Institutions of Philosophy (2020/2021)

Course code
4S007313
Credits
12
Coordinator
Gianluca Solla
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
MODULO I 6 M-FIL/01-THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY Sem. 1A Gianluca Solla
MODULO II 6 M-FIL/01-THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY Sem. 1B Guido Cusinato

Learning outcomes

Fundaments of Philosophy
The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of the main theoretical lines of Western philosophical tradition.
At the end of the course, students will be able: to comprehend the texts in the programme, so that they may improve their overall analytic, contextualization and interpretation skills; to critically revise the contents of the course, in order to make autonomous assessments on specific topics; to use properly a basic philosophical terminology; to argument correctly on the main topics of Western theoretical philosophy; to communicate philosophical topics correctly.
MODULE 1
The module aims to provide students with the knowledge of the principles that, according to Western philosophical tradition, have shaped human experience. In particular, it will provide them with the knowledge of the reflections on the origin and structure of philosophical concepts, by means of highlighting the convergence between theoretical philosophy and other disciplines, both in the field of humanities (literature, figurative arts, cinema, theatre) and science (psychology, biology etc.)


Students will learn the specific terminology and the main conceptual and methodological research skills that may provide helpful insight in the main topics of contemporary theoretical philosophy. They will also acquire the ability to autonomously make critical assessments on the specific topics dealt with in the module, and to use properly the given bibliographical and multimedia research tools.
MODULE 2
The module aims to provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural foundations to promote a survey on the meaning of philosophy as an exercise of maieutic transformation. This objective will also be achieved by enhancing the knowledge of the points of convergence of theoretical philosophy with some other disciplines (in particular, anthropology, sociology and theology).

Students will learn the specific terminology and the main conceptual and methodological research skills that may provide helpful insight in the main topics of theoretical philosophy. They will also acquire the ability to autonomously make critical assessments on the specific topics dealt with in the module, and to use properly the given bibliographical and multimedia research tools.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gilles Deleuze Félix Guattari Che cos'è la filosofia? Einaudi 2002
I. Kant, M. Foucault Che cos'è l'Illuminismo? Mimesis 2012
Lucrezio De rerum natura Mondadori 1992 edizione con testo a fronte!
Pierre Hadot Che cos'è la filosofia antica? (solo le seguenti pagine: 25-51; 167-226). Torino Einaudi 1998
Pierre Hadot Esercizi spirituali e filosofia antica Einaudi 2005
Max Scheler Ordo amoris Aracne 2009
Guido Cusinato Periagoge. Teoria della singolarità e filosofia come esercizio di trasformazione (Edizione 2) QuiEdit 2017 Controllare che sia la II edizione con le immagini a colori.