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, as well as through the knowledge of the thought and the reading of the work of an Early Modern Age philosopher.

Detailed Course Content

A – From Descartes to Kant (3 CFU)

Descartes – Pascal – Spinoza – Leibniz – Locke – Berkeley – Hume – Vico – The Enlightenment – Rousseau – Kant

B – From Idealism to Gadamer (3 CFU)

Fichte – Schelling – Hegel – Feuerbach – Marx – Bergson – Croce – Gentile – Pragmatism – Dewey – Husserl – Heidegger – Jaspers – Sartre – Gadamer


C – Reason, experience, scepticism: David Hume’s An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (3 CFU)

An introduction to Hume’s philosophy – Reading of excerpts of Hume’s Enquiry

Textbook Information

A - N. Abbagnano, G. Fornero, La filosofia, vol. 2 (A – B), Torino, Paravia, 2009, pp. 330


B - N. Abbagnano, G. Fornero, La filosofia, vol. 2 (B), vol. 3 (A – B), Torino, Paravia, 2009, pp. 315


Modulo C - A. Santucci, Introduzione a Hume, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010, pp. 150; D. Hume, Ricerca sull’intelletto umano, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2015, pp. 130


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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