Philosophy of social scienceS

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Communication Sciences
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
9
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
82
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (72 hours), Exercise (10 hours)
Requirements: 

None

Final Examination: 
Orale
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Course description and learning objectives
The course aims at developing some specific competences related to:
1) Analysis of philosophical thought and collective imaginary of modern society.
2) Understanding and interpretation of the freemasonry as historical and symbolic phenomenon.
The course will thus focus on the analysis of esoteric symbolism of the freemasonry in an historical perspective. Special focus will be placed on the interaction between modern society and freemasonry tradition, symbolism and values.
In particular, students will be required to analyse and interpret the rising and the social importance of the Red Book of Carl Gustav Jung.

Final assessment
The students’ knowledge will be assessed through a final oral talk

The oral exam students are required to orally analyse and describe the arguments of the course and to have a critic approach.

The following will be evaluated:
1) The lexical correctness of the exposition (5 pts);
2) The correctness of the conceptual analyses (10 pts);
3) The management of an effective methodology of learning (5 pts);
4) The students’ critical thinking skills and capacity of autonomy (10 pts).

The course is divided into three modules:
1) Analysis of collective imaginary and philosophical thought
2) Analysis of the concept of community and its symbolism from the analytical psychology point of view.
3) Analysis of the rise of Red Book of Jung in modern society

• C. Bonvecchio, I viaggi dei filosofi, Mimesis, Milano, 2008.
• C. G, Jung, Gli archetipi dell’inconscio collettivo, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1977.
• C. G. Jung, Il Libro Rosso (fino a pag.107), Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2014

Professors

BONVECCHIO CLAUDIO
GULINO DANIELA