Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and theoretical understanding of philosophical texts; logical skills and critical analysis of philosophical themes (descriptor 1).
Writing of short papers, using a correct philosophical language (descriptor 2).
Ability of constructing and of communicating good argumentations, learned during the course, and of developing them autonomously (descriptors 3-4-5).
Course contents summary
The course will be devoted to this subject: “Homo Symbolicus: the Humanistic Tradition, the Philosophy of Simbolic Forms, Myth and History in Ernst Cassirer’s Thought”.
Ernst Cassirer, Saggio sull’uomo. Una introduzione alla filosofia della cultura umana, Editore Armando, Roma, 2004.
Further bibliographical information will be supplied at the beginning of the course.
The course will be in the form of lectures. The student is required to write a short essay on an assigned topic.
Assessment methods and criteria
The valuation is based on an oral exam, in which the theoretical understanding and the critical analysis of philosophical texts will be assessed. The students have to write a short paper: the valuation of the papers will be founded on the correctness of the argumentations and of the philosophical language.
The oral and written communication will be assessed and will result in the final grade.