A basic knowledge of the development of modern philosophy.
The course aims at illustrating some main aspects of the idea of eros in the contemporary philosophy with specific references to Herbert Marcuse and Michel Foucault.
The order of the philosophical discourse and the social order: the role of eros in XX century philosophy.
In the XX century philosophy the nature of eros has a privileged place owing to the development of the historical studies on the Platonic philosophy and to theoretical reasons ( the dialectic between eros and agape).
In the context of the XX century philosophy the course aims at considering two different approaches to the role of eros in social and political context. Herbert Marcuse's and Michel Foucault's approaches to eros will be analyzed. One will try to clarify the relevance of the philosophical discourse on eros in the social and cultural perspective.
1) H. Marcuse, Eros e civiltà, Torino, Einaudi 1967. 2) H. Marcuse, Teoria critica del desiderio, Roma Manifestolibri, 2011, pp. 83-91; pp. 135-169; pp. 181-207. 3) M. Foucault, La volontà di sapere, Milano, Fetrinelli, 1988.
Lectures and seminar on specific topics.
II semester, III period. Timetable: Mond. 14-16, Tues. 14-16, Wedn. 14-16. Starting from February 18th, 2015.
Students in Siena are kindly request to contact Prof. Abbri by email.