Corsi di Laurea Corsi di Laurea Magistrale Corsi di Laurea Magistrale
a Ciclo Unico
Scuola di Scienze umane, sociali e del patrimonio culturale
SCIENZE FILOSOFICHE
Insegnamento
MORAL PHILOSOPHY
SUP5074257, A.A. 2016/17

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
SCIENZE FILOSOFICHE
LE0614, ordinamento 2008/09, A.A. 2016/17
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Crediti formativi 9.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese MORAL PHILOSOPHY
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata (FISPPA)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede PADOVA
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Docenti
Responsabile ROMANA BASSI M-FIL/03

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
AFFINE/INTEGRATIVA Attività formative affini o integrative M-FIL/03 9.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
LEZIONE 9.0 63 162.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 27/09/2016
Fine attività didattiche 20/01/2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
1 MORAL PHILOSOPHY 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 BASSI ROMANA (Presidente)
BIASUTTI FRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
CUTTINI ELISA (Supplente)
SALIS RITA MARIA GAVINA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: 1. Knowledge of the English language;

2. ability to analyse and discuss philosophical texts in your native language;

3. preliminary basic knowledge of virtue ethics is recommended, although not strictly required.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: A. knowledge of virtue ethics, its main traits, its implications and problems, its challenges and aspects open to discussion in the contemporary debate;

B. ability to "close read" contemporary philosophical texts;

C. ability to express and present philosophical problems in English with clarity, linguistic correctness and precision;

D. ability to develop conceptual analysis of premises and arguments in texts;

E. ability of synthesis and of identifying thesis in philosophical texts;

F. ability to discuss philosophical thesis, to provide sound arguments and critical re-elaboration;

G. ability to bring into the discussion of a philosophical text references and links to the present and past philosophical traditions.
Modalita' di esame: For attending students, the evaluation takes into account level of attendance, active participation to the general discussions in the classroom, oral presentations during the course and the final oral exam. An optional, written paper can be presented and discussed as part of the final oral exam. Further guidelines about it will be provided during the course.

For non-attending students: the exam is oral.
Criteri di valutazione: Both for attending and non-attending students, both for oral presentations/exam and for written papers the evaluation criteria are based on assessment of:

- ability of analysis,

- ability of synthesis,

- ability to discuss philosophical arguments,

- ability to provide objections and counter-arguments

- critical re-elaboration.
Contenuti: Rosalind Hursthouse's "On Virtue Ethics" (1999) will be the main focus of the course and it will provide a guideline for us to discuss a set of issues addressed in the contemporary debate about virtue ethics. Among these, for instance: the definition of virtue ethics as an agent-centred ethics with its distinctive approach (compared to ethics of duty and utilitarianism); right action vs virtuous action and how virtue ethics confronts the notion of right action; moral wisdom and moral irresolvable dilemmas; motivation and character; plurality or unity of the virtues; virtue ethics and naturalism, the challenge of relativism and objectivism.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Close reading of the text assigned prior to the lesson, conceptual analysis, introductory frontal lessons, in-depth guided discussions, group work and presentations.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: ABOUT ATTENDANCE AND NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
Students are strongly advised to attend the lessons and the whole course. Further reading material will be presented during the course.

In case this is impossible, they should contact the professor and discuss a special programme. In general, non-attending students must add to their reading material the following work:

- Stan van Hooft, Understanding Virtue Ethics, Chesham, Acumen, 2006.
Testi di riferimento:
  • Rosalind Hursthouse, On Virtue Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ramon Das, Virtue Ethics and Right Action, in The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics, edited by L. Besser-Jones and M. Slote. New York and London: Routledge, 2015. pp. 331-343 Cerca nel catalogo