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SCIENZE FILOSOFICHE
Insegnamento
PUBLIC ETHICS
SUP9085867, A.A. 2019/20

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2019/20

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
SCIENZE FILOSOFICHE
LE0614, ordinamento 2008/09, A.A. 2019/20
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Crediti formativi 9.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese PUBLIC ETHICS
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
CARATTERIZZANTE Istituzioni di filosofia M-FIL/03 9.0

Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
didattica
assistita
Ore Studio
Individuale
LEZIONE 9.0 63 162.0

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 30/09/2019
Fine attività didattiche 18/01/2020
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Syllabus
Prerequisiti: - good command of the English language (both passive and active knowledge);
- ability to analyse and discuss philosophical texts in the student's native language;
- a preliminary knowledge of moral theories is highly recommended.

Students with little or no background in philosophy are required to commit to attending the course and must contact the professor for further guidance at the beginning of the course.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: - knowledge of climate justice, its main traits, its implications and problems, its challenges and aspects open to discussion in the contemporary debate;
- ability to "close read" contemporary philosophical texts;
- ability to present philosophical problems in English with clarity and linguistic precision;
- ability to develop conceptual analysis of premises and arguments in argumentative texts;
- ability to summarize conceptual positions and to identify thesis in philosophical texts;
- ability to discuss philosophical thesis, to provide sound arguments, objections and critical evaluation;
- ability to bring into the discussion of a philosophical text references and links to the present and past philosophical tradition, as well as to problems and real life cases.
Modalita' di esame: For attending students, the evaluation takes into account:
- attendance (with required readings to be done prior to the lessons),
- active participation to the general discussions in the classroom (ability to listen to others' positions and to interact appropriately and respectfully),
- oral presentations during the course (eventually as a group-work),
- one written paper, based on the presentation and the feedback elicited, (no longer than 8 pages, Times New Roman pt.12, line spacing 1,5, to be turned in by 7th January 2020) is going to be discussed as part of the final oral exam. (Further guidelines about philosophical/argumentative writing will be provided during the course.)
- the final oral exam.

For non-attending students the exam is oral and focuses on the readings, including also the required reading for non attending students.
Criteri di valutazione: Both for attending and non-attending students, both for oral presentations/exam and for the written paper the evaluation criteria are based on the assessment of:
- knowledge of climate justice, its main traits, its implications and problems, its challenges and aspects open to discussion in the contemporary debate;
- Knowledge of the debate about climate ethics and environmental ethics
- hermeneutical ability and use of appropriate terminology,
- ability of analysis (ability to identify arguments, thesis, implicit and explicit premises in a philosophical text. During the oral exam this ability will be assessed by asking the student to read and comment upon a philosophical passage of one of the required readings),
- ability of synthesis (ability to reconstruct the argumentative structure of a text, to contextualize philosophical positions within their cultural background. During the oral exam, this ability will be assessed by asking the student to present the argument supporting a specific thesis and to link arguments and thesis to wider cultural debates.)
- ability to critically discuss philosophical arguments (ability to assess the validity of an argument, to provide objections and counter-arguments, critical evaluation).
Contenuti: The course focuses on climate justice, climate ethics and, more generally, on environmental ethics as aspects of public ethics. Henry Shue's Climate Justice (2014) will be the main reading of the course and it will provide a guideline for us to discuss a series of issues addressed in the contemporary environmental debate. Among these: environmental change and varieties of justice, equity and human rights, security rights and property rights, climate inequality, social ecology and responsibility to future generations. Part of the course will be devoted to discussing on what grounds the challenge of climate change is an ethical problem, intertwining the personal and the political sphere within climate policy and climate justice.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Close reading of the text, conceptual analysis, frontal lessons, in-depth guided discussions, group work, presentations, reflective writing.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: Attending students are required to read the prescribed reading material prior to the lesson, following the schedule shared at the beginning of the course.

Students with little to no prior philosophical background are advised to contact the professor during her office hours at the very beginning of the course for further reading guidance.

In addition to the reading materials for the course, students unable to attend will be required to also read Dale Jamieson, Reason in a dark time (2014).
Testi di riferimento:
  • Henry Shue, Climate Justice. Vulnerability and Protection. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach, Debating Climate Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Hourdequin, Marion, Environmental ethicsfrom theory to practiceMarion Hourdequin. London [etc.]: Bloomsbury, 2015.
  • Brian Tokar, Toward Climate Justice. Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change. Porsgrunn: New Compass Press, 2014.
  • Jamieson, Dale, Reason in a dark timewhy the struggle against climate change failed, and what it means for our futureDale Jamieson. New York [etc.]: Oxford University Press, 2014. (Required reading for non attending students) Cerca nel catalogo

Didattica innovativa: Strategie di insegnamento e apprendimento previste
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Mappe concettuali
  • Peer review tra studenti
  • Scrittura riflessiva

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