HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY
cod. 13015

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
FABBIANELLI Faustino
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Field
Storia della filosofia e istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
Basic
60 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 Spinoza's 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 the early modern age; 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

Spinoza's Ethics.

The course will deal with the fundamental questions of this classic of philosophy: God, mind, body, emotions, freedom and necessity. Spinoza's Ethics will be framed in the historical context of contemporary philosophy, making it interact in particular with Descartes' metaphysics.

Full programme

Spinoza's Ethics.

The course will deal with the fundamental questions of this classic of philosophy: God, mind, body, emotions, freedom and necessity. Spinoza's Ethics will be framed in the historical context of contemporary philosophy, making it interact in particular with Descartes' metaphysics.

Bibliography:

Spinoza, Etica, a cura di Sergio Landucci, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2017.

Suggested texts:

1) E. Scribano, Guida alla lettura dell'Etica di Spinoza, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2008;
2) F. Mignini, L'etica di Spinoza. Introduzione alla lettura, Roma, Carocci 2002;
3) any History of Philosophy, chapters on Descartes and Spinoza.

Bibliography

Spinoza, Etica, a cura di Sergio Landucci, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2017.

Suggested texts:

1) E. Scribano, Guida alla lettura dell'Etica di Spinoza, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2008;
2) F. Mignini, L'etica di Spinoza. Introduzione alla lettura, Roma, Carocci 2002;
3) any History of Philosophy, chapters on Descartes and Spinoza.

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 exam can also be taken as a non-attending student.

The books are available on the market or in the Paolotti Library of the University of Parma.