HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Also considering the polemical writings against the advocates of absolute power, the course follows the evolution of Locke's thought from his initial critical stance on tolerance, to his staunch defence of the fundamental freedoms of man.
Students must have attended a course in the History of modern philosophy taught within the three-year degree (classe 29)
Course contents summary
Freedom and tolerance in John Locke.
The reference text is the Second treatise on governmentby John Locke.
Oral lecture involving reading of the text and specialist bibliography in which students can actively intervene. Written exam and final oral exam.