Phenomenology of the care and self-ethics (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Federico Leoni
Federico Leoni
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Language of instruction
Sem. 1B dal Nov 19, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at equipping students with a set of conceptual instruments and styles of thought concerning some great ethical issues characterizing contemporary world and contemporary philosophy in relation to the great themes posed by the theme of Care.
By the end of the course, students are expected to possess sufficient autonomy in retracing the main issues of the course and master its philosophical language and main conceptual issues.


The course will address the great modern and contemporary debate on the possibility/impossibility of education and caring. Three main positions and authors will be examined: Kant, Freud, Foucault. The focus of the course will be on the paradoxes of the affective and relational aspects of what we usually call a relation between the subjects of care and education.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
S. Freud Analisi terminabile e interminabile Bollati Boringhieri 1977
I. Kant, M. Foucault Che cos'è l'Illuminismo? Mimesis 2012
J. Cazotte Il diavolo innamorato Piero Manni editore 2010
T. Tuppini Immanuel Kant Corriere della Sera 2014
S. Catucci Introduzione a Michel Foucault Laterza 2010
S. Benvenuto Leggere Freud Orthotes 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

Students attending the classes will receive frontal lessons which will address the textes in the form of a comment, an elaboration, an extension of their content. The individual study of the bibliography will be a fundamental part of the preparation of the final exam. Meeting hours for students are scheduled during the whole academic year. Any exception concerning the days and hours of courses and meetings will be communicated though the teacher’s personal webpage. Students who will not attend classes will study the same bibliography.