PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire not only specific knowledge but mainly a method of analysis of phylosophical texts.
Course contents summary
During the last decades we have witnessed the growing in popularity of the "end of history" mythologem, according to which historical time has entered a stationary state. The birth and consequent spread of such mythologem are due to the establishment of a model of comprehensive rationality we can refer to as "neoliberal". The course will analyze the aforementioned model by isolating three of its core elements: the concept of human history, relations between politics and economics and the form of individual produced by the system.
P. Dardot-C. Laval, La nuova ragione del mondo. Critica della razionalità neoliberista, DeriveApprodi
M. Foucault, Nascita della biopolitica. Corso al Collège de France (1978 1979), Feltrinelli
Frontal lesson and seminars
Assessment methods and criteria