20704283 - STORIA DELL'ETICA

The course of History of Ethics is part of the program in Philosophy (BA level) and is included among the characterizing training activities. The objective of the course is to provide knowledge of the basic issues of moral philosophy from both the theoretical and the historical point of view.
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to acquire the following skills:
- Critical thinking regarding some of the main issues of the history and theory of moral philosophy;
- Language and argumentation skills connected with the issues discussed in the course.

DE CARO MARIO

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Programme

This course will investigate how the major philosophical conceptions have dealt with the main moral problems. Such conceptions will be analyzed from both the historical and the theoretical points of view, also considering their metaphysical substratum.

The classic that will be studied in the course will be Wittgenstein's essay on free will.

Core Documentation

Students who attend the course
1. Wittgenstein, Causa ed effetto. Lezioni sulla libertà del volere, Einaudi (only the "Lezioni sulla libertà del volere")
2. De Caro - Magni - Vaccarezza, Le sfide dell'etica, Mondadori
3. De Caro, Realtà


Students who do not attend the course
1. Wittgenstein, Causa ed effetto. Lezioni sulla libertà del volere, Einaudi (the whole book)
2. De Caro - Magni - Vaccarezza, Le sfide dell'etica, Mondadori
3. De Caro, Realtà

Type of delivery of the course

If the emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemics, we'll follow our university's recommendation regarding teaching and evaluation. In particular, teaching will be online with the means suggested by the university and the oral exams will be done by using Microsoft Teams

Type of evaluation

Oral exam