PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Scienze dell'Educazione Permanente e della Formazione Continua PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE UMANE, FILOSOFICHE E DELLA FORMAZIONE
EQF7
SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE PERMANENTE E DELLA FORMAZIONE CONTINUA
2020/2021

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
636LESSONS
Objectives
The first objective is to train the student in a conscious and critical awareness of human potential - that is, capable of questioning, on the one hand, the creativity of man as a resource that has always been characteristic of our species; and, on the other hand, on the risks that it can entail, particularly in an era, such as the current one, now defined as the "Anthropocene". Therefore, the aim is to make students understand how man, only if properly trained to a conscious awareness, but also being self-critical, can constitute a resource for the world in which he lives and for the contexts in which he finds himself operating.
The second objective - more specifically connected to the professional profile of the student of this Degree Course - derives from what has been said above: it is a matter of understanding how in the workplace, in professional contexts and within communities of various typologies, adequately trained staff can represent a rich and creative resource potential.
The third objective - more connected to the "know-how" and the "skills" that the student should achieve - is to teach him/her to use reasoning to introduce forms of dialogue and inventive skills in specific situations, with appropriate conceptual tools.
Prerequisites
It is necessary that students have foundational knowledge of the history of philosophy and history of art.
Contents
The main theme of the course is: Creativity: human resource par excellence.
The course will be divided into three steps:
a)the first week will be dedicated to give a brief overview of how human creativity has been expressed over time;
b)in the following four weeks the focus will be on our western tradition, retracing the salient phases of our history, in particular from the artistic point of view, giving adequate emphasis to the related philosophical reflections;
c)the last six weeks will be dedicated to an in-depth study of the contemporary world, looking both at its particular creative forms (not neglecting digital-related techniques), and at the risks that today threaten the Earth on a planetary level precisely because of the insane use of human creativity.
Teaching Methods
Attendance to lectures is not compulsory. However, it is highly recommended. In addition to the 36 lecture hours envisaged, an additional 10 hours of further activities are planned for those wishing to attend.
During the 10 additional hours students will be given the possibility to: 1) visit two neapolitan Museums (the Capodimonte Museum and the Madre Museum, which takes about 5/6 hours); 2) meet some artists and/or two philosophers of art (4/5 hours).

Verification of learning
Assessment will be based on an oral exam. If they wish, the students can ask to take formative tests during the course to reduce the study-load from the summative part of the assessment.
The final oral exam consists of a discussion of the duration of 15/20 minutes, depending on the students’ preparation. The oral exam takes place in two stages.
The first question will always focus on a theme chosen by the student in order to verify his/her level of preparation, maturity and autonomy in the ability to choose and adequately argue, with logical-deductive abilities, the theme that he/she found most interesting.
The following questions will be aimed to ascertain a) the level of knowledge reached; b) the ability to use the contents learned in their future profession.
Students not attending the lectures are to prepare an overall written report, of not less than 7 pages, on one of the books indicated.


Texts
1) Plato, Simposio – extacts made available by the Professor;

2) G. Deleuze, Che cos’è un atto di creazione (Ed. Cronopio);

3) P. Valéry, L’anima e la danza (Mimesis).

Further optional reading:

4) Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens. Da animali a dei. Breve storia dell’umanità (Bompiani).

Students not attending the course also need to study Yuval Noah Harari’s book: Sapiens. Da animali a dei. Breve storia dell’umanità (Bompiani).

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