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ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT

CODE 65038
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Issues in Contemporary Thought is a specific discipline that provides in-depth knowledge of  main contemporary philosophical traditions. The thought of the main protagonists of this age as well as the more studied themes, will be critically approached in the light of historiographic principles which will become clearer. The aim is to provide students with the necessary contextual and exegetical means in order to research in this field.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Getting acquainted with the major currents in contemporary philosophy: hermeneutics, analytical philosophy, philosophy of science, practical philosophy, post-structuralism, postmodern philosophy. Students will analyze in detail the thought and work of one or more authors.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Lessons regard the principal tendencies of contemporary philosophy that are critically presented from an historic point of view. Also a thematic approach is taken into consideration. One of these themes is object of a deep inquiry starting from the exegesis of a classic

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures and classroom discussions

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Phases of contemporary philosophy as described by analytical historiography.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO DAMONTE (President)

SIMONA LANGELLA

LETTERIO MAURO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures and classroom discussions

LESSONS START

February 27, 2017

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam The exam is meant to assess students' grasp of the topics covered by the course and their ability to link topics with the relevant historical and cultural contexts. The exam will also assess students' use of philosophical terminology in relation to authors and texts and students' ability to build effective arguments.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
01/02/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
24/05/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2018 15:00 GENOVA Orale