cod. 1011651

Academic year 2024/25
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Filosofia teoretica (M-FIL/01)
Istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Learn the theoretical rudiments of philosophical hermeneutics.
Acquire knowledge of key concepts of the contemporary philosophical lexicon


A good knowledge of the history of Modern Philosophy (Hume, Kant, Hegel) and of Contemporary Philosophy with attention to Phenomenology and Existentialism may be useful (but not essential).

Course unit content

In the first part of the course, the project of a phenomenological ontology in a hermeneutic key will be presented in its general features, as introduced by Heidegger in Being and Time (1927) and Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics (1929). As a counterpoint to Heidegger's proposal, we’ll analyse Deleuze’s interpretation of Hume's philosophy (Empiricism and subjectivity, 1953). 

Full programme



Bibliography (Mandatory Textes)
M. Heidegger, Essere e tempo, tr. it. P. Chiodi, rev. F. Volpi, Longanesi, Milano, 2005, §§ 1-7, pp. 13-55 (parti scelte).
M. Heidegger, Kant e il problema della metafisica, tr. it. M.E. Reina, rev. V. Verra, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2006, §§ 36-45, pp. 178-211 (parti scelte).
G. Deleuze, Empirismo e soggettività (1953), ed. it. a cura di A. Vinale, Napoli, Cronopio, 2000. (testo integrale)

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and seminars.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of an oral communication in which the student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the topics and authors addressed, starting from the in-depth knowledge of the mandatory texts indicated in the exam bibliography. 

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