MORAL THEORIES AND APPLIED ETHICSAcademic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Rosa Loredana CARDULLO
Expected Learning Outcomes
The course in its entirety aims to deepen the student's understanding of the moral aspect of philosophical reflection of all times, while also making him or her understand and verify the importance of the origins of such reflection, which constitute the roots and foundations of all contemporary reflection. In addition to historical-theoretical knowledge, the student will acquire a clear and firm awareness of the most problematic and crucial phenomena of our times, on which moral philosophy finds practical application today, from medical bioethics to business ethics, from gender ethics to ecology, from communication ethics to the ethics of care.
Attendance of Lessons
Detailed Course Content
The good life and the knowledge of the good. Happiness and virtue (from Socrates to Plotinus).
The good and the virtues. Freedom and will (from Augustine to Duns Scotus).
Ethics and politics (from Machiavelli to Thomas More).
Good and the highest good. The motive of moral action. Moral duty and the test of uiversalizability (Descartes to Mill).
The problem of moral autonomy (Hegel to Nietzsche).
Reason and feeling (from Moore to MacIntyre).
The ethics of responsibility (Weber to Jonas).
Applied ethics (Beauchamp and Childress, Naess, Jonas, Sen.
The section on applied ethics will cover the following topics:
Medical, environmental, animal bioethics; Care ethics; Virtue ethics; Gender ethics; Communication ethics; Ethics and disability; Immigration ethics.
First part (historical-theoretical section)
- Antonio Da Re, Filosofia morale. Stori, teorie, argomenti. Quarta edizione. Pearson, Milano 2023
Parte II (approfondimento monografico)
Fabris, Etiche applicate. Una guida, Carocci, Roma 2017 (those who choose not to take the in itinere test will have to study it all; those who choose to take the in itinere test will choose one of the 5 parts into which the text is divided)
For the in itinere test, if any: a study of your choice from the following, plus one of the 5 parts into which Fabris is divided:
- Paolo Becchi, Che cos'è la bioetica? Temi e problemi, Giappichelli 2022
- Simone Pollo, Manifesto per un animalismo democratico, Carocci, Roma 2021
- Francesca Pongiglione, I diritti umani nel dibattito etico contemporaneo, Carocci, Roma 2019
- A. Fabris, Etica per le tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione, Carocci, Roma 2020
- Flavia Monceri, Etica e disabilità, Morcelliana, Brescia 2017
- Caterina Botti, Cura e differenza. Ripensare l'etica, Led, Milano 2016
- Eva De Clercq, Etica del gender, Morcelliana, Brescia 2018
- Michela Marzano, Sii bella e stai zitta. Perché l'Italia di oggi offende le donne, Mondadori, Milano 2010- Salvatore Natoli, Il posto dell'uomo nel mondo. Ordine naturale, disordine umano, Feltrinelli, Milano 2022
Learning Assessment Procedures
The tests are not compulsory. A student who chooses not to take them may take the entire examination on appeal through an oral test.
The on-course test will be graded in thirtieths.
The final grade, in case the student chooses to take the on-course test, will consist of an arithmetic average of the scores obtained.
Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises
Attendance is not mandatory but highly recommended because the questions will reflect the content of lectures and seminars given by PhD students in support of the teacher's lectures