73086 - History of Contemporary French Philosophy (2) (LM)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

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

Program for attending studentsMichel Foucault and the question  of ecology. The course will illustrate the main steps of Foucault's philosophical work following the thread of his relation with the question of ecology. First 10 hours: Nietzsche and the first Foucault. Next 10 hours: Foucault and the microphysics of power. Last 10 hours: Foucault, Aufklärung and  the Greeks. All the texts will be found in photocopies in Copyshop Centotrecento, via Centotrecento, with the exception of the following book: M. Iofrida - D. Melegari, Michel Foucault, Carocci, Roma, 2017, whose reading is obligatory. The final examination consists of a discussion of an essay, whose argument must be arranged with the professor.Hours and room: IV period, Mon 13-5 Tue 17-19 Wed 13-5 Room C via Zamboni 34The lessons start on April 1, 2020.


See the program.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

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

See the website of Manlio Iofrida