Philosophical anthropology (p)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Secondo semestre dal Feb 23, 2009 al May 30, 2009.
The course proposes to lead to a direct confrontation with some classic themes of the philosophical thinking and, on the basis of this confrontation, to stimulate and develop critical reflection and personal insight abilities.
Title: Ontology of the person and phenomenology of the otherness
What is a person? What does it consist of? How does the personal identity emerge in reality? What a relationship is there between personal and psychical identity? Is there coincidence between person and homo sapiens? The central thesis proposed in this course is that the person is a system which produces acts. The particularity of the act, however, consists in its being "comparticipating" and therefore its implicating the problem of the otherness. These arguments will be considered concerning especially the phenomenology of Max Scheler, the system theory and the new versions of ontology of the person.
Texts for the exam
Max Scheler, Essenza e forme della simpatia, Guerini, Milano 2009
G. Cusinato, La totalità incompiuta, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2008
Furthermore, two texts chosen by the student among the following list:
M. Scheler, Il valore della vita emotiva, Guerini, Milano 1999
M. Scheler, Il Formalismo, (solo la seconda parte)
L. Boella, Sentire l’altro, Milano 2006
R. de Monticelli/C. Coni, Ontologia del nuovo, Milano 2008
G. Cusinato (a cura di), Fenomenologie dell’alterità ed empatia, FrancoAngeli 2009
Maturana/Varela, Autopoiesi e cognizione, Marsilio Editori
N. Luhmann, Sistemi sociali (parti da concordare)
M. Iacoboni, I neuroni specchio, Torino 2008
G. Bateson, Mente e natura, Milano 1984
The exam will consist in an oral test. It will begin with a critical discussion of two themes chosen by the student, among those considered during the course. Assessment of the actual knowledge of the texts prepared will then follow.