Workshop. Self-imitation and Identification

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The workshop's aims are the following ones:
to learn a critical attitude in the reading of a philosophical text, and an adequate method in order to take possession of its contents;
to learn how to adequately write a short philosophical paper.
Expected learning outcomes
The workshop aims to develop the following skills:

Critical thinking skills:
By the end of the workshop, students will display a sufficiently independent critical approach in selecting and interpreting the notions that are most relevant their area of study and to the broader socio-cultural context in which they operate

Communication skills:
By the end of the workshop:
- students will be able to effectively communicate the acquired knowledge and disseminate it to the general public;
- student will have developed basic IT skills concerning knowledge preservation and transfer.

Learning skills:
By the end of the workshop, students will have developed the learning skills required to continue their studies in keeping with their own research interests. In order to meet this objective, students will also develop relevant skills in the independent interpretation of sources and in the use of basic IT tool for bibliographic research.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Introduction to Freud's identification process and to his concept of imitation and presentation of the self-imitative theory.
Students will debate the key topics of the texts and the related bibliography.

By following the workshop, students are entitled to attain 3 ECTS.
The workshop is open to all students of the bachelor degree in Philosophy
Prerequisites for admission
No previous knowledge required
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
S. Freud, Psicologia delle masse e analisi dell'Io, Bollati Boringhieri 1978
S. Freud, L'Io e l'Es, Bollati Boringhieri 1978
G. Mormino, Per una teoria dell'imitazione, Cortina 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
In order to pass, students are required to actively participate in practical in-class activities and to write a final report about one (or a part of one) of the analysed texts.
Students will not receive a specific grade for the workshop (pass/fail only).
Attendance is compulsory.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Colombo Raffaella