22910191 - Moral philosophy

The priority objective of the course is to encourage the consideration on the moral experience, that means on the ethical quality of the human action, naturally oriented to the happiness.

The educational objectives of the course (according to the Dublin descriptors) are the following:

Knowledge and understanding
the critical understanding of the main concepts of philosophical ethics, both in their historical development and in the theoretical dimension and in connections with other disciplines and research fields (psychology, human sciences, education sciences, artistic disciplines). For this reason the course aims to: 1. Retrace the salient moments and prominent figures for the development of ethical reflection; 2. Analyze the main concepts of ethics: moral experience, conscience, freedom, virtue, law.

Ability to apply knowledge:
-ability to use bibliographic tools and reference works for understanding texts of moral philosophy;
-ability to apply text reading methods.

Autonomy of judgment
-ability to formulate a reasoned judgment on questions of moral philosophy;
-establish relationship between ethics and educational sciences; identify the ethical principles that characterize the autonomy and responsibility in professional and social life.

Acquisition of communication skills
-practicing philosophical discussion as an exercise of respectful dialogue and critical argumentation.

Learning skills
-possess an adequate analysis methodology, using the tools of scientific research.


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Fruizione: 22910128 Filosofia morale in Scienze dell'educazione per Educatori e Formatori L-19 RUSSO MARIA TERESA


1. General part
a) Moral, ethos, ethics, metaethics: terminological clarifications
b) Human person as a moral subject and the pursuit of happiness
c) The development of the moral conscience
d) Being free: what does this mean?

2. Monographic Part

a) The notion of virtue and its rediscovery in contemporary philosophy
b) Moral questions through literature
c) Education and virtue

Testi Adottati

M.T. RUSSO-L.VALERA, Invito al ben-essere, Aracne, Roma 2015
P. RICCI SINDONI, L'altro, Messaggero, Padova 2016
M. T. RUSSO, Esperienza ed esemplarità morale. Rileggere Le due fonti della morale e della religione di Bergson, ETS, Pisa 2017
M. SCHELER, Modelli e capi, Franco Angeli, Milano 2011
Bibliography online

Modalità Erogazione

-Frontal lessons - Individual and group exercises - Case analysis -Videos, documentaries and movies In the event of an extension of the health emergency from COVID-19, all the provisions that regulate the procedures for student evaluation will be implemented.

Modalità Valutazione

The exam consists of two or three written tests: one in the middle of the course and one at the end, consisting of 30 questions (open questions, closed questions and definitions). The final grade will be awarded out of thirty, according to the marks obtained in the tests. The evaluation of the student’s group works will be considered seriously and will be added a 10% to the final score. In the event of an extension of the health emergency from COVID-19, all the provisions that regulate the procedures for student evaluation will be implemented. In particular, the methods of evaluation will be applied through pre-arranged online systems.