Modelli di Democrazia. Spazio pubblico fra libertà e dominio

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
20
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
0
CFU 3
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Modalità esame

Oral exam

Prerequisiti

Obbligatorio per gli allievi al V anno del corso ordinario "Scienze Politiche e Sociali"

Programma

1st part

Teacher: Anna Loretoni

The first part of the Course aims at analyzing, starting from the Jurgen Habermas recostruction of the concept of Offentlichkeit, some models of ‘public sphere’. After having explored the reflection proposed by Immanuel Kant and the distinction between private and public use of reason, will be examined the reflection of John Stuart Mill on liberty. Special attention will be devoted to the relation between liberty and domination, authonomy and conformism.

Beginning on 16 November 2023

Schedule:    

16 November 2023, 3-5.30pm

17 November 2023, 3-5.30pm

20 November 2023, 5-7.30pm

2nd part

Teacher:    Barbara Henry

Hannah Arendt: sfera pubblica, potere, libertà, giudizio

The module is focused on the role of the ‘public sphere’ in Hannah Arendt’s thought; the concepts of action, power (antithetical to domination alias violence), liberty, Judgment will be carefully analysed to let their undepinning structural interconnections come into light. Through this theoretical examination a peculiar acceptance of public sphere as space of appearance, and of liberty as new beginning will come to evidence, not less through a comparison with some features of the Kantian heritage, on one side, and of the sapiential/hermeneutical tradition, on the other. Participants are required to develop adeguate critical/interpretive skills, in particular by means of a direct engagement with selected pages from the primary bibliography.

Schedule:    

22 November 2023, 3-5.30pm

23 November 2023, 3-5.30pm

24 November 2023, 2-4.30pm

Monday 27 November, 3-5.30pm

Last class: Prof.sse B. Henry, A. Loretoni

Valutazione finale

La prova finale consisterà in un esame orale su tutti gli argomenti del corso; i criteri per l’attribuzione del punteggio in trentesimi saranno: capacità argomentativa e critica, chiarezza espositiva, padronanza dei temi, analiticità, competenze interpretative. Si prevede una prova intermedia, consistente in un lavoro di gruppo in classe su questioni inerenti al programma, con interventi individuali valutati singolarmente, e per una percentuale del 35% del voto finale.

Riferimenti bibliografici

Bibliografia

Letteratura primaria

H. ARENDT, Vita activa, pagine scelte.

H. ARENDT, On Violence, New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovitch, 1970, tr.it. di S. d’Amico, Sulla violenza, Guanda, Parma 1996.

H. ARENDT, Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, University of Chicago Press, 1982 (passi scelti).

I. KANT, Risposta alla domanda: Cosa è l’illuminismo?

J.S. MILL, Sulla libertà

J. HABERMAS, Storia e critica dell’opinione pubblica

Letteratura secondaria

J. HABERMAS, Hannah Arendts Begriff der Macht (1976), 228-232, in Philosophish-politische Profile. Wozu noch Philosophie? Suhrkamp, 19842; La concezione comunicativa del potere in Hannah Arendt, in Id., A cosa serve ancora la filosofia?, in Profili politico-filosofici, Guerini Associati, Milano, 2000, pp. 179-198.

B. HENRY, Il problema del Giudizio politico fra criticismo ed ermeneutica, Morano, Napoli, 1992 (passi scelti).

R. BEINER, Interpretative Essay to H. Arendt Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy, pp. 89-156