History of political philosophy

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with a solid basic knowledge of the history of political philosophy. Students will acquire skills in textual and conceptual analysis. They will be able to place the classics of political philosophy in their historical and philosophical contexts. They will also be able to deal with the main historiographical interpretations, showing thereby that they have acquired good hermeneutic competences.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student:

- Understands the concepts and lines of argument used by the authors;
- Knows the fundamental aspects of the history of Western political philosophy from antiquity to the contemporary period (with special focus on the classics);
- Knows the fundamental lexicon of political philosophy in its historical development;
- Understands the relationships connecting the history of political philosophy to the history of scientific thought;
- Masters the basic methodological tools of the research in political philosophy.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student:

- Can apply the understanding of concepts and argumentative forms to the analysis of complex texts written by political philosophers;
- Can apply the knowledge acquired studying specific texts and authors to the historical understanding and philosophical contextualization of other works and thinkers;
- Can apply the political-philosophical lexicon to the analysis and discussion of contemporary problems;
- Can apply the understanding of the historical relationships between political philosophy and other forms of knowledge to the analysis and discussion of texts and problems;
- Can make use of basic methodological tools and bibliographic resources to the preparation of a scientific paper in the political-philosophical domain.
Course syllabus and organization

(A)

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

(B)

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours