The course is divided into two parts : the first is a general introduction to
the semantics of the terms and the form of statements of the
philosophical/moral language , and an analysis of the main philosophical
positions, both of normative ethics and of meta-ethics, in the
contemporary debate. The second part is devoted to reading and
commenting, even in the form of exercise, classical texts of moral
philosophy. Title: sociability, equality, history The examination program
will be promptly communicated. TITLE OF THE COURSE: Sociability,
equality, history Introductory texts and manuals: - Demetrio Neri,
Filosofia morale. Manuale introduttivo, Milano, Guerini, 2013. Classical
texts: A) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Scritti politici 1, a cura di E. e M. Garin,
Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005: 1) Introduzione di Eugenio Garin (pp. V-XCI); 2)
Discorso sulle scienze e sulle arti, pp. 1-27 and pp. 98-103; 3) Discorso
sull'origine e i fondamenti della disuguaglianza, pp. 117-244 and pp. 261-272. B) Immanuel Kant, Scritti di storia, politica e diritto, a cura di F.
Gonnelli, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1995: 1) Idea per una storia universale dal
punto di vista cosmopolitico, pp. 29-44; 2) Risposta alla domanda: cos'è
illuminismo?, pp. 45-52; 3) Inizio congetturale della storia degli uomini,pp. 103-117; 4) Sul detto comune: questo può essere giusto in teoria, ma non vale per la prassi, pp. 123-161; 5) Per la pace perpetua, pp. 163-207.
These texts do not necessarily correspond to the examination program,
which will still be promptly communicated.
The course aims to introduce students to the language and the problems
of moral philosophy .
The course is a first level one.
Lectures and exercises on texts
The course (POM, 72 hours = 36 lectures) will take place in the first part
of the second semester, a. y. 2020/2021 (22.02.2021 - 28/05.2021). It is recalled that the examination is open to students who have attended. Particular cases of very discontinuous attendance cases
are to be discussed with the professor during office hours.
Type of Assessment
Written paper and/or oral examination. Required skills: a) knowledge of
the texts; b) ability to make connections between the various parts that
make up the exam; c) control of the philosophical lexicon.
In this academic year the monographic part of the course will be devoted
to the following concepts: sociality (sociability), equality, history. During
the lessons further bibliographical references will be given. The official
examination program will be promptly communicated.