-2

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test of the program and the reading list. To pass the exam, students will have to demonstrate that they have achieved the learning outcomes.