The course is meant to provide students with an adequate level of knowledge on key aspects of the philosophical, theological, ethical, aesthetical and political context characterizing the process of social transformation. Students are called to achieve adequate acquaintance both with philosophical language as well as with historical development of the focused topics.
- A. KENNY, A New History of Western Philosophy. Vol. III: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Oxford U.P., 2006.
- Selected texts from Kant's moral writings and from the following philosophical debate. The complete list will be presented during the course.
Knowledge: the course intends to provide students with an adequate knowledge of the basic concepts of history of philosophy. Competence: students are taught to comprehend texts and to sharpen their capacities of analysis and interpretation by comparing different historical contexts. Applying knowledge: students should become familiar both with philosophical language and as well as with valuable bibliographic resources, crucial for going in depth into the key topics of history of philosophy.
No prerequisites set.
Traditional classes (face-to-face lessons) with moderated discussions, exercise on selected texts, potential preparation of short papers.
Title of the course: "Pure Practical Reason".
Full time students must attend at least 2/3 of the lessons. Part time students need to agree their individual programmes with the teacher.
Type of Assessment
During the oral examination students will capitalise on the basic concepts of history of philosophy acquired by attending the course; they will apply their ability to analyze texts, to compare different historical contexts and to use a proper terminology.
"Pure Practical Reason". The course will focus on a wide selection of Kant's moral works and will provide a commentary of some relevant texts produced by the philosophical debate about the main issues of Kant's second Critique.