Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0030 (AF:331524 AR:178020)
Blended (on campus and online classes)
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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The course is part of the political ethical area and focuses mainly on the critical analysis of some texts of contemporary moral philosophical literature, aiming to reconstruct the genesis of some of the main debates on which practical philosophy is today challenged by the world of professions, of culture and politics.
Upon completion of this course the students will be able to:

1)Identify, compare and critically analyze different ethical approaches;

2)Identify and describe moral conflicts;

3)Justify, by means of critical reason, possible solutions to moral conflicts.
There are no prerequisites.
The course will address some moral dilemmas, highlighting how the different solutions to such dilemmas often depend on the different implicit theoretical assumptions. In particular two perspectives will be compared: that of the ethics of duty and respect for the rule and that of the ethics of responsibility and of the moral consideration of the consequences of action. The texts of the debate between Immanuel Kant and Benjamin Constant on the subject of the duty to always tell the truth and those of Max Weber on the ethics of belief and responsibility will be examined, among others.
F. Turoldo, Dire la verità, Cittadella, Assisi 2018; F. Turoldo, A Short History of Bioethics, Linea, Padua 2016; I. Kant, B. Constant, Il diritto di mentire, Passigli, Firenze 2008; M. Weber, La politica come professione, Armando, Roma 1997.
Public discussion. Optional oral presentations. A final written exam, to be completed in 30 minutes, with four open-ended questions, which allow to give a free-form answer.
Lectures and debates with students.
Ca ’Foscari applies Italian law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) for the support and accommodation services available to students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities. If you have a motor, visual, hearing or other disability (Law 17/1999) or a specific learning disorder (Law 170/2010) and you require support (classroom assistance, technological aids for carrying out exams or exams individualized, accessible format material, note retrieval, specialist tutoring to support the study, interpreters or other) contact the Disability and DSA office

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

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 22/12/2020