Paper Sovereigns. Sovereignty and non-sovereign political forms.
Object of the course is the analysis of one of the key concepts of modern political conceptuality, sovereignty. A part of conceptual definition will be followed by the analysis of the criticisms of sovereignty itself and the study of a non-sovereign form of organization of political coexistence
C. Schmitt, Teologia politica.
C. Schmitt, Il concetto di politico.
H. Arendt, Sulla rivoluzione.
H. Arendt, Verità e politica.
P. Rosanvallon, La legittimità democratica.
The aim of the course is to contribute to the clarification, problematization and contextualization of a fundamental concept of modern political philosophy, sovereignty. Based on this objective, the course intends to reconstruct the theoretical process of genesis of sovereignty, its development and its difficulties, also presenting the criticisms and alternative proposals developed by Hannah Arendt.
Elementary knowledge of modern political philosophy.
Frontal lesson and seminar activity
Type of Assessment
Final oral exam. The final exam aims to ascertain the acquisition of knowledge and skills by conducting an oral exam without the help of notes. The oral exam consists of a conversation with the teacher aimed at bringing out the skills acquired by the student regarding the subject of the course. As part of the oral exam, the student may be asked to read and comment on a passage taken from the philosophical texts of the classical authors included in the program. Particular attention will be paid to the student's ability to contextualize and critically analyze philosophical problems and proposed solutions.
C. Schmitt, Teologia politica, in C. Schmitt, Le categorie del politico, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1972, pp. 29-86.
C. Schmitt, Il concetto di politico, in C, Schmitt, Le categorie del politico, Il Mulino, Bologna 1972, pp. 89-165.
H. Arendt, Sulla rivoluzione, Einaudi, Torino 2009, capp. IV, V e VI.
H. Arendt, Verità e politica, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 2004, pp. 29-77.
P. Rosanvallon, La legittimità democratica, Rosenberg e Sellier, Torino 2018.