cod. 1004578

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Storia della filosofia e istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Learning objectives

In-depth knowledge and understanding of political philosophy, its relation to historical contexts, and its application to contemporary debates. Ability to discuss in an argumentative form the subject-matters proposed in the lessons and to critically compare the interpretations of the assigned texts. Development of communicative and learning skills, and of the ability to make autonomous judgments on political-philosophical matters.


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Course unit content

A short introduction to contemporary political philosophy. The course will deal with some main problems that have emerged within political-philosophical debates of the last thirty years, including democratic legitimacy and power, the relation between individuals and communities, recognition and domination, body politics and nature, distributive and global justice

Full programme

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The bibliography will be assigned during the course

Teaching methods

teacher up-front lesson
Guided discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will include short written exercises (reviews) on the assigned texts, and will be taken in the form of an interview regarding the texts included in the program.

Other information

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