HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
I. Ability to use theoretical, methodological and content knowledge about the historical-philosophical tradition in the area of contemporary philosophy (Dublin Descriptors 1: knowledge and understanding); II. ability to write papers that incorporate the acquired theoretical, historical and methodological knowledge (Dublin Descriptors 2: applying knowledge and understanding); III. independent critical engagement with conceptual material (Dublin Descriptors 3: making judgements); IV. ability to position oneself in relevant debates/traditions (Dublin Descriptors 4: communication skills); V. Development of those learning skills that are necessary for students to continue further study with a high degree of autonomy (Dublin Descriptors 5: learning skills).
Course contents summary
Wittgenstein and his Viennese background
The course will be focused on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations and the so-called second Wittgenstein. Particular attention will be given to the discussion of topics that take us to Wittgenstein’s Viennese background, such as the seeing-as, the colour issue, and the notion of expression.
L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, G.E.M. Anscombe e R. Rhees (Eds.), Oxford, 1953.
Frontal lessons and seminars. Students are required to lead one class discussion on a chosen theme and are expected to participate in class discussions
Assessment methods and criteria