cod. 1005309

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Storia della filosofia
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
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Integrated course unit module: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT

Learning objectives

I. Ability to use theoretical, methodological and content knowledge about the historical-philosophical tradition in the area of contemporary philosophy (Dublin Descriptors 1: knowledge and understanding); II. ability to write papers that incorporate the acquired theoretical, historical and methodological knowledge (Dublin Descriptors 2: applying knowledge and understanding); III. independent critical engagement with conceptual material (Dublin Descriptors 3: making judgements); IV. ability to position oneself in relevant debates/traditions (Dublin Descriptors 4: communication skills); V. Development of those learning skills that are necessary for students to continue further study with a high degree of autonomy (Dublin Descriptors 5: learning skills).


No specific prerequisites required

Course unit content

Affectivity of experiences

Full programme

In the last decades, the multi-disciplinary field of the cognitive sciences has led to a general detachment from the Cartesian account of mind. Cognition is seen as embodied, essentially interconnected with the environment, embedded, affective in the new framework which we have before us. Solutions very close to those available today were presented by several authors of the German philosophy of the first decades of the 20th century (M. Scheler and M. Heidegger, for example). After an introductory part on the investigation of emotions in the history of philosophy, the course will deal with some of these authors.


M. Scheler, Essenza e forme della simpatia, a cura di L. Boella, Franco Angeli, Milano 2010

M. Heidegger, Essere e Tempo, a cura di F. Volpi, trad. it. di P. Chiodi, Longanesi, Milano 2005

A complete bibliography will be provided during the course

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and seminars

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam and short written relation

Other information

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