Moral Philosophy B (p) (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giorgio Erle
Giorgio Erle
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

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.


Dialectic, nature, spirit: subject’s freedom in Hegel’s "Encyclopedia".
An interpretation and a discussion of Hegel’s "Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in outline" (1830) from the point of view of moral philosophy will be proposed. For this purpose, the following points will be developed inter alia:

- Dialectic, systematic unity and “Science of freedom”;
- Subject and contradiction;
- Becoming unity of the subject;
- Freedom and necessity in comparison with nature and exteriority;
- Subjective spirit: soul, consciousness, spirit;
- Objective spirit: relationships between subjects within law, morality and ethical life;
- Subject and history;
- Subject and absolute spirit.

Reading list:
1) G.W.F. Hegel, Enciclopedia delle scienze filosofiche in compendio (1830), testo tedesco a fronte, introduzione, traduzione, note e apparati di Vincenzo Cicero, Giunti, Firenze-Milano 2017;
2) L. Illetterati-P. Giuspoli-G. Mendola, Hegel, Carocci, Roma 2010.

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

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Enciclopedia delle scienze filosofiche in compendio (1830) Giunti 2017 978-88-452-9083-1 Testo tedesco a fronte. Introduzione, traduzione, note e apparati di Vincenzo Cicero.
Luca Illetterati-Paolo Giuspoli-Gianluca Mendola Hegel Carocci 2010 978-88-430-5271-4

Assessment methods and criteria

For both attending and non-attending students the exam consists of an oral test concerning the program and the reading list. To pass the exam, students will have to demonstrate that they have achieved the learning outcomes: acquired knowledge, interpretation and reflection skills by the perspective of moral philosophy will be verified referring to course program and reading list.