HISTORY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (unit A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of the fundamental lines of the history of political philosophy.
Course contents summary
What is political philosophy?
The course will be subdivided into two modules
Module A (5 credits): will be dedicated mostly to ancient thought, questioning a few classical writers (Plato, Aristotle) on the fundamental problems of the discipline, and asking ourselves which might be the contribution of the historical approach to the theoretical definition of political thought.
Module B (5 credits): will be dedicated mostly to modern thought, questioning a few classical writers (Hobbes, Rousseau) on their relationship with ancient thought.
The course envisions the activation of a seminar element.
The bibliography will be defined during the course.