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Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. 1A Sep 23, 2024 Oct 31, 2024
Sem. 1B Nov 11, 2024 Dec 21, 2024
Sem. 2A Feb 17, 2025 Mar 29, 2025
Sem. 2B Apr 7, 2025 May 24, 2025
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Jan 7, 2025 Feb 15, 2025

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B E F G L M O P R S T

Badino Massimiliano

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Bernini Lorenzo

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
M-FIL/03

2° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
6
F
-
Final exam
18
E
-
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B
M-FIL/03
It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Training
6
F
-
Final exam
18
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
1 module among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
3 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
3 modules among the following
6
B
M-FIL/01
Between the years: 1°- 2°
2 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Foreing language (B1 if 2nd language, B2 if 2nd language)
6
F
-
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Teaching code

4S011619

Credits

6

Coordinator

Davide Bondì

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Courses Single

Authorized

The teaching is organized as follows:

Lezione

Credits

4

Period

Sem. 2B

Academic staff

Davide Bondì

Esercitazione

Credits

2

Period

Sem. 2B

Academic staff

Davide Bondì

Learning objectives

The course aims to promote knowledge of the philosophies that occurred in Italy, choosing, from year to year, individual voices, texts or currents in a very broad time span, ranging from Humanism to contemporary debate. Students are expected to acquire the ability to read and understand the sources, assimilate their terminology and establish relationships between ideas and historical contexts. The expected learning outcomes are: - Knowledge: 1) Knowledge and ability to understand the major exponents of Italian philosophy; 2) Knowledge and ability to understand some of the most important texts of Italian thought; 3) Knowledge and ability to understand the theoretical proposals of the national tradition in their relations with European philosophy - Skills: 1) Application of acquired knowledge and comprehension skills to the critical reading and commentary of philosophical texts belonging to the tradition in question, evidenced by the acquisition of appropriate vocabulary and the ability to identify interpretive problems and propose possible solutions; 2) Development of autonomous judgment and independent reasoning skills; 3) Development of communication skills in the following activities: participating in guided discussions, expounding one's own ideas and defending them with arguments, and possibly presenting short papers in class; 4) Development of independent learning skills through appropriate methodology of study and interpretation of texts.

Prerequisites and basic notions

Fundamental notions of modern and contemporary philosophy acquired with the Bachelor's degree.

Program

Antonio Gramsci's 'Philosophy of praxis'.
The course aims to offer a reconstruction of the main theoretical nuclei of Antonio Gramsci's philosophy of praxis with regard to its genesis and structure.
I PART (LECTURES)
a) In order to grasp the genesis of the philosophy of praxis, the process of reworking Marx's philosophy through the distancing from the traditional conception of historical materialism and the criticism of Benedetto Croce's and Giovanni Gentile's approaches will be retraced. Gramsci's intellectual development will also be placed in the context of the major historical-political turning points of the first half of the 20th century, in particular the Bolshevik Revolution, the founding of the Communist Party of Italy, the rise of Fascism and the resistance against its assertion.
b): the clarification of the theoretical structure of the philosophy of praxis will be flanked by the elucidation of the main notions brought into focus in the Prison Notebooks and the Letters from Prison: "ideology", "hegemony", "civil society", "passive revolution", "historical bloc", "common sense and common sense", "subalternity", "democracy".
II PART (EXERCISES)
Seminar discussions and writing exercises will be organised (see teaching methods) aimed at deepening the aforementioned notions through the reconstruction of textual references (not easy to identify in the workshop of the Notebooks) and following their developments in contemporary philosophical debate (Louis Althusser, Michel de Certeau, Michel Foucault, Max Horkheimer, Fredric Jameson).
It is a matter of rereading the highest expression of Western theoretical Marxism by freeing it from later political appropriations and showing its heuristic and critical efficacy with respect to contemporary processes, as shown by the assimilation of that categorical apparatus in postcolonial studies, in Subaltern studies, in the reflection on democracy from below and in research on ideology.

Bibliography

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Didactic methods

The course will be held in accordance with the University provisions on COVID-19. The course will be divided into two parts: 24 hours of lectures (=4 CFU) and 24 hours of exercises (=2 CFU). Only the frontal lessons will be recorded and made available online. In the first part of the course (a, b), the teacher will provide the historical, theoretical and historiographical coordinates relating to the chosen theme according to a traditional method of presentation, always open to discussion and the active participation of the students. In the second part of the course, the teaching method will be declined in a seminar sense with discussions initially guided by the teacher, reports by the students and/or group work. The ways of interaction and collaboration between the teacher and the students, but above all between the students themselves, will in any case be subject to experimentation and possible redefinition during the lessons, in the light of the number of attending students, their possible proposals and specific training needs. The active and effective contribution of the students will be a crucial factor in the co-construction of the common path. Non-attending students must contact the teacher to agree on alternative and substitute teaching/learning methods.

Learning assessment procedures

Oral exam for the first part of the course + exercises (or substitute activity) for the second part of the course. The oral exam will be the same for attending and non-attending students, and will focus on: 1) the exposition and commentary of a text taken from the Letters from prison or from the prison notebooks, relevant to the notions and themes taken into consideration in the lessons (a, b). The list of §§ of Q10 (The philosophy of B. Croce) and Q11 (Introduction to philosophy) commented will be published in the moodle platform at the end of the course (reference ed.: Gerratana, Einaudi 1975), exactly like the list of letters. 2) On the complete reading of G. Cospito, Introduction to Gramsci, the melangolo, Genoa 2015 (or reprints) 3) On a book chosen from the following (only the indicated pages): - Michele Ciliberto, La factory dei Quaderni. Studies on Gramsci, Edizioni della Normale, Pisa 2020, pp. 21-157; - Franco Fergnani, Antonio Gramsci. The philosophy of praxis in the prison notebooks, Unicopli, Milan 2011 (full reading); - Michele Maggi, The philosophy of the revolution. Gramsci, European culture and war, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, Rome 2008, pp. 7-34, 109-201; - Marcello Montanari, Gramsci's revisionism. The philosophy of praxis between Marx and Croce, Biblion editions, Milan 2016, pp. 13-58, 83-114, 171-202; - Marcello Mustè, Marxism and philosophy of praxis, Viella, Rome 2018, pp. 175-321; - Leonardo Paggi, The strategies of power in Gramsci, Editori Riuniti, Rome 1984, pp. 3-54, 387-494. The exercises carried out in class will be sufficient to establish the corresponding grade for the attending students. The testing methods for non-attending students will be clarified with the teacher during the interview aimed at also agreeing on alternative and substitute teaching/learning methods.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation criteria will be the following: 1) knowledge of the key notions and understanding of the related problems; 2) ability to present clearly; 3) ability to analyze texts using appropriate vocabulary; 4) autonomy of thought; 5) active participation and evidence of effective improvement (exercises).

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final grade will be expressed out of thirty and will be the result of the weighted average of the assessments obtained in the two parts of the course.

Exam language

Italiano/Italian. Studenti Erasmus incoming possono chiedere di sostenere l’esame in inglese o in tedesco. Erasmus incoming students can ask to do the exam in English or in German.

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Competenze linguistiche

I crediti formativi universitari relativi alle "Ulteriori competenze linguistiche" (B1 informatizzato se seconda lingua; livello B2 completo se stessa lingua della triennale) possono essere acquisiti in una delle due seguenti modalità:

  • iscrizione da parte della/o studente presso il Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA ➔ https://cla.univr.it/it/test-e-certificazioni) per il sostenimento e il superamento delle prove + iscrizione, sempre da parte della/o studente, in apposita lista per la registrazione crediti e registrazione CFU (senza presenza) da parte dell’Università.

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Graduation

Documents

List of thesis proposals

theses proposals Research area
Linguaggio e mito in Tolkien ENGLISH LITERATURE - Critical Theory & Poetics
Dialettica del negativo in Meister Eckhart HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
La felicità nel Medioevo HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
Le figure di Eva e Maria in Ildegarda di Bingen HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
IA. Una critica fenomenologica al concetto di Intelligenza Artificiale The Human Mind and Its Complexity: Cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy of mind - Philosophy of science, epistemology and logic

Practical information for students

Documents

Title Info File
File pdf 1 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2022 pdf, it, 325 KB, 16/07/24
File pdf 2 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2020 pdf, it, 212 KB, 02/05/23
File pdf 3 - Guida per lo studente - AGGIORNAMENTO 2013 pdf, it, 131 KB, 02/05/23

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Activities

This web page aims to publicise, in a direct and targeted way, the activities (conferences, seminars, books presentations, etc.) promoted by the Master's Degree in Philosophical Sciences of the UniVr or pertaining to the same, in so far as they are linked to the themes and the teachers of the two-year Master's Degree.