INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY B: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO PHILOSOPHY

Filosofia INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY B: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO PHILOSOPHY

0312500076
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
PHILOSOPHY
2017/2018

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
I. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE STUDENT WILL BE SOLICITED BY THE STUDY OF AUTHORS, TEXTS, THEORIES AND COMPUTER-PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS, TO THINK ABOUT THE SPECULATIVE PECULIARITIES, THE TECHNICAL IMPLICATIONS AND THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE DIGITAL CULTURE.

II. ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
AT THE END OF THE COURSE THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO APPLY THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ICT TO THE DAILY USE OF COMPUTER TOOLS AND TO KNOW HOW TO DISTINGUISH AND EFFECTIVELY USE THE MAIN TOOLS FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL ONLINE.
Prerequisites
None
Contents
THE COURSE IS INTERDISCIPLINARY BY NATURE, IT MOVES FROM REFLECTION ON THE LOGICO-PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT OF UNIVERSAL COMPUTER, THE SO-CALLED ALGEBRA OF THOUGHT, ON WHICH PHILOSOPHERS AND LOGICIANS SUCH AS LEIBNIZ AND BOOLE, FREGE AND CANTOR, GÖDEL AND TURING HAVE FOCUSED; IT CONTINUES THROUGH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN STAGES OF THE HISTORY OF HYPERTEXT, A CONCEPT THAT THANKS TO THE INTUITION OF BUSH, LICKLIDER AND NELSON HAS CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO DEFINE THE IDENTITY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE ITSELF AND HAS INSPIRED THE INVENTOR OF THE WEB BERNERS-LEE; IT CONCLUDES WITH AN ANALYSIS OF TOOLS AND RESOURCES (OPAC, ELECTRONIC JOURNALS, OPEN ARCHIVES, E-BOOKS, DATABASES) OF THE DIGITAL DOCUMENTARY UNIVERSE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE PHILOSOPHICAL SOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE AND THE SERVICES OFFERED BY THE WEBSITE OF THE LIBRARIES OF THE UNIVERSITY. A PART OF THE COURSE WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE INFORMATION LITERACY AND TO THE TRAINING IN THE USE OF WIKI PLATFORMS.
Teaching Methods
LESSIONS WITH THE SUPPORT OF BLOG, VIDEO, WIKI AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
Verification of learning
THE EXAM CONSISTS OF A DISCUSSION ON THE TOPICS OF THE COURSE. STUDENTS SHOULD ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COLLABORATIVE WRITING OF THE EBOOK DEDICATED TO THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE AND PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION ON MEDIUM AND TWITTER SOCIAL PLATFORMS.
Texts
1) FILOSOFIA DELL'INFORMATICA, EBOOK PUBLISHED BY THE TEACHER ON WIKIBOOKS PLATFORM, TO WHICH STUDENTS WILL CONTRIBUTE BEFORE THE EXAM. THE EBOOK IS THE COURSE MANUAL AND COVERS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: BASIC CONCEPTS, LOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BIRTH OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, HISTORY OF HYPERTEXT AND THE WEB, PHILOSOPHICAL THEORIES ON DIGITAL.

2) PAPERS PROVIDED BY THE TEACHER.
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