00389 - Philosophy of History

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

An introduction in the main themes of contemporary philosophical and political debate; a guide to critical discussion and to self-orientation in the ethical and political problems of contemporaneity.

Course contents

FIRST COURSE - PROF. MANLIO IOFRIDA

 

Body, nature and ecology in Merleau-Ponty and Foucault

Program for attending students

It is an introduction to the question of ecology via some basic philosophical concepts of Merleau-Ponty and Foucault. A selection of the main texts of these philosophers, concerning the ecological question, will be presented: after a general introduction (4 hours), a detailed commentary of passages from Merleau-Ponty's Conversations and Foucault's History of Madness (10 hours), from Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of perception and Foucault's Discipline and Punish (6 hours), from Canguilhem's works and other later works by Foucault (10 hours) will be made. All these texts will be found in photocopies in Copyshop Centotrecento, via Centotrecento. Obligatory text: M. Iofrida, Per un paradigma del corpo: una rifondazione filosofica dell'ecologia, Quodlibet, Macerata, 2019 (in corso di stampa); Suggested reading: M. Iofrida - D. Melegari, Michel Foucault, Carocci, Roma, 2017.

Hours and room: IV Period, Mon 17-9 AULA TIBILETTI - via Zamboni 38 Tue 15-17 (Aula IV) Wed  17-9 AULA TIBILETTI.

The lessons start on March 23 2020

Program for non attending students

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Conversazioni, Milano, SE, 2002.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Fenomenologia della percezione, Milano, Bompiani, any edition, down to the chapter “La sintesi del corpo proprio” included.

M. Iofrida, Per un paradigma del corpo: una rifondazione filosofica dell'ecologia, Quodlibet, Macerata, 2019 (in corso di stampa).

 

SECOND COURSE - DOTT.SSA PIA CAMPEGGIANI

 

This course is an introduction to the philosophy of emotions. We will look at the nature of emotions from the viewpoint of their phenomenology, their intentionality and the relationship they entertain with values. By discussing these central features of emotions, we will gain some insights into the most important contemporary emotion theories. It is expected that students will (1) become familiar with major issues and philosophical theories about emotions; (2) develop an ability to analyse and critically assess the major theories of what emotions are.

READINGS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mandatory readings

Jan Plamper, Geschichte und Gefühl. Grundlagen der Emotionsgeschichte, München: Siedler Verlag 2012.

In Italian:

Jan Plamper, Storia delle emozioni, trad. it di S. Leonardi, Bologna: il Mulino 2018.

In English:

Jan Plamper, The History of Emotions. An Introduction, Oxford: OUP 2018.

Should they prefer to do so, attending students can discuss a different reading list with the lecturer.

The course syllabus and further optional readings will be made avaliable on the lecturer’s webpage in due course.

 

Readings/Bibliography

See the program.

Teaching methods

I Course (prof. Iofrida): frontal classes.

II Course (dott.ssa Campeggiani):This course is designed to be delivered over a period of 5 weeks with three two-hour classes per week. Each week, the first class consists of the lecturer’s general introduction of the relevant topic; the second class consists of the lecturer’s introduction of core readings; the third class consists of students’ presentations or comment on texts and teacher-led discussion. lecturer’s introduction of core readings; the third class consists of students’ presentations or comment on texts and teacher-led discussion.

Assessment methods

I Course (prof. Iofrida):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 first degree student in this arguments.

Evaluation criteria are listed and explained in the lecturer’s website. 

II Course (dott.ssa Campeggiani): 

Attending students are required to attend no less than 12 classes. Each week, they are required to do the assigned readings before class. Grades will be distributed as follows: active participation during classes (20%), final viva voce examination (80%).

Non-attending students will be evaluated on the basis of a viva voce examination. Please note that non-attending students are not expected to prepare extra mandatory readings.

Teaching tools

Seminars and composition of papers attaining to the course program.

Office hours

See the website of Manlio Iofrida

See the website of Pia Campeggiani