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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2018/2019
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 053642 - EMPOWERING IMAGINATION
Professor Chiodo Simona
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ053642 - EMPOWERING IMAGINATION

Detailed program and learning outcomes

Imagination is a classical notion which distinguishes Western philosophy since its ancient genesis and keeps being fundamental in contemporary philosophical research. The notion of imagination means a specific sort of mental representation which is different from perceiving, remembering and believing. Imagining means modelling mental objects which exceedingly help us understand ourselves and other human beings and project both our actions and the objects we are working on by providing us with a powerful guide in the realm of what may be possible, as a sort of bridge between the present and the future we aspire to.

The course aims at empowering imagination as one of the most promising tools we have at our disposal when we think of both how to act and interact and how to work on the objects we create in science, engineering, architecture and design. Thus, the course will give the PhD students some fundamental theoretical tools (in particular, on moral imagination) and especially the possibility of practicing imagination through exercises which aim at empowering their capacity of using it. For this purpose, a certified coach, with a strong background in education and research, will mentor students.

For an overview of the topic, see in particular The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination, ed. by A. Kind, London-New York: Routledge, 2016.


Notes on methods of assessing

The students are asked to write a short report (about 4 standard pages) on the relationship between what they will have learned and their own research work. The report should be delivered to the professors in charge (Simona Chiodo and Viola Schiaffonati) within September 15, 2019.


Teaching activities
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Schedule planning

The course takes place on four days: June 18-21, 2019.

Day 1, 14.30-18.00: Opening (with Simona Chiodo and Viola Schiaffonati) and Empowering Imagination (awareness) with Ester Bernadò (Barcelona).

Day 2, 9.30-13.00: Scientific Imagination with Margherita Arcangeli (Berlin).

Day 2, 14.30-18.00: Empowering Imagination (self) with Ester Bernadò (Barcelona).

Day 3, 9.30-13.00: Moral Imagination with Margherita Arcangeli (Berlin).

Day 3, 14.30-18.00: Empowering Imagination (understanding) with Ester Bernadò (Barcelona).

Day 4, 9.30-13.00: Empowering Imagination (action) with Ester Bernadò (Barcelona).


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Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
25.0
training
0.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
0.0
project laboratory
0.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English
Study material/slides available in English
Textbook/Bibliography available in English
It is possible to take the examination in English
Support available in English

Note Professor
schedaincarico v. 1.6.1 / 1.6.1
Area Servizi ICT
19/11/2019