|Academic year||2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY|
|Course code||LT9025 (AF:281413 AR:177826)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||M-FIL/01|
|Moodle||Go to Moodle page|
(1) learn to read a classic text with the necessary historiographic awareness and the necessary critical sense of the multiplicity of meanings;
(2) open up the students' cultural horizon in order for them to learn how not to absolutize the present and not to take dominant interpretations as the only possible ones.
By placing the question 'what is justice?' in the foreground, Socrates does not simply let emerge the scientific rigor of philosophy, but he also puts the latter in a dramatic contrast with the political-social game of current opinions.
Justice as harmony of the parts that make up the whole.
As Martin Heidegger says in "Contributions to philosophy", «Plato was never 'idealist', but, rather, 'realist'». How is it possible that, by contrast, modernity conceives a just state as an utopia or an unreal ideal?
Hannah Arendt, “Socrates”, in Id., “The Promise of Politics”, Schocken Books, New York 2005, pp. 5-39 [available on Moodle];
R. Kraut (edited by), “Plato’s Republic. Critical Essays”, Rowman & Littlefield, New York-Oxford 1997, only the following chapters: 3 (Taylor), 4 (Williams), 9 (Annas); BAUM 184 KRAUR P
Karl Popper, “The Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume One: The Spell of Plato”, only the Chapter n. 6: “Totalitarian Justice”, Routledge, London 1945/2005, pp. 91-126; BAUM 193 POPPK OPE 1
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This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development