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CODE 104251
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course will introduce the main topics in philosophy of mind, both from a metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Classic issues, such as the mind-body problem, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, will be studied.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to introduce the main themes investigated by the contemporary philosophy of the mind, including the mind-body relationship, the causality of the mental, intentionality and consciousness. The appropriate conceptual and terminological apparatus will be provided to begin reflecting on philosophical questions concerning the mind, as well as to clarify how such questions can be analyzed not only from a strictly metaphysical and epistemological point of view, but also bearing in mind the scientific results achieved by contemporary neuroscience and cognitive sciences.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will introduce the current main themes in philosophy of mind both from a metaphysical and epistemological perspective, and considering the advances in neuroscience and cognitive science. Students will learn to analyze "classic" problems, such as the mind-body relation, mental causation, intentionality, and consciousness, through the critical discussion of the major positions on the nature of mind, as well as a direct reference to major philosophical texts and to the most innovative contemporary perspectives. Students will have to develop a critical thought on philosophical matters involving the mind, and to learn to build rigorous, clear arguments using a specific philosophical vocabulary.

  • Acquire a greater ability to manage one's social interactions with a collaborative attitude, constructive communication, and dialogic skills.
  • Demonstrate autonomy in work, the ability to handle primary literature, argumentative skills, and collaborative attitude in coordination and negotiation.

PREREQUISITES

None

 

TEACHING METHODS

The course will combine lectures delivered by the instructor with classroom presentations given by attending students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

One book amongst the followings:

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) One book among the followings:

Kim, J. (2010), Philosophy of Mind, Westview Press.

Di Francesco, M., Marraffa, M., Tomasetta, A. (2018), Filosofia della mente, Carocci.

 

2) Teaching materials on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 2023

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam. Attending students can write and present a report in class that will be graded and taken into account for the overall mark. Details will be given during classes.

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