Through reading and commenting classical texts and using a specific bibliography, the course intends to highlighten the philosophical, theological, ethical, aesthetical and political context which characterizes the process of social transformation during 19th century
1) Texts made available on platform MOODLE
2) G.W.F. Hegel, Scienza della logica, 2 voll., tr. it. a cura di A. Moni, riv. da C. Cesa, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1981 (only vol. I, pp. 3-102 and vol. II, pp. 649-675, 935-957)
3). R. Morani, La dialettica e i suoi riformatori. Spaventa, Croce, Gentile a confronto con Hegel, Mimesis, Milano 2015 (only part I, pp. 21-239).
Knowledge: students verify their general knowledge by reading and commenting classical texts under teacher's supervision and by using specific bibliographic resources. Competence: by analyzing the text and by comparing it both with preceding as well as with contemporary tradition, the students develop their capacities of understanding and of autonomous evaluation. Furthermore they put text and concepts into correct context within the development of philosophical thought. Applying knowledge, they also exercise in elaborating coherently their own ideas and in exposing their achievements in proper scientific language.
BA; basic knowledge of history of philosophy up to the 19th century
Traditional classes (face-to-face teaching) with moderated discussions, exercise on selected texts, (potential) preparation of short papers.
Type of Assessment
During the oral examination students will develop the basic knowledge about history of philosophy; they will apply their ability to analyze texts, to compare ancient, medieval and early-modern philosophical tradition, to elaborate coherently their own ideas, exposing their achievements in a proper scientific language
The course aims to analyze basic notions of Hegel's Science of Logic. Especially, the Course focuses on object, framework, purpose, dialectical method, and the theory of the Beginning.