14PSPS118 - Philosophy of Media

Course specification
Course title Philosophy of Media
Acronym 14PSPS118
Study programme Psychology
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 3.0 Status
    Condition No additional reguirements. Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal The students will become acquainted with the philosophichal approach to media and also with the changes in our perception of reality made by the media and the world views which emerged parallel to the development of media.
    The outcome The students are enabled to recognize the relevance of media not only for transferring, distributing and storing knowledge in different discourses and social institutions but also for its forming and accepting. They will recognize mediality as a phenomenon sui generis and analyze it in the adequate way.
    Contents of lectures The task of philosophy of media: the study of forming and transfer of knowledge by media (writing, print, photography, film, radio, television, internet etc.). Wide and narrow sense of »media«. Transfer of information and communication. Medial revolutions and innovations. Media and public opinion. Media and social power. The problem of media deception. Simulacra and simulation. Transformation of perception and cognition determined by use of media. Medial construction of reality. Ethics and aesthetics of media. Different types of media theories: critical, (post)structuralistic, technical, constructivistic theories etc. Social history of media. History of philosophy of media.
    Contents of exercises Text analysis, discussion of presentations
    1. Adorno, Th. W.: "Two Essays about Television".
    2. Benjamin, W.: Essays.
    3. Baudrillard, J.: Simulacra and Simulation.
    4. Debray, R.: Transmitting Culture.
    5. Lipovetsky, G., J. Serroy: Global Screen.
    6. McLuhan, M.: Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.
    7. Manovich, L.: The Language of New Media.
    8. Plato: Phaedrus.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 1
    Methods of teaching Dialogic method, text analysis, presentation of video footage
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 10 Test paper
    Practical lessons 15 Oral examination 60
    Projects 15
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