|Academic Unit:||Social Anthropology and History|
|Level of studies:||Postgraduate|
|Course Title:||The continuity and discontinuity of ideas: language and the history of concepts|
|Independent teaching activities||Weekly teaching hours||Credits|
|Course type:||Graduate seminar Special background|
|Prerequisite courses:||All first semester courses|
|Language of instruction and examinations:||Greek|
|Is the course offered to erasmus students:||Νο|
|Course website (Url):||https://en.sah.aegean.gr/graduate-programs/ma-in-crisis-and-historical-change/courses-offered/ial-4/|
(2) LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes: The course aims at familiarizing students with the interpretation of concepts in a historical perspective, which is framed by an understanding of basic concepts of linguistic theory.
• Free, creative, and inductive thought
• Individual work
Language does not only reflect the flow of historical time but is also instrumental in shaping the conditions for conceiving transmutations of reality. The aim of this set of lectures is twofold. On the one hand, it seeks to provide an overview of major linguistic theories, from antiquity to date, in the hope deciphering linguistic data as a tool and index of the development and adventures of consciousness. On the other hand, it seeks to delve into the content of concepts which eventually crystallized in polar pairs such as law/nature, interest/fairness, part/whole, etc., in specific historical circumstances.
(4) TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
|Use of information and communications technology :||Use of educational materials available online through the eclass platform|
|Teaching methods:||Activity||Semester workload|
|Student performance evaluation:||
Language of evaluation: Greek|
Method of evaluation:
Oral presentations, written assignments
(5) ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Πλάτων. Κρατύλος: Ή περί ορθότητας ονομάτων, μτφ. Φιλολογική Ομάδα Κάκτου, ( Αθήνα: Χατζόπουλος, 1994).
De Saussure, Ferdinand. Course in General Linguistics (New York: Philosophical Library, 1959).
Chomsky, Noam. Syntactic Structures (Berlin-New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002).
Lakoff, George. Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind (Chicago:University of Chicago Press,1987).