Ethics and philosophy of the person
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/03 - MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Course Theme: personal identity formation.
Educational goals: to stimulate the student’s critical skills concerning the problem of personal identity formation, understood in its philosophical aspects and, in particular, moral and ethical.
In order to provide a general orientation, in the first lessons the concept of “identity formation” will be focused by exploring some classical philosophical references, particularly related to ethics and moral philosophy.
In the central part of the course the relationship between the formation of personal identity and autobiographical writing will be analysed, considering the conceptions of “writing itself” in some thinkers of the twentieth century, including Philippe Lejeune, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Foucault and Aldo Giorgio Gargani.
In the last lessons it will be outlined the case of “writing itself” typical of phenomena related to blogs and, in general, to the writing on the Internet and social networks.
- Paul Ricoeur, “L’identità narrativa” [available on-line http://www.allegoriaonline.it/PDF/8.pdf; published on “Allegoria”, n. 60, 2009, pp. 93-104];
- Michel Foucault, “Il bel rischio”, Edizioni Cronopio, Napoli 2013;
- Aldo Giorgio Gargani, “La seconda nascita”, Moretti & Vitali Editori, Bergamo 2010, solo le seguenti parti: “Sguardo e destino” (pp. 21-117) e “Il testo del tempo” (pp. 319-424).
[for this last, an alternative, but equivalent, solution is: Aldo Giorgio Gargani, “Sguardo e destino”, Editore Laterza, Roma-Bari 1988; Aldo Giorgio Gargani, “Il testo del tempo”, Editore Laterza, Roma-Bari 1992].