cod. 1005447

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Filosofia teoretica (M-FIL/01)
Istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

Knowledge and theoretical understanding of philosophical texts; logical skills and critical analysis of philosophical themes (descriptor 1).
Writing of short papers, using a correct philosophical language (descriptor 2).
Ability of constructing and of communicating good argumentations, learned during the course, and of developing them autonomously (descriptors 3-4-5).


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Course unit content

The course will be devoted to this subject: “Homo Symbolicus: the Humanistic Tradition, the Philosophy of Simbolic Forms, Myth and History in Ernst Cassirer’s Thought”.

Full programme

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Ernst Cassirer, Saggio sull’uomo. Una introduzione alla filosofia della cultura umana, Editore Armando, Roma, 2004.
Further bibliographical information will be supplied at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

The course will be in the form of lectures. The student is required to write a short essay on an assigned topic.

Assessment methods and criteria

The valuation is based on an oral exam, in which the theoretical understanding and the critical analysis of philosophical texts will be assessed. The students have to write a short paper: the valuation of the papers will be founded on the correctness of the argumentations and of the philosophical language.
The oral and written communication will be assessed and will result in the final grade.

Other information

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