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POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
FILOSOFIA POLITICA

Power: anthropological, symbolic and institutional dimensions
Dimensioni antropologiche, simboliche e istituzionali del potere

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Marco Cangiotti At the end of each lesson

Assigned to the Degree Course

Political Science, Economics and Government (L-36)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The student will be introduced to a critical understanding of the phenomenon of power, investigated from an anthropological, symbolic and institutional point of view.

Program

1. Power and life

2. The price of power

3. The power of "totally other"

4. Public sphere and private interests

5. Power and death

6. The concept of politics

7. The concept of state

8. The concept of sovereignty

9. The concept of public opinion

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding

The student will have to show:
- To possess the basic theoretical knowledge of some of the main themes and the most debated issues of political philosophy and political debate;
- To possess the ability to read and understand correctly  political philosophy monographs in their basic meanings. .

These skills are acquired by actively participating in educational activities (lectures, tutorials, seminars) and through personal study.
Possession of this knowledge is verified by the overcoming of the exam, which consists of an oral examination based on answers to questions of the professor and the reading and interpretation of excerpts from the texts indicated for the exam itself.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The student:
- Must be able to recognize the main philosophical implications of contemporary political debate;
- Should develop philosophical political basic arguments .

These skills are acquired by:

- actively participating in lectures,

- guided group discussions,

-  personal study.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

A collaborator will lead a deepening seminar


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures

Attendance

Frequency is recommended

Course books

1) B. Montanari, La fragilità del potere. L'uomo, la vita, la morte , Mimesis, Milano 2014.

2) N. Matteucci, Lo Stato moderno. Lessico e percorsi, Il Mulino, Bologna 2011.

Assessment

Oral examination. The exam will include:

- a part in which the student will be asked to read one or more excerpts from the study texts and to explain the direct meaning and the meaning relative to the entirety of the argumentative context;

- a part in which questions will be asked aimed at the synthetic exposition of precise passages of the study texts.

They will be particularly appreciated:

- the ability to connect concepts and theories in an argued way, without repeating mnemonically the contents of the texts
- mastery of the specific disciplinary language

For students attending at least 2/3 of the lessons, there is the possibility, on a voluntary basis, of a written test based on open questions that require both a summary of the issue addressed and an accurate reconstruction of specific parts of the program.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

The student must fully study the two textbooks

Course books

1) B. Montanari, La fragilità del potere. L'uomo, la vita, la morte , Mimesis, Milano 2014.

2) N. Matteucci, Lo Stato moderno. Lessico e percorsi, Il Mulino, Bologna 2011.

Assessment

Oral examination. The exam will include:

- a part in which the student will be asked to read one or more excerpts from the study texts and to explain the direct meaning and the meaning relative to the entirety of the argumentative context;

- a part in which questions will be asked aimed at the synthetic exposition of precise passages of the study texts.

They will be particularly appreciated:

- the ability to connect concepts and theories in an argued way, without repeating mnemonically the contents of the texts
- mastery of the specific disciplinary language

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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