CLASSICAL GERMAN PHILOSOPHY
cod. 1006358

Academic year 2017/18
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor
FABBIANELLI Faustino
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Field
Storia della filosofia
Type of training activity
Characterising
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

By the end of the class the student will be able:
1) to discuss the philosophical debate on the concept of reality within classical german philosophy;
2) to apply the methodologies and arguments of classical german philosophy to specific situations and examples;
3) to analyze passages from texts of classical german philosophy;
4) to communicate the groundlines of the philosophical debate discussed during the course;
5) to read a philosophical text and to highlight its most important logical passages.

Prerequisites

None

Course unit content

Reality and realism within classical german philosophy.

Aim of the course is to analyze some classical german theories concerning the concept of reality. In particular, the course aims to show the fundamental differences between transcendental (Kant, Fichte) and not trascendental theories (Jacobi, Hegel), with regard to the the concepts of subject and object, to the definition of the object as well as to the categories of the thinking that should analyze and investigate the world.

Full programme

Reality and realism within classical german philosophy

Aim of the course is to analyze some of the most important classical german theories on the concept of reality. In particular, the course aims to show the fundamental differences between transcendental (Kant, Fichte) and not trascendental theories (Jacobi, Hegel), with regard to the the concepts of subject and object, to the definition of the object as well as to the categories of the thinking that should analyze and investigate the world.

Literature

1) I. Kant, Critica della ragion pura, a cura di P. Chiodi, Torino, Utet 1986 (or other edition): Quarto paralogismo: della idealità (del rapporto esterno), Confutazione dell’idealismo.

2) F.H. Jacobi, David Hume e la fede o idealismo e realismo. Dialogo, in: Id., Idealismo e realismo, a cura di N. Bobbio, Torino, De Silva 1948.

3) F.H. Jacobi, Sull’idealismo trascendentale, in: Id., Scritti kantiani, a cura di G. Sansonetti, Brescia, Morcelliana 1992, pp. 67-77.

4) J.G. Fichte, Fondamento dell’intera dottrina della scienza, a cura di G. Boffi, Milano, Bompiani 2003 (or other edition): Parte terza, § 5.

5) G.W.F. Hegel, Fenomenologia dello spirito, traduzione di E. De Negri, a cura di G. Cantillo, Roma, Ezioni di Storia e Letteratura 2008, vol. 1: Prefazione.


The student can also read:

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

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

Students who cannot attend the lecture could read the following Introductions (Roma-Bari, Laterza, different years of publication):
1) A. Guerra, Introduzione a Kant;
2) C. Cesa, Introduzione a Fichte;
3) M. Ivaldo, Introduzione a Jacobi;
4) V. Verra, Introduzione a Hegel.

Bibliography

Literature

1) I. Kant, Critica della ragion pura, a cura di P. Chiodi, Torino, Utet 1986 (or other edition): Quarto paralogismo: della idealità (del rapporto esterno), Confutazione dell’idealismo.

2) F.H. Jacobi, David Hume e la fede o idealismo e realismo. Dialogo, in: Id., Idealismo e realismo, a cura di N. Bobbio, Torino, De Silva 1948.

3) F.H. Jacobi, Sull’idealismo trascendentale, in: Id., Scritti kantiani, a cura di G. Sansonetti, Brescia, Morcelliana 1992, pp. 67-77.

4) J.G. Fichte, Fondamento dell’intera dottrina della scienza, a cura di G. Boffi, Milano, Bompiani 2003 (or other edition): Parte terza, § 5.

5) G.W.F. Hegel, Fenomenologia dello spirito, traduzione di E. De Negri, a cura di G. Cantillo, Roma, Ezioni di Storia e Letteratura 2008, vol. 1: Prefazione.


The student can also read:

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

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

Students who cannot attend the lecture could read the following Introductions (Roma-Bari, Laterza, different years of publication):
1) A. Guerra, Introduzione a Kant;
2) C. Cesa, Introduzione a Fichte;
3) M. Ivaldo, Introduzione a Jacobi;
4) V. Verra, Introduzione a Hegel.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars (1: discussion of texts and arguments of the course; 2 students’
presentations consisting in a critical account of a chapter or parts of book in bibliography).

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; the teacher will make the literature avaliable to the students during the course or in the platform Elly.