Philosophy and deontology of communication (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02208
Credits
12
Coordinator
Tommaso Tuppini
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
ETICA E DEONTOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (P) II MODULO 6 M-FIL/03-MORAL PHILOSOPHY Semestrino IA, Semestrino IB Davide Poggi
FILOSOFIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (I) I MODULO 6 M-FIL/01-THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY Semestrino IIA Tommaso Tuppini

Learning outcomes

Module: ETICA E DEONTOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (P) II MODULO
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The course intends to critically analyze the concept of the ethics of communication and its role in society, focusing on the relationship between (mass-)media communication and human “person”, who is both user, receiver, and “manager” of the communication process and the technologies involved.


Module: FILOSOFIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (I) I MODULO
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Understanding how dreams communicates meanings that are below the threshold of consciousness.

Syllabus

Module: ETICA E DEONTOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (P) II MODULO
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Contents of the course:
1. The relationship between general ethics and special ethics: the case of the ethics of communication;
2. Ethics “of” communication or ethics “in” communication? Ethics and deontology;
3. “To say” and “to do” an ethical communication.

Reference texts:
- A. Fabris, Etica della comunicazione, nuova edizione, Roma, Carocci, 2014. ISBN 978-88-430-6940-8
- Further material will be provided and will be online available on the e-learning section of the site: www.univr.it.


Module: FILOSOFIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (I) I MODULO
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DREAMS, DESIRE, MEANING

"By slow degrees the mind becomes convinced of the supreme reality of these images. At first limiting itself to submitting to them, it soon realizes that they flatter its reason, and increase its knowledge accordingly. The mind becomes aware of the limitless expanses wherein its desires are made manifest, where the pros and cons are constantly consumed, where its obscurity does not betray it. It goes forward, borne by these images which enrapture it, which scarcely leave it any time to blow upon the fire in its fingers. This is the most beautiful night of all, the lightning-filled night: day, compared to it, is night." They are words by André Breton, the father of Surrealism, celebrating the creative power and the new language of dreams which first discovered Sigmund Freud. Dream is the language of desire. Desire is not following the criteria of logic and linearity, but it works as theater of images that reveals the dreamer everything which in his desire overcomes awareness. The dream, according to Freud, is the "royal road to the unconscious", to the clear night of desire that can become a new reason for knowledge and meaning to our existence.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

- S. FREUD, "L'interpretazione dei sogni", Bollati-Boringhieri, Torino
- S. FREUD, "Tre saggi sulla teoria sessuale", Bollati-Boringhieri, Torino
- A. BRETON, "Primo manifesto del surrealismo"

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: ETICA E DEONTOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (P) II MODULO
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Written examination concerning the program and consisting of both multiple-choice questions and open questions.


Module: FILOSOFIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (I) I MODULO
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Written test with open questions.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Adriano Fabris Etica della comunicazione (nuova ed.) (Edizione 2) Carocci 2014 978-88-430-6940-8