Responsible teacher: Prof.Matteo Segatto

Matteo Segatto (Monfalcone, 1986) graduated in Philosophy at the University of Udine and in 2015 obtained the title of PhD in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Verona, discussing the thesis "Image and Representation in Martin's reflection Heidegger” (tutors Guido Cusinato and Federico Vercellone). His research activity continues today and concerns, in addition to the thought of Martin Heidegger, also the traditional areas, themes and problems of theoretical philosophy, aesthetics and political philosophy, as well as classical German philosophy and contemporary approaches to epistemology and the philosophy of language of the continental area. He is a member of the Martin Heidegger Gesellschaft. In 2012 he won the competition for access to the TFA and in 2013 he therefore qualified to teach history and philosophy in secondary schools (class A037, now A-19) at the University of Trieste. In 2016 he was the winner of the ordinary professorship competition for the recruitment of teaching staff (class A-19) announced by the Ministry of Education. Since 1 September 2017 he has been a tenured professor of Philosophy and History at Galilei.

Mission of the Department
The Vico Department coordinates the activities of the History and Philosophy disciplines in the last three years - divided between the second two years and the fifth year - of the high school course. The high school teachers all belong to the competition class A037 - History and Philosophy and develop their action both through normal and planned classroom activities and through external and/or laboratory initiatives aimed at promoting understanding, reflection and discussion of topics historical and philosophical at a national and international level. In fact, within the Department there is space for both experiences aimed at forming skills aimed at the critical use of sources, and activities aimed at examining issues of civil and current relevance in depth and there may also be both internal projects and projects proposed by external bodies, to which some teachers of the Institute participate in. It will always be the teacher's responsibility to decline and expand the general educational path also based on the peculiar characteristics of the different high school courses, which may require the focus on particular themes or authors.
Training objectives
History : in the new system, national indications will be followed as regards the general profile of skills: at the end of the high school course, in fact, the student will have to know the main events and long-term transformations of Italian and European history in their relationship with other civilizations even on a global scale. In this sense, history must be seen as a significant dimension for understanding, making use of the basic vocabulary of the discipline, through critical discussion and comparison between a variety of perspectives and interpretations, the roots of the present, consolidating the habit of comparing with the world current. Furthermore, the student's education cannot ignore the awareness of the rights and duties of a citizen: in this sense, adequate space will be reserved for the topic of citizenship and the Italian Republican Constitution.
Philosophy : according to the general profile and skills envisaged by the new system, the student must, at the end of the high school course, in line with what is required by national indications, be aware of the meaning of philosophical reflection as a specific and fundamental modality of human reason which, in different eras and according to different cultural traditions, constantly raises the question about knowledge, the existence of man and the meaning of being and existing. The acquisition of a solid base of knowledge of the historical development of Western thought, of the authors and of the fundamental philosophical problems must therefore help the student to develop personal reflection and the aptitude for in-depth analysis and critical judgment; particular care must be dedicated to rational discussion, to the ability to argue a thesis but also to contextualize the philosophical questions and the different fields of knowledge, to understand the conceptual and philosophical roots of the main currents and problems of contemporary culture, to identify the connections with other disciplines.
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