20710410 - PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

The course on Philosophical Anthropology is part of the program in Philosophy (BA level) and is included among the complementary training activities. The goal of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of some essential themes and methods of Philosophical Anthropology. Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to discuss and develop arguments both in a philosophical and historical framework. By the end of the course, students are supposed to have acquired the following skills: (1) advanced critical thinking and ability to contextualize the themes discussed during the course; (2) advanced language and argumentation skills in relation to the topics discussed during the course; (3) capacity to read and analyse philosophical sources and the relevant critical debate.

BONICALZI SOFIA

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Programme

The course will present and discuss some basic notions of philosophical anthropology, a discipline that focuses on the investigation of the central aspects of what it is to be human. The first part of the course aims at providing an overview of classic questions in philosophical anthropology. The second part will focus on the themes of personal identity and the relation with others in the contemporary debate.

Core Documentation

FOR STUDENTS WHO ATTEND THE COURSE, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:
1. M. Montaigne (1580). “Delle carrozze”, in M. Montaigne, Saggi, Tutte le edizioni
2. M. Montaigne (1580). “I selvaggi”, in M. Montaigne, Saggi, Tutte le edizioni
3. T. Todorov (1984/2014). La conquista dell’America. Il problema dell’altro, Einaudi
4. Booklet including short excerpts from various texts, including: I. Kant (1798/2010). Antropologia dal punto di vista pragmatico, Einaudi; M. Scheler (1928/2006). La posizione dell'uomo nel cosmo, Armando; A. Gehlen (1940/2010). L’uomo. La sua natura e il suo posto nel mondo, Mimesis; S. Landucci (2014). I filosofi e i selvaggi, Einaudi; A. Campodonico (2013). L'uomo. Lineamenti di antropologia filosofica, Rubbettino

FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE COURSE, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:
1. M. Montaigne (1580). “Delle carrozze”, in M. Montaigne, Saggi, All editions
2. M. Montaigne (1580). “I selvaggi”, in M. Montaigne, Saggi, All editions
3. T. Todorov (1984/2014). La conquista dell’America. Il problema dell’altro, Einaudi
4. Booklet including short excerpts from various texts, including: I. Kant (1798/2010). Antropologia dal punto di vista pragmatico, Einaudi; M. Scheler (1928/2006). La posizione dell'uomo nel cosmo, Armando; A. Gehlen (1940/2010). L’uomo. La sua natura e il suo posto nel mondo, Mimesis; S. Landucci (2014). I filosofi e i selvaggi, Einaudi; A. Campodonico (2013). L'uomo. Lineamenti di antropologia filosofica, Rubbettino
5. S. Landucci (2014). I filosofi e i selvaggi, Einaudi

Type of delivery of the course

The course will be held in presence. Detailed information about the course will be made available on the "Announcements" section of the philosophical anthropology Moodle channel. Attending and non attending students are invited to subscribe to the channel. If the emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemics continues, we'll follow our University's recommendation regarding the teaching procedures.

Attendance

Attendance in not mandatory but strongly recommended. The program for students who do not attend classes includes some additional texts.

Type of evaluation

The verification of learning will take place via an oral exam. If the emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemics continues, we'll follow our University's recommendation regarding evaluation. In particular, the exam will be done via the platform Microsoft Teams.