20710138 - ETHIC AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES

BONICALZI SOFIA

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Mutuazione: 20710138 ETICA E SCIENZE COGNITIVE in Scienze della Comunicazione L-20 BONICALZI SOFIA

Programme

The course of ethics and cognitive sciences aims to present and discuss some basic ethical notions, focusing on the contemporary debate and on the relationship between moral philosophy and the cognitive sciences. The course includes two parts. In the first part, we will discuss some key notions in the interdisciplinary ethical debate at the interplay between moral philosophy and the cognitive sciences. Among the themes that will be discussed: free will and moral responsibility, neurolaw, the role of emotions and reasons in moral judgments, social cooperation. In the second part, we will focus on the role of unconscious psychological mechanisms in driving human behaviours.

Core Documentation

FOR STUDENTS WHO ATTEND THE COURSE, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:
1 – M. De Caro, M. Marraffa (2016). Mente e morale. Una piccola introduzione, Luiss University Press
2 – J. Bargh (2018). A tua insaputa. La mente inconscia che guida le nostre azioni, Bollati Boringhieri

FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE COURSE, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TEXTS:
1 – M. De Caro, M. Marraffa (2016). Mente e morale. Una piccola introduzione, Luiss University Press
2 – J. Bargh (2018). A tua insaputa. La mente inconscia che guida le nostre azioni, Bollati Boringhieri
3 - D. Kahneman (2013). Pensieri lenti e veloci, Mondadori

Type of delivery of the course

The course is made up of lectures and debates encouraging students' participation. If the emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemics continues, we'll follow our University's recommendation regarding teaching. In particular, teaching will be done online using the platforms suggested by the University.

Attendance

Attendance in not mandatory but strongly recommended. The program for students who do not attend classes includes some additional texts.

Type of evaluation

The verification of learning will take place via an oral exam. If the emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemics continues, we'll follow our University's recommendation regarding evaluation. In particular, the oral exam will be done via the platform Microsoft Teams.