M-FIL/06 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

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Learning Objectives

To acquire a critical understanding of the historical development of philosophy, through the study of the History of Early Modern and Modern Philosophy up to the 20th Century, as well as through the knowledge and the reading of the works of the prominent philosophers.

Course Structure

Lectures, readings and commentaries of texts from major philosophers’ works.

Detailed Course Content

A – From Descartes to Rousseau (3 CFU): Descartes – Rationalism – Pascal – Spinoza – Leibniz – Locke – Berkeley – Hume – Vico – The Enlightenment – Rousseau

B – From Kant to Marx (3 CFU): Kant – Fichte – Schelling – Hegel – Feuerbach – Marx

C – From Schopenhauer to Gadamer (3 CFU): Schopenhauer – Kierkegaard – Nietzsche – Bergson – Pragmatism – Dewey – Croce – Gentile – Husserl – Heidegger – Jaspers – Sartre – Marxism and the Frankfurt School – Gadamer

N.B .: For the degree course in Letters (6 CFU) the examination program includes only modules A and B.

Textbook Information

A (3 Credits)-

N. Abbagnano, G. Fornero, La filosofia, vol. 2 (A – B), Torino, Paravia, 2009, pp. 300.


B – (3 Credits)

N. Abbagnano, G. Fornero, La filosofia, vol. 2 (B), vol. 3 (A), Torino, Paravia, 2009, pp. 300.


C (3 Credits)

- N. Abbagnano, G. Fornero, La filosofia, vol. 3 (A – B), Torino, Paravia, 2009, pp. 300.


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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