M-FIL/01 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Piazza Dante 32 - 95124 Catania
Phone: 0957102337
Office Hours: Martedì 10-12 / Giovedì 12-14
Office: Via Vittorio Emanuele 8, Catania
Phone: 095-70305261
Office Hours: giovedì, ore 11-13

Learning Objectives

To introduce Theoretical Philosophy as a universal phenomenological ontology, concerning the fundamental issues of metaphysics.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons, which will focus on reading and analyzing texts.

Detailed Course Content

Gnostic theologies

Textbook Information

Prof. Matteo Negro (1 CFU)
Introduction to Merleau-Ponty phenomenology
-Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Fenomenologia della percezione (Bompiani 2003; also available in e-book, pp. 9-95).

Prof. Alberto Giovanni Biuso (8 CFU)
Gnostic theologies

-Text of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed (any edition, even digital)

-Testi gnostici in lingua greca e latina (edited by Manlio Simonetti, Valla-Mondadori 2009)

-Emil Cioran, Il funesto demiurgo (Adelphi 1986)

-David Benatar, Meglio non essere mai nati (Better Never to Have Been: the Harm of Coming into Existence, Carbonio Editore 2018)


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