INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
|Academic year||2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY|
|Course code||LT9004 (AF:302489 AR:166694)|
|Modality||For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||M-FIL/06|
|Moodle||Go to Moodle page|
a) demonstrate knowledge of important philosophical terms as metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, rationalism, empiricism, idealism, dualism, reductionism, determinism;
b) demonstrate knowledge of the views of the philosophers studied;
c) articulate how these views are created in response to general philosophical problems and/or to the views of other philosophers;
d) read, summarize and interpret the views of philosophers as expressed in philosophical texts;
e) identify the philosophical questions presented by the movies considered;
f) think more critically and argument more clearly.
J. Perry, M. Bratman, J. M. Fischer (eds.), Introduction to Philosophy. Classical and Contemporary Readings, Oxford University Press, 2016 (excerpts)
R. Descartes, Meditations on First philosophy (suggested edition ed. by J. Cottingham, Cambridge University Press).
D. Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (suggested edition Oxford University Press)
A selection of other texts will be given during the classes and will be present on the moodle of the class.
Students with different abilities and / or with specific learning disorders following this course are invited to report to the teacher (and to the specific office firstname.lastname@example.org) any need to optimize the preparation for the exam.