20710179 - PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

The course of Philosophy of History is part of the program in Philosophy (BA level) and is included among the characterising training activities. The objective of the course is to provide knowledge of the basic issues of the philosophy of history (philosophical debates, historical and intellectual background). At the end of this course, the student will have obtained:
- Knowledge of the main theoretical questions of philosophy of history and of the related ethical-political questions ;
- Knowledge of some reference texts of philosophy of history and the relative debates;
- Knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary issues connected to the relation between philosophy and history.
Among the abilities to apply knowledge and understanding, the student will have obtained the ability to focus on theoretical issues and develop arguments regarding the problems of philosophy of history and the related philosophical-political and ethical problems.

TAGLIACOZZO TAMARA

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Programme

Benjamins messianic philosophy of history..

The class will study Benjamin "On the concept of history" and other texts related like the "Theological-political Fragment" (1921), confronted with the theory of messianism of Gershom Schole,

Core Documentation



Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 4, 1938-1940 First Edition
T. Tagliacozzo, Knowledge, Language and Messianism in the Philosophy of Walter Benjamin, Rowmann and Littlefield, London-New York 2018.

Reference Bibliography

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 4, 1938-1940 First Edition T. Tagliacozzo, Knowledge, Language and Messianism in the Philosophy of Walter Benjamin, Rowmann and Littlefield, London-New York 2018.

Type of delivery of the course

Classes. Discussion. If the emergency Covid will continue, classes and exames will be on Microsoft Teams.

Type of evaluation

Oral examination