The course will offer an analysis of classical and contemporary philosophical discussions concerning the meaning of philosophy, its character and its relations to social and political dimensiones. The course will develop a detailed reading and hermeneutical commentary of Hannah Arendt's The Life of the Mind. Arendt's philosophy will be presented and the main focus of attention.
1. Knowledge of abstract concepts in the contemporary interpretation of the natural, social and personal world, and, specially, those of selfhood, experience, action and truth.
2. Interpretation and understanding of the arguments and reasons (perspectives, styles, theories) that sustain 1.
3. Interpretation of 1 and 2 in different cultural contexts and in the diverse philosophical styles and traditions.
4. Understanding and use of different forms of expression and diverse renderings through which competences 1-3 are achieved.
5. Competece achievement in developing arguments and writing reviews by way of writing short papers and essays.