Foundations of ethics

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the knowledge of fundamental theoretical points, vocabulary and the main argumentative processes of moral philosophy, as well as the knowledge of concepts and problems of one or more specific areas of philosophical and moral discussion, also in reference to the historical and cultural context.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course students will be able to:
Identify the fundamental theoretical points of the philosophical thought in the ethical field in its different forms and traditions
Present the main concepts and problems relevant to the status and method of moral Philosophy, Ethics and Theory of values
Exemplify the arguments found in both texts and works
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course students will be able to:
Use the main conceptual contributions of the philosophical thought in the ethical field
Analyze the reasons and arguments of the main philosophical contributions that have been tackled
Apply their knowledge of concepts and problems to the specific areas of moral philosophy
Course syllabus and organization

[A-K]

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
In the first part will be provided an essential knowledge of the foundations of ethics, with attention to the theoretical cores and argumentative procedures. In the second and third part will be considered two major stages of philosophical-moral reflection, which lead us to the controversies and problems of our present day
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is needed.
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Programma da 9 CFU
Aristotele, Etica nicomachea, a cura di C. Natali, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2005.
I. Kant, Fondazione della metafisica dei costumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2005.
F. Nietzsche, Genealogia della morale, Adelphi, Milano 1984.

Programma da 6 CFU
Aristotele, Etica nicomachea, Bompiani, Milano 2000
I. Kant, Fondazione della metafisica dei costumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2005.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final examination consists of an oral exam. The purpose of the oral exam will be to test the knowledge and skills acquired by students in light of the course topics. Evaluation criteria: 1) knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the topics discussed during the course (exposition); 2) ability to exemplify concepts (understanding); 3) capacity of use and apply concepts (development); 4) use of language.
Unita' didattica
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

[L-Z]

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
During the ongoing covid emergency, the course syllabus will be maintained with the following changes made to enhance the effectiveness of the online version of the course, which was originally designed for face-to-face teaching.
The lessons will be held in dual mode. The face-to-face lessons will allow the participation of students connected with MSTeams as well as students in the classroom.
The recordings of the lessons will remain available [for 24 hours / until the Monday of the following week / until the end of the lessons / for the entire semester / for the entire academic year]
Online environments used:
[Ariel /Moodle: link]
Teams keycode: 5agf3pi
Students wishing to participate in face-to-face lessons must refer to the following University provisions: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/following-your-…
Students wishing to participate in MSTeams lessons must refer to the following technical guides: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/student-services/technology-and-online-se…
To participate in the exam sessions, students must refer to the following provisions:
https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/following-your-…
Course syllabus
The first part of the course will be dedicated to the historical and conceptual aspects of the discipline. Then the course will focus on the development and establishment of the detention as the primary punitive form. Finally, the course will conclude by highlighting the social and racial aspects tied to mass incarceration.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is needed.
Teaching methods
Lectures
Debates
Teaching Resources
9 cfu
● G. Mormino, Storia della filosofia morale
● B. Dreisinger, Incarcerazioni di massa. Un viaggio alla ricerca della giustizia
● M. Foucault, Sorvegliare e punire. Nascita della prigione
● A. Davis, Aboliamo le prigioni?
● C. Dickens, America
6 cfu
● G. Mormino, Storia della filosofia morale
● B. Dreisinger, Incarcerazioni di massa. Un viaggio alla ricerca della giustizia
● M. Foucault, Sorvegliare e punire. Nascita della prigione
N. B. All students will have to listen the recordings of the lessons, which will be available on ARIEL.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final examination consists of an oral exam. The purpose of the oral exam will be to test the knowledge and skills acquired by students in light of the course topics. Evaluation criteria: 1) knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the topics discussed during the course (exposition); 2) ability to exemplify concepts (understanding); 3) capacity of use and apply concepts (development); 4) use of language.
Unita' didattica
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours