cod. 1010084

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
- Pierfrancesco FIORATO
Academic discipline
Filosofia morale (M-FIL/03)
Discipline filosofiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Promote the ability to read and comprehend a philosophical text, knowing how to place it in the context of the history of philosophical thought and how to reconstruct its fundamental lines and argumentative junctures, making use of an adequate vocabulary; educate to a critical and conscious reflection on the issues covered by the course, knowing how to apply them to a reading of some salient aspects of the condition of contemporary man from an interdisciplinary perspective; acquire the faculty to undertake analysis and express autonomous critical judgments.


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Course unit content

Günther Anders:The World as Phantom and as Matrix: Philosophical Considerations on Radio and Television

Full programme

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GÜNTHER ANDERS, Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen 1: Über die Seele im Zeitalter der zweiten industriellen Revolution, C.H. Beck 1956

Günther Anders, “The World as Phantom and Matrix.” Norbert Gutterman, trans., Dissent, 3, no. 1 (1956): 14–24.

Babette Babich, Günther Anders’ Philosophy of Technology. From Phenomenology to Critical Theory, Bloomsbury 2022

Teaching methods

Taught lectures; readings of key texts

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral examination

Other information

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