Biopolitics: bodies, health and food

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/05
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with a firm grasp of the ethical and political implications concerning contemporary conceptions of human bodies, human health, and foods. The acquired competences and notions foster abstract reasoning directed to improve decisional procedures in public and private enterprises concerning food politics, food ethics, and the governance of health.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student has acquired a general understanding of the problems and notions that characterize current bioethical and biopolitical debates concerning human bodies, human health, and food. In addition, the student understands a body of philosophical arguments, can outline possible objections to these arguments and possible solutions to those objections. At the end of the course, the student is able to foresee conceptual problems concerning human bodies, human health, and food, to suggest plausible solutions to those problems and to spell out such solutions in details.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First trimester
M-FIL/05 - PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Borghini Andrea
Professor(s)
Reception:
Ice Courtyard, Attic.