Basic knowledge of History of Political Thought
Attending students may however replace part of the exam with a written report
Knowledge and understanding of political categories; mastery of the political lexicon; ability to formulate independent judgments
The course reconstructs the role attributed to security and fear in the history of modern political thought. After retracing some of the main stages - Hobbes, Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Arendt -, some passions that today feed extreme ideologies will be analyzed: envy, anger, exclusion.
- Corey Robin, Fear: The History of a Political Idea, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004, only Part 1: History of an Idea
- Martha C. Nussbaum, The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2018
Lectures and student reports
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