cod. 1009181

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - Second semester
- Antonino FALDUTO
Academic discipline
Filosofia morale (M-FIL/03)
Istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

(a) Acquisition of basic knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the
history of moral philosophy. (b) Acquisition of critical tools for the
understanding and the analysis of philosophical texts in moral
philosophy. (c) Acquisition of abilities to construct and communicate
argumentative reasoning related to the moral philosophical concepts
treated in the context of the course


Good knowledge of the moral philosophy of the Enlightenment. In order to be prepared to the discussion during classes, the reading of a handbook on
history of modern philosophy is recommended, and in particular chapter 1 of Luca Fonnesu, Storia dell’etica contemporanea. Da Kant alla filosofia
analitica, Roma, Carocci 2006 (i.e. the chapter dedicated to Kant’s ethics).

Course unit content

The course will focus on Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason

Full programme

The course will focus on Kant’s second Critique. Particular topics include Kant’s reconciliation of freedom and determinism, the unity of theoretical and practical reason, and the motivational theory of human action.


Course text: I. Kant, Critica della ragion pratica. Transl. F. Capra (1909);
rev. transl. by E. Garin (1971), new intr. by S. Landucci. Roma/Bari,
Laterza 1997 (10. ed. 2019)
Further recommended readings:
L. W. Beck: A Commentary on Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason.
Chicago, The University of Chicago Press 1960.
O. Höffe: Immanuel Kant: Kritik der praktischen Vernunft. Berlin,
Akademie Verlag 2002 (2. ed.: 2011).
S. Landucci, La Critica della ragion pratica di Kant. Introduzione alla
lettura. Roma, Carocci 1993 (new ed. 2011).
A. Reath – J. Timmermann (eds.): Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason: A
Critical Guide. Cambridge/New York, Cambridge University Press 2010.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminar-style discussions

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.
Criteria of Evaluation.
Less than 18: Insufficient comprehension of the topics, insufficient
expository clarity and insufficient competence in the use of thephilosophical 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
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

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