Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/01 - THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY
Sem IIA dal Feb 24, 2014 al Apr 20, 2014.
- Knowledge and understanding skills.
Critical analysis and understanding of philosophical concepts, supported by advanced textbooks. Ability to make explicit the main philosophical problems by devising and sustaining with reasons and evidence for accepting (or not) particular conclusions.
- Learning skills
Apply knowledge and understanding to philosophical inquiry.
- Autonomy in making judgements.
Gathering and interpreting relevant problems.
- Communication skills
Logical and exposition skills in multi-level communication: debate and panel discussion, philosophical writing samples, chat and forum.
1) Philosophy and Neuro-Reductionism: Consciousness and Brain;
2) Neuroplasticity and Experience;
3) Sensoriality and Mind’s Representation of the World;
4) The extended Mind: Dennett, Chalmers and Clark
5) The embodied Mind: M. Merleau-Ponty and E. Thompson
6) Subjective experience and Self-consciousness;
7) The role of time experience for personal identity.
8) Perception and knowledge of Others
9) Genesis of social cognition: empathy and social interaction forms
1) P. Giuspoli, Philosophy and Cognitive Neurosciences (Download from: https://elearning.univr.it/j/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=60&url=/sso/accedi_e.php?go=/e/course/view.php?id=1212).
2) S. GALLAGHER, D. ZAHAVI, The Phenomenological Mind. An Introduction to philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences, Routledge, London – New York 2008.
3)Thompson E., Empathy and Consciousness, Imprint Academics (http://www.imprint.co.uk/pdf/Thompson.pdf); or Boella L., Sentire l’altro: conoscere e praticare l’empatia, Raffaello Cortina, Milano 2006; or Costa V., Fenomenologia dell’intersoggettività. Empatia, socialità, cultura, Carocci, Roma 2010 (in reprint).
The final evaluation will take place in the form of a written exam.