History of Modern Philosophy: 1. A brief introduction to the philosophical climate leading up to the philosophy of the Modern Period of Philosophy; 2. A brief study of the philosophy of various Philosophers of this period: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, David Hume, William Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhem Hegel. History of Contemporary Philosophy: This course introduces students to the field of Contemporary Philosophy and is divided according to the philosophers, main representatives, rather than by following out the development of the one and then of the other philosophical problem. In particular, we will focus on the reading of the original philosophical texts of the main representatives also as the starting point for the open discussion in class.
A history of Modern Philosophy by William Kelley Wright, Macmillan, New York 1941; A short history of Modern Philosophy: from Descartes to Wittgenstein by Roger Scruton, Routledge, London, New York 1995; A history of Modern European Philosophy by James Collins, Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee 1956; The invention of autonomy: a history of modern moral philosophy by J.B. Schneedwind, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (Mass) 1998; A history of philosophy by Frederick Copleston, Burns Oates and Washbourne, London 1968. S. CRITCHELEY - R. SCHROEDER (eds), A Companion to Continental Philosophy, Blackwell: Oxford 1999; F. COPLESTON, A History of Philosophy, Continuum: London – New York 2003, vols. 7- 11.; G. REALE - D. ANTISERI, Il pensiero occidentale dalle origini a oggi, vol. 3, La Scuola: Brescia 2013.