M-FIL/06 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course examines the relationships between philosophical culture and European civilization in the context of modernity.

Detailed Course Content

The concept of decline in European philosophical thought: European philosophy and the two world wars: ideas and ideologies.

Textbook Information

- O. Spengler, The Decline of the West, Vintage Books, New York 2006.

- O. Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life, University Press of the Pacific, Honolulu 2002.

- M. Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics, Yale University Press, New York 2014.

- E. Husserl, Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Northwestern University Press, Chicago 1970.

- D. Conte, Introduzione a Spengler, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1997.

- G. Magnano San Lio, Ninfe ed ellissi. Frammenti di storia della cultura tra Dilthey, Usener, Warburg e Cassirer, Liguori, Napoli 2014 (pp. 129-240).

- D. Losurdo, Heidegger and the Ideology of War, Humanity Books, New York 2001.

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