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Anno accademico 2017/2018

Codice attività didattica
Prof. Tiziana Andina (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
laurea magistrale in Filosofia
1° anno, 2° anno
Periodo didattico
Secondo semestre
SSD attività didattica
M-FIL/01 - filosofia teoretica
Tipologia esame

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Obiettivi formativi


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The course is intended for all students at the Laurea Magistrale (MA) level. The aim is to acquire a knowledge of the topics and themes discussed in class. The instructor’s focus will be on the following skills: understanding, reasoning, contextualizing, and processing


Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi


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The evaluation will be based on a final written test followed by an oral discussion. The exam will be centered on the understanding of key notions and theses and on a critical analysis of the main themes developed during the course. The instructor will assess students’ argumentative abilities and the depth of the theoretical understanding. 

Students will have to demonstrate:
- a deep knowledge of the themes
- analytical and argumentative abilities in the discussion 
- the capacity to integrate different philosophical notions
- the capacity to quickly acquire new notions pertaining to the themes discussed during the course.



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The course aims to investigate the latest philosophical research in relation to theories describing the genesis and the structure of social reality.

The course will offers a discussion of some of the most classical theories concerning the social ontology (Vico, Hobbes, Rousseau, Reinach) and its political implications. The more recent theories (Gilbert, Guala, Ferraris, Searle) will be presented and discussed in the second part of the course, along with their central concepts (i.e, intention, collective intention, intentionality, social objects, documentality, documents, generations). This will offer the occasion for facing some very central questions crossing social ontology, ethics and political philosophy as well (i.e. the concept of justice, justice between generations, and transgenerationality).


Modalità di insegnamento


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Lectures. The evaluation will be based on a final written test followed by an oral discussion.


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento


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To meet the course requirements the students will have to show the ability to present and analyze the topics developed at class; a good mastery of the scientific lexicon; the ability to identify connections and relations of interdependence among the notions and the theses studied during the course.  The final grade is based on a scale of thirty.


Testi consigliati e bibliografia


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Tiziana Andina, An Ontology for Social Reality, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016


One text between:

Gianbattista Vico, The New Science, Penguin Classics

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, Penguin Classics

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Penguin Classics


One text between:

Maurizio Ferraris, Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces, New York, Fordham University Press, 2012

Margaret Gilbert, Living Together, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996

Grancesco Guala, Understanding Institutions, The MIT Press, 2016

John Searle, The Construction of Social Reality, Free Press, 1997







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The registration to the course is mandatory

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    01/09/2017 alle ore 09:00
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    30/04/2018 alle ore 01:00
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