HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGTH

Pasquale SERRA HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGTH

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DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI POLITICI E SOCIALI
EQF6
SOCIOLOGY
2021/2022



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
960LESSONS


Objectives
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
THE COURSE AIMS TO INTRODUCE THE STUDENTS TO THE STUDY OF THE POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD. WHAT IS THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD? WHY DOES THE CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT TAKE THE SHAPE OF THE POLITICAL IDEOLOGY? HOW CAN WE ANALYSE THE POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND WITH WHICH POLITICAL METHODOLOGY? HOW IS THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES MADE? AFTER AN EXAMINATION OF THE CHIEF NOTIONS OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, OF THE POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES, AND OF THE POLITICAL METHODOLOGY, THE COURSE WILL TRACE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS, TRANSITIONS AND AUTHORS OF THE CONTEMPORARY TIMES AND IT WILL DO SO BY THE ANALYSIS OF THE REASONS, DIRECTIONS AND ISSUES THAT STILL EXIST TODAY.
Prerequisites
PREREQUISITES
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE IN THE CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT LEARNED IN THE FIRST LEVEL OF STUDIES
Contents
POLITICAL THEOLOGY AND LEVIATAN STATE. COMPARISON BETWEEN CARL SCHMITT, ANTONIO GRAMSCI AND ERIK PETERSON.
AFTER INTRODUCING THE SUBJECT OF THE "POLITICAL THEOLOGY" IN RELATION WITH THE LEVIATAN STATE, THE COURSE WILL EXAMINE THE "POLITICAL THEOLOGY" OF CARL SCHMITT AND WILL ESTABLISH A COMPARISON BETWEEN SCHMITT'S HOBBESIAN PERPESCTIVE, GRAMSCI'S THEORY OF THE "MODERN PRINCE" AND ERIK PETERSON'S THESIS OF THE THEOLOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITY OF A "POLITICAL THEOLOGY".
SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE COURSE. IN ADDITION, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHAPTERS REGARDING AUGUSTINE, MACHIAVELLI, HOBBES AND MARX, AVAILABLE IN EVERY HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY TEXTBOOK, IS CONSIDERED MANDATORY.
Teaching Methods
DIDACTIC METHODS
THE TEACHING WILL FOLLOW A TRADITIONAL DIDACTIC METHOD, USING MAINLY THE METHOD OF THE FRONTAL LESSON. NONETHELESS , THE COURSE AIMS TO ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNICATION DURING THE LESSONS AND TO STRONGLY PROMOTE THE RECIPROCITY AND ALSO THE STUDENTS' PARTECIPATION. MOREOVER, THE COURSE MEANS TO ENCOURAGE AND INCREASE THE LEARNING SKILL OF THE STUDENTS THROUGH THE ACTIVATION OF COMMUNICATION CHANNELS THAT CAN HELP TO STRENGHTHEN THEIR SENSE OF INVOLVEMENT AND ATTENTION
Verification of learning
TEST OF KNOWELDGE
THE TEST OF KNOWLEDGE WILL CONIST OF AN ORAL EXAM UPON THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE. THE VOTE (WITH 30 POINTS BEING THE BEST GRADE AND 18 THE MINIMUM PASSING GRADE, PLUS A POSSIBLE CUM LAUDE NOTATION) IS DETERMINED BY THE LEVEL OF THE STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
CRITICAL ABILITIES AND SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE
ACCURACY OF THE DEFINITIONS AND OF THE THEORETICAL REFERENCES
ABILITY TO MASTER THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE
Texts
COURSE BOOKS

TESTI DI RIFERIMENTO
1. C. SCHMITT, TEOLOGIA POLITICA. QUATTRO CAPITOLI SULLA DOTTRINA DELLA SOVRANITA', IN ID. , LE CATEGORIE DEL "POLITICO", BOLOGNA, IL MULINO, 1972, E SUCCESSIVE RISTAMPE, PP. 27-86;
2. A. GRAMSCI, NOTE SU MACHIAVELLI. PARTE PRIMA, ROMA, EDITORI RIUNITI, QUALUNQUE EDIZIONE;
3. M. NICOLETTI, ERIK PETERSON E CARL SCHMITT: RIPENSARE UN DIBATTITO, SAGGIO DISTRIBUITO IN FOTOCOPIA;
4. N. ANTONETTI (A CURA DI), DISCORSI SUL "POPOLO". POPOLARISMO E POPULISMO, NAPOLI, EDITORIALE SCIENTIFICA, 2020;
ALTRI MATERIALI, PER ULTERIORI APPROFONDIMENTI, VERRANNO FORNITI DURANTE IL CORSO. INOLTRE, E' OBBLIGATORIO AI FINI DELL'ESAME LO STUDIO E LA CONOSCENZA DEI CAPITOLI SU AGOSTINO, HOBBES, MACHIAVELLI, MARX, REPERIBILI IN QUALUNQUE BUON MANUALE DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA PER I LICEI.



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