THEORIES OF CULTURE
cod. 1010084

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Pierfrancesco FIORATO
Academic discipline
Filosofia morale (M-FIL/03)
Field
Discipline filosofiche
Type of training activity
Characterising
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Direct acquaintance with one or more works of the philosophical tradition. Comprehension and contextualization of each work in its theoretical and
historical dimensions. Development of ability to analyze and critically understand philosophical texts, and in particular to identify and evaluate
argumentations, through guided reading and discussion of the work/s, or by individual study of the work/s.

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

Simmel and Cassirer on the concept of "tragedy of culture"

Full programme

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Bibliography

Georg Simmel, The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903)

Georg Simmel, On the Concept and the Tragedy of Culture (1911)

Georg Simmel, The Conflict in Modern Culture (1918)

Ernst Cassirer, Life and Spirit (1928), in Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms

Ernst Cassirer, Form and Technology (1930)

Ernst Cassirer, The "Tragedy of Culture", in: The Logic of the Humanities (1942)

Teaching methods

Taught lectures; readings of key texts

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral examination

Other information

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