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Ideology, Existence, Communication: foundations of critical thinking

FIL 213 Ideology, Existence, Communication: foundations of critical thinking (*)

Class hours: 42

Credits (ECTS): 6

LM-SPSpecialization in Fraternity in the Res Publica: Theory and Practice operative

Year: 1st

Terms: 3rd–4th

LM-CU – Specialization in Communication Processes and Intercultural and Interreligious Mediation

(*) Department of Social and Political Sciences, Economics and Management

Course held in Italian

The course studies the formation, dynamics and structure of ideological thought. It outlines the characteristics of ideological thought in its various and possible forms, so as to build the tools for its recognition and criticism, not only with reference to traditional political cultures, but also with regard to new ideological forms linked to mass consumerism, individualistic anonymity, and social destructuring. It is made up of two thematic units: the first presents an historical excursus of the interpretation of the concept of ideology and its implications in political theories; the second analyses ideology from an interdisciplinary perspective, mainly in its relationship with the mass media.

Bibliographical references

  • ABBAGNANO N., Dizionario di Filosofia, TEA-UTET, Milano 200613.
  • BAGGIO A. M., Perche no all’ideologia consumista, published in Città Nuova, 12/1995, pp. 45-47.
  • BONARI P., L’inganno ideologico del sé. Verso una filosofia della mente, «Esercizi Filosofici»/5 (2010), pp. 112-113.
  • CAMPANALE D., Scenza e ideologia, in Ideologia e filosofia: atti del XXI Convegno del Centro di studi filosofici tra professori universitari, Gallarate 1966, Morcellina, Brescia 1967, pp. 40-63.
  • CASTELLI E. (ed.), Demitizzazione e ideologia: atti del Convegno indetto dal Centro internazionale di studi umanistici e dall’Istituto di studi filosofici, Istituto di studi filosofici, Roma 1973.
  • D’ADDIO M., Storia delle dottrine politiche, ECIG, Genova 2002.
  • FRANKFURT H., On bullshit, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford 2005.
  • HUNT M., Ideology, «The Journal of American History» 77/1 (1990), pp. 108-115.
  • PAREYSON L., Filosofia e ideologia, in Ideologia e filosofia: atti del XXI Convegno del Centro di studi filosofici tra professori universitari, Gallarate 1966, Morcellina, Brescia 1967, pp. 40-63.
  • PEDRO-CARAÑANA J. – D. BROUDY – J. KLAEHN (eds.), The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness, University of Westminster Press, London 25/10/2018.
  • RAYMOND B., L’ideologia. Origine dei pregiudizi, Enaudi, Torino 1997.
  • RICOEUR P., Conferenze su ideologia e utopia, Jaca Book, Milano 1994.
  • ROSSI-LANDI F., Ideologia. Per l’interpretazione di un operare sociale e la ricostruzione di un concetto, Booklet, Milano 2005.
  • VAN DIJK T., Ideologie. Discorso e costruzione sociale del pregiudizio, Carocci, Roma 2004.
  • VIOLA F., Fine dell’ideologia o nuove ideologie?, «Ragion pratica» IV/7 (1996), pp. 11-26.

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