73072 - History of Contemporary French Philosophy (1) (LM)

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Walter Tega

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-FIL/06

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Mar 04, 2019 to Apr 03, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

French Contemporary Philosophy is one of the most important, from a theoretical point of view, but also as a key to debates in a wide range of human sciences, as linguistics, sociology, political philosophy, feminism, gender studies.

Course contents

Nature and ecology starting from Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy Program for attending students The ecological question is nowadays central in political and philosophical debates (introduction, 10 hours); the key to an adequate philosophical treatment of the question is fundamentally Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy, to which some aspects of the Frankfurt School reflection and of other contemporary philosophers may be connected (10 hours). Moreover, the ecological question is strictly linked to the question of play, a major, even if forgotten, theme of contemporary philosophy from Schiller to Huizinga (10 hours). All the texts will be found in photocopies in Copyshop Centotrecento, via Centotrecento. The final examination consists of a discussion of an essay, whose argument must be arranged with the professor. The reading of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Conversazioni, tr. it. Milano, SE, 2002, is recommended. Hours and room: Third Period, Lun Mar Merc ore 17-19 room C via Zamboni 34. Lesson begin on: January 28 2019. PROGRAM for non attending students It must be arranged with the professor.


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Assessment methods

The final examination is finalized to verify that didactic focuses have been realized, i. e.   the capacity of the student to trace the mean philosophical streamings of French contemporary  philosophy ; his knowledge of the basic historical-philosophical notions necessary to a master students in this arguments.
The final mark results from an oral examination, preceded by a written essay, to which a special importance is conferred: to each  student a personalized argument will be attributed, conform to his cultural profile and to the didactic and scientific necessities inherent to it. 
Evaluation criteria are listed and explained in the lecturer’s website.

Teaching tools

Seminars and composition of papers attaining to the course program.

Office hours

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