cod. 1005303

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Storia della filosofia
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT

Learning objectives

A good acquaintance with XVIth-XVIIth Century discussion on ethics.Reading and learning ability, related mainly to philosophical texts; good acquaintance with philosophical terms and with different philosophical schools.
Contextual processing of assimilated notions: a) in coeval philosophical discussions; b) in other fields such as scientific, literary, artistic. Writing in clear and argued form of papers on philosophical texts and problems.
Gaining abilities in doing research through the acquaintance with the sources and the main bibliographical instruments. Reaching a good niveau of personal judgement.
Enhancing arguing ability to present and convey the philosophical topics.


A sufficient acquaintance with the history of modern philosophy

Course unit content

Schopenhauer’s criticism against Kant’s ethics.

Full programme

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A. Schopenhauer, Il mondo come volontà e rappresentazione, Appendice. Critica della filosofia kantiana, ed. a cura di S. Giametta, Milano, Bompiani, 2006 ("Il pensiero occidentale"), pp.800-1015.

Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

paper and oral examination

Other information

news and research materials on the course's web site