HISTORY OF METAPHYSICS
cod. 1006274

Academic year 2018/19
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor
FABBIANELLI Faustino
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Field
Discipline filosofiche
Type of training activity
Characterising
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

By the end of the class the student will be able: 1) to know the groundlines of the debate on faith and knowledge within Classical German philosophy, read some basic texts and learn how to analyze their most important moments (1st Dublin Descriptor); 2) to apply to concrete situations and examples the methodologies and the argumentative techniques developed during German idealism; to reconstruct the genesis of the concepts under discussion (2nd Dublin Descriptor); 3) to critically analyze steps taken from the texts (3rd Descriptor of Dublin); 4) to communicate the coordinates of the philosophical debate examined in the course (4th Descriptor of Dublin); 5) to read a philosophical text highlighting the relevant logical steps (5th Descriptor of Dublin).

Prerequisites

None

Course unit content

Faith and Knowledge in German idealism

The course aims to analyze two modes of knowledge - faith and knowledge -, as they are discussed in German idealism. The most significant theoretical assumptions will be considered, highlighting the points of contact and detachment in particular. Specifically, the value attributed to the intuition, to the concept, to the logical and alogical forms of knowledge will be investigated.

Full programme

The course aims to analyze two modes of knowledge - faith and knowledge -, as they are discussed in German idealism. The most significant theoretical assumptions will be considered, highlighting the points of contact and detachment in particular. Specifically, the value attributed to the intuition, to the concept, to the logical and alogical forms of knowledge will be investigated.

Bibliography:

1) I. Kant, Critica della ragion pura, a cura di P. Chiodi, Torino, Utet, 1986 (e ristampe): Dottrina trascendentale del metodo; Sezione terza: Intorno all’opinare, al sapere e al credere, pp. 616- 623.

2) I. Kant, Critica del Giudizio, trad. it. di A. Gargiulo, riveduta da V. Verra, Roma-Bari, Laterza 1989 (e ristampe), §§ 90-91, pp. 343-358.

3) J. G. Fichte, Sul concetto della dottrina della scienza, in: Id., Dottrina della scienza, trad. it. di A. Tilgher, riveduta da F. Costa, Roma-Bari, Laterza 1987 (e ristampe), pp. 15-56.

4) J. G. Fichte, La destinazione dell’uomo, a cura di C. Cesa, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2001.

5) F. H. Jacobi, Jacobi a Fichte, in: Id., Idealismo e realismo, a cura di N. Bobbio, Torina, De Silva 1948, pp. 167-200.

6) F. H. Jacobi, Sull’impresa del criticismo di ricondurre la ragione all’intelletto e dare alla filosofia in generale un nuovo punto di vista, in: Id., Scritti kantiani, a cura di G. Sansonetti, Brescia, Morcelliana 1992, pp. 79-150.

7) G. W. F. Hegel, Fede e sapere, in: Id., Primi scritti critici, a cura di R. Bodei, Milano, Mursia 1971 (e ristampe), pp. 121-261.

The student can also read:

Filosofia classica tedesca: le parole chiave, a cura di Luca Illetterati e Paolo Giuspoli, Roma, Carocci 2016.

Students who cannot attend the course could read:

La filosofia classica tedesca, a cura di G. Cambiano, L. Fonnesu, M. Mori (= Storia della filosofia occidentale, vol. 4), Bologna, il Mulino 2014.

Bibliography

Bibliography:

1) I. Kant, Critica della ragion pura, a cura di P. Chiodi, Torino, Utet, 1986 (e ristampe): Dottrina trascendentale del metodo; Sezione terza: Intorno all’opinare, al sapere e al credere, pp. 616- 623.

2) I. Kant, Critica del Giudizio, trad. it. di A. Gargiulo, riveduta da V. Verra, Roma-Bari, Laterza 1989 (e ristampe), §§ 90-91, pp. 343-358.

3) J. G. Fichte, Sul concetto della dottrina della scienza, in: Id., Dottrina della scienza, trad. it. di A. Tilgher, riveduta da F. Costa, Roma-Bari, Laterza 1987 (e ristampe), pp. 15-56.

4) J. G. Fichte, La destinazione dell’uomo, a cura di C. Cesa, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2001.

5) F. H. Jacobi, Jacobi a Fichte, in: Id., Idealismo e realismo, a cura di N. Bobbio, Torina, De Silva 1948, pp. 167-200.

6) F. H. Jacobi, Sull’impresa del criticismo di ricondurre la ragione all’intelletto e dare alla filosofia in generale un nuovo punto di vista, in: Id., Scritti kantiani, a cura di G. Sansonetti, Brescia, Morcelliana 1992, pp. 79-150.

7) G. W. F. Hegel, Fede e sapere, in: Id., Primi scritti critici, a cura di R. Bodei, Milano, Mursia 1971 (e ristampe), pp. 121-261.

The student can also read:

Filosofia classica tedesca: le parole chiave, a cura di Luca Illetterati e Paolo Giuspoli, Roma, Carocci 2016.

Students who cannot attend the course could read:

La filosofia classica tedesca, a cura di G. Cambiano, L. Fonnesu, M. Mori (= Storia della filosofia occidentale, vol. 4), Bologna, il Mulino 2014.

Teaching methods

Lectures. Lecture and analysis of texts. Active interaction between the teacher and the students in form of
discussion of particular problems of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. Criteria of Evaluation. Less than 18: Insufficient comprehension of the topics, insufficient expository clarity and insufficient competence in the use of the philosophical vocabulary. Threshold for 18: sufficient comprehension of the topics, sufficient expository clarity and sufficient competence in the use of the philosophical vocabulary. Threshold for 24: discrete comprehension of the topics, discrete expository clarity and discrete competence in the use of the philosophical vocabulary. Threshold for 27: good comprehension of the topics, good expository clarity and good competence in the use of the philosophical vocabulary. Threshold for 30: excellent comprehension of the topics, excellent expository clarity and excellent competence in the use of the philosophical vocabulary. Threshold for 30 cum laude: as for 30, plus
elements of originality (e.g. critical assessment of the course topics) and/or particularly in-depth analysis of the course topics.

Other information

The student will find the texts in the Biblioteca Paolotti.