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Course unit
LEN1030343, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0599, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY (B)
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUCA ILLETTERATI M-FIL/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-FIL/01 Theoretical Philosophy 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 a.a.2019-2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 NUNZIANTE ANTONIO MARIA (Presidente)
ILLETTERATI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
6 commissioni a.a.2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ILLETTERATI LUCA (Presidente)
CORTI LUCA (Supplente)
5 FILOSOFIA TEORETICA (B) 2017 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ILLETTERATI LUCA (Presidente)
CORTI LUCA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: This is a preliminary course, therefore it does not have prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: The class will introduce the students to the problem of the specific nature of the “philosophical discourse”, exploring its nature and distinct characters. It will present a selection of texts from the ancient, modern and contemporary tradition, isolating various conception of the relationship between “philosophy” and “science”.

The student will acquire the following skills:

(1.) skills in conceptual analysis (capacity of isolating a philosophical problem; recognize and assess various tentative responses)

(2.) interpretative skills (capacity of understanding, interpreting and assessing a philosophical text. Capacity of historically locating the text.)

(3.) argumentative skills (capacity of isolating the relevant premises of an argument and inferring correct conclusions from them)
Examination methods: Oral exam (25 minutes c.a.)
Assessment criteria: In accordance with the above mentioned learning objectives, the exam will test the following skills:
I - capacity of isolating a philosophical problem; recognize and assess various tentative responses;
II – capacity of historically reconstructing the topics explored in class;
III- capacity of understanding, interpreting and assessing a philosophical text;
IV- capacity to isolate and discuss philosophical arguments.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the relationship between the notions of “philosophy” and “science”. We will explore various conception of such a relationship over time, highlighting the main shifts in the understanding of each notion. The course will cover authors from the Ancient, Modern and Contemporary age. Starting from the analysis of the notion of “philosophy” and “science” as it is presented by Plato, we will then dwell on Descartes Discourse on Method and finally present various models for understanding the relationship between “science” and “philosophy” in the XXth century (Vienna Cirle, Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, Sellars). be from a historic and conceptual perspective.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: This is a lecture course. Experts will give presentation on specific notions or texts that are relevant to the main objectives of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students will find the slides presented in classes, as well as some additional materials on the moodle webpage of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Platone, Repubblica. --: qualsiasi edizione, --. verranno presi i considerazione i libri V, VI e VII Cerca nel catalogo
  • Descartes, Discorso sul metodo. Roma/Bari: Laterza, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Husserl, Edmund, La filosofia come scienza rigorosa. Roma/bari: Laterza, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Carnap, Rudolf; Neurath, Otto; Hahn, Hans, La concezione scientifica del mondoil Circolo di Vienna. Roma/Bari: Laterza, 1979. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Heidegger, Martin, Sentieri interrotti. Scandicci: La nuova Italia, 1997. Del volume 'Sentieri interrotti verrà presa in considerazione solo il saggio 'L'epoca dell'immagine del mondo' Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sellars, Wilfrid, La filosofia e l'immagine scientifica dell'uomo. Roma: Armando, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, Filosofia. Roma: Donzelli, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Deleuze, Gilles; Guattari, Félix, Che cos'è la filosofia?. Torino: G. Einaudi, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Questioning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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