HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - (MO-RE)
cod. 1008562

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Antonello LA VERGATA
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Field
Storia della filosofia
Type of training activity
Characterising
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: UNIMORE
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Students should acquire:
knowledge on the subject of the course and instruments enabling to expand them independently;
ability to analyse texts critically and to discuss different theses and opinions, thereby improving their independence of thought and critical thinking;
ability to communicate acquired knowledge clearly even to a non–specialist public, and to apply them to other contexts of discourse.

Prerequisites

No formal requirement. It would, however, be better if students had some general information on major
philosophical currents from the Enlightenment to the late 19th century.

Course unit content

Concepts, ideas and images of nature and evironment in modern and contemporary culture, from the Enlightenment to environmental philosophies.

Full programme

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Bibliography

1) J.D. Passmore, Man's responsibility for nature (1974; Italian translation, La nostra responsabilità per la natura, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1991;
R. Bondí and A. La Vergata, Natura, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014.

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2) choice between

a) D. Worster, Storia delle idee ecologiche, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1994

and

b) S. Iovino, Filosofie dell’ambiente. Natura, etica, società, Roma, Carocci, 2004;
and S. Pollo, La morale della natura, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008.

Further reading will, if necessary, be suggested during the course. Some supplementary texts will be provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

No formal requirement. It would, however, be better if students had some general information on major
philosophical currents from the Enlightenment to the late 19th century.

Assessment methods and criteria

The paper will be evaluated in the oral examination on the contents of the course.
Final marks will be determined by marks for paper (50%) and marks for oral examination (50%).
Both papers and general discussion will be graded according to the following criteria:
a) knowledge of texts and authors
b) clear presentation;
c) ability of critical analysis
d) ability to contextualise.

Other information

Teaching activities will take place in the Dipartimento di Studi linguistici e culturali dell'Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Largo S. Eufemia 19, 41121 Modena.
In case of resurgence of Covid pandemics, lectures will be held via streaming and video- recorded. Students will be informed of decisions taken by the above mentioned Department.