cod. 1004605

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Filosofia teoretica (M-FIL/01)
Storia della filosofia e istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
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Integrated course unit module: PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS

Learning objectives

Ability to analyze and formulate philosophical arguments; Knowledge of the most important epistemological positions and of different approaches to philosophy.



Course unit content

The course is an introduction to the problem of the foundation of knowledge in a double perspective: at one hand we will discuss different epistemological positions, from skepticism to antifoundationalism, at the other hand we will focus not only at the positions presented, but also at the way in which the arguments are presented and at the methods developed in different philosophical traditions.

Full programme

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Various passages from texts from Plato, Sextus Empiricsu, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Brentano, Husserl, and Putnam.

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussions in class.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral exam

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