Ontology: EMERGENCE, INTENTIONALITY, DOCUMENTALITY
Anno accademico 2016/2017
Codice attività didattica
Prof. Maurizio Ferraris (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
laurea magistrale in Filosofia
SSD attività didattica
M-FIL/01 - filosofia teoretica
The course is intended for all students at the Laurea Magistrale (MA) level. The aim is to acquire a knowledge of the topics and themes discussed at class. The instructor’s focus will be on the following skills: understanding, reasoning, contextualizing, and processing.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
The evaluation will be based on a final written test followed by an oral discussion. The exam will be centered on the understanding of key notions and theses and on a critical analysis of the main themes developed during the course. The instructor will assess the students’ argumentative abilities and the depth of the theoretical understanding.
The course aims to investigate the latest philosophical research in relation to theories describing the genesis of social reality and that of individual intentionality. We will examine two specific entities: "intentionality" and "documentality". According to intentionalism, society is the result of collective intentionality, and individual intentionality is a primitive. For the documentalistic approach, society is the result of documentality, which is also decisive to the genesis of individual intentionality. Finally, the way in which documentality comes into existence is not construction, but emergence: a long evolutionary chain rooted in our past (and present) animality - relationships of dominance and subordination, marking one's territory and so on. - that generates documentality and its inherently normative nature.
Modalità di insegnamento
Lectures. The evaluation will be based on a final written test followed by an oral discussion.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
To meet the course requirements the students will have to show the ability to present and analyze the topics developed at class; a good mastery of the scientific lexicon; the ability to identify connections and relations of interdependence among the notions and the theses studied during the course. The final grade is based on a scale of thirty.
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
M. Ferraris, "New Realism and New Media. From Documentality to Normativity" in J. Floyd, J. E. Katz (eds) Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application, New York, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp- 59-81.
M. Ferraris, Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces, New York, Fordham University Press, 2012, pp. 400
M. Ferraris, Positive Realism, London, Zer0 Books, 2015
M. Ferraris, "Trascendental Realism", The Monist, 98:2, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/monist/onv007, pp. 215-232.
ON LINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
For further information about the course, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
01/09/2016 alle ore 00:00
30/06/2017 alle ore 00:00