Philosophy of language (2020/2021)

Course code
4S00888
Name of lecturer
Nicola Turrini
Coordinator
Nicola Turrini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/05 - PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing examples of the contribution modern and contemporary philosophy has made to the understanding of the functioning of language, and the relation between language, material reality and social reality.
At the end of the course, students:
KNOWLEDGE:
- will possess a wider knowledge of the main conceptual lines of Western philosophical tradition;
ABILITIES:
- will be able to comprehend philosophical texts, to set them in their proper critical context, and to interpret them;
- will use a correct philosophical terminology;
- will be able to autonomously form judgements on the subjects dealt with in the course;
- will develop the capacity to communicate philosophical contents to specialists and non-specialists alike;
- will be capable to continue their studies at a MA level.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
F. de Saussure Corso di linguistica generale Laterza 1967 (pagine scelte)
E. Benveniste Essere di parola. Semantica, soggettività, cultura Bruno Mondadori 2009 (pagine scelte)
R. Murray Schafer Il paesaggio sonoro Casa Ricordi 1985 (pagine scelte)
S. Freud Opere III. L’interpretazione dei sogni (1899) Bollati Boringhieri 1966 (pagine scelte)
W.J.T. Mitchell Pictorial Turn. Saggi di cultura visuale Raffaello Cortina 2017 (pagine scelte)