HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
A good acquaintance with XVIth-XVIIth Century discussion on ethics.Reading and learning ability, related mainly to philosophical texts; good acquaintance with philosophical terms and with different philosophical schools.
Contextual processing of assimilated notions: a) in coeval philosophical discussions; b) in other fields such as scientific, literary, artistic. Writing in clear and argued form of papers on philosophical texts and problems.
Gaining abilities in doing research through the acquaintance with the sources and the main bibliographical instruments. Reaching a good niveau of personal judgement.
Enhancing arguing ability to present and convey the philosophical topics.
A sufficient acquaintance with the history of modern philosophy
Course contents summary
Schopenhauer’s criticism against Kant’s ethics.
A. Schopenhauer, Il mondo come volontà e rappresentazione, Appendice. Critica della filosofia kantiana, ed. a cura di S. Giametta, Milano, Bompiani, 2006 ("Il pensiero occidentale"), pp.800-1015.
Assessment methods and criteria
paper and oral examination
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