PHILOSOPHY AND COMMUNICATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course the student will be expected to be able to discuss the philosophical notion of life by linking it to the practical, intentional, communicative and social domain.
Course contents summary
Life, Intentionality and Practice by M. Thompson.
The course will tackle M. Thompson's thought about life, intentionality and practical life. M. Anscombe's Intention will be also issued.
M. Thompson, The Representation of Life.
Life and Action.
Online class. In order to enhance the capacity to autonomously elaborate the
arguments of the course, students enrolled in the course are expected to
in debates and discussions during the lessons and, therefore, also to read
the texts of each section in advance. The standard section foresees the
introduction of the arguments by either the teacher or a student and the
discussion chaired by the teacher. More traditional forms of teaching will
also be possible.
Assessment methods and criteria
For the evaluation students can choose between two options. They can
write an essay either in English or Italian (ca. 7.000 words) about a previously agreed
topic, which will be discussed during the examination; however, the mark
will be exclusively based on the essay. Otherwise, they can opt for an
oral examination either in Italian or in English.