cod. 1006607

Academic year 2016/17
2° year of course -
Academic discipline
Filosofia morale (M-FIL/03)
Discipline filosofiche
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: moral philosophy (integr)

Learning objectives

1-Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge of the structure of the main moral theories; knowwledge of the development of ethical theories in the history of philosophy and in the contemporary debate.
2-Applying knowledge and understanding
Application of the theoretical basis acquired though the analysis of the contemporary debate on educational and social problems.
3-4-5 Making judgments, communication and learning skills
Acquiring the capacities of an autonomous judgment on themes pertinent to moral and civil life and of the capacity to reason on different positions. Capacity to formulate one's own reflections in a argumentative and coherent manner


The frequency of Moral Philosophy I

Course unit content

The course will focus on some development of Aristotle's moral philosophy in the 20th century. In particular it will discuss the relation between universal reason and forms of life in M. Nussbaum's perspective

Full programme

For the whole syllabus and the teaching material consult


For a synthetic introduction to the topic, see: A. Iori, Quadro storico-critico delle interpretazioni di Aristotele nel novecento, in Storia della filosofia antica, vol.II, a cura di F. Trabattoni, Carocci, Roma 2016, pp. 273-292.
The literature will be presented at the beginning of the course

Teaching methods

Reading and interpretation of texts
Oral presentation by students on selected texts that present relevant moral problems

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be oral. The final grade is the average of the first written exam(Filosofia morale I) and the second oral exam (Filosofia morale II). The oral exam will aim to verify in particular: 1-reading comprehension of philosophical texts; 2-capacity to describe and clearly explain complex problems.

Final oral examination. The rating is determined by the average of the rating of the partial written test on the first module material (moral philosophy I) and the oral exam grade on the second module material (Moral Philosophy II). In the oral exam they are the subject of the case in particular: 1-understanding of philosophical texts; 2- ability to use an appropriate philosophical language; 3- clarity in defining and critically expose complex problems

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