The course of Political Philosophy is part of the program in Philosophy (BA) and it is included among the basic training activities. The Course provides an introduction to the main authors in Political philosophy. Each year the Course will focus on one specific author. Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in class debates and argumentations both from a theoretical and a historical-philosophical perspective. The Course is intended to the acquisition of analytical and interpretative conceptual tools in Political philosophy, both in reading and in debating. At the end of the course the student will acquire:
-) Ability to analyze and interpret philosophical texts;
-) Properties of language and argumentation;
-) Ability to contextualize the acquired knowledge in the Philosophical debate.


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On "The climate of laws".
Montesquieu is a classic whose work - The Spirit of the Laws as well as the Persian Letters - can respond to the contemporary need for a redefinition of politics, as the sphere of interaction between human and non-human forces and for a recognition of the processes that constitute the human itself.

Core Documentation

Lo spirito delle leggi (selected chapters)
Lettere persiane (selected chapters)

Type of delivery of the course

The course will develop in lectures and commentaries on texts

Type of evaluation

Final oral exam. For Erasmus students the exam can be held in their native language or in English