Philosophy of History (p) (2018/2019)

Course code
4S01364
Name of lecturer
Matteo Bonazzi
Coordinator
Matteo Bonazzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to offer students the conceptual tools to understand the teaching of philosophy of history in relation to the questions posed by contemporary times. The aim is to lead students to reflect critically on the foundations of philosophy of history by interconnecting philosophy and human sciences and stimulating an aware use of the discipline’s key concepts.

Syllabus

HISTORY AND SEXUALITY

The course will be divided into three parts, in order to address the issue of History and Historicity in relation to the real of sexuality from different perspectives:

1. Hegel and the Philosophy of History
- Phenomenology of Spirit: Genesis, structure, logic of experience, main figures
- Hegel’s Philosophy of History: the “Conceptually-understood History”

2. Freud, Lacan and Psychoanalysis
- The Failure of the Civilization Program: the Drive in the “Civilization and its Discontents”
- Recognition and Repetition: the Disjunction between Desire and Enjoyment

3. Lacan and the Ontology of Sexuality
- The logic of Sexuation
- The Ontology and the Real

References

The books for the exam are the following:
1) G.W.F. Hegel, Fenomenologia dello spirito, tr. it. E. De Negri, La Nuova Italia. (section A Coscienza and section B. Autocoscienza, pp. 81-153).
2) S. Freud, Il disagio della civiltà.
3) J. Lacan, Il Seminario. Libro XX. Ancora, Einaudi. (Chapters V, VI e VII, pp. 49-84)
3) A. Zupančič Che cos’è il sesso, Ponte alle grazie.
4) M. Bonazzi e D. Tonazzo, Lacan e l’estetica. Lemmi, Mimesis. (Only for attending students)

Materials and detailed information on the texts and any additional teaching materials will be provided on the e-learning platform.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
ZUPANCIC CHE COS'E' IL SESSO? PONTE ALLE GRAZIE 2018
Hegel Georg W. F. Fenomenologia dello spirito La Nuova Italia 1996 Sez. A. Coscienza e B. Autocoscienza, pp. 81-153.
S. Freud Il disagio nella civiltà Einaudi 2010
J. Lacan Il Seminario, Libro XX, Ancora Einaudi 2011 Capitoli V, VI e VII, pp. 49-84
BONAZZI, TONAZZO LACAN E L'ESTETICA MIMESIS 2015 SOLO PER I NON FREQUENTANTI

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will alternate traditional frontal teaching with dialogical interaction with students, guided discussions, as well as reading and commenting texts collectively.

Any change of the timetable will be communicated on the teacher's web page.

Exam’s modality:
The exam will be oral and will assess the level of competency of the themes and fundamental concepts addressed during the course. The questions will aim to highlight the students' critical-argumentative capacity, their ability to use texts autonomously, as well as the communication skills necessary to give back with rigor and sufficient subjectivation the problems faced in class and in the books present in the bibliography.

The vote is expressed in thirtieths.

The examination procedures are the same for students attending and not attending.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018