M-FIL/06 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

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Learning Objectives

To Understand and critically investigate the development of contemporary philosophy in the XIX and XX centuries through the most representative philosophers.

- To be able to have a critical look at the doctrines of the philosophers within an historical framework.

- To be able to argue on their thinking, using appropriate logical and linguistic tools.

Detailed Course Content

The following matters will be examined: Mind, Knowledge, Language, Science, Morality, Politics, Law, Metaphysics, the re-enactment of the History of Philosophy.

In addition, the following thinkers will be dealt with through their biographical and philosophical development: Post-Hegelian Schools, Schopehauer, Marx, Husserl, Baden and Marburgo Schools, Heidegger, Gadamer, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Benjamin, Frege, Russell, The Vienna and Berlin Circles, Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos, Fayerabend, Searle.

Textbook Information

Section A:

G. Cambiano, M. Mori, Storia della filosofia contemporanea, Laterza, Bari 2014 (escluso i capp. 8 e 12).

Section B:

John R. Searle, La riscoperta della mente, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 1994.

John R. Searle, Mente, Linguaggio, Società, Cortina, Milano 2000.

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