|Unit||Credits||Academic sector||Period||Academic staff|
|MODULO I||6||M-FIL/06-HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY||Sem. 1A||
|MODULO II||6||M-FIL/06-HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY||Sem. 1B||
We aim at knowledge and understanding) offering a general picture of authors and schools within the ancient philosophy, teaching to use the proper philosophical terminology, teaching the critical use of an original philosophical text, for acquiring basic philosophical matters and concepts.
We aim at knowledge and understanding) offering a general picture of authors and schools within the medieval philosophy, teaching to use the proper philosophical terminology, teaching the critical use of an original philosophical text, for acquiring basic philosophical matters and concepts.
Course's content: Title: “Words and matters of the Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy”
The I Module aims at exploring some terminological and conceptual points across the whole ancient philosophy (VI sec. B.C.- VI sec. A.C.).
The II Module will make the same for some terminological and conceptual points of Mediaeval philosophy, from St. Augustin to Occam.
For every subject: the original terms will be indicated and explained, those which contribute to form the traditional philosophical language. The proposals will be examined of the most authoritative ancient thinkers, reading some original texts translated in Italian. Their various theories will be confronted to each other and we are going to look for the influence they may have had on the subsequent philosophical thinking, particularly on the contemporary one.
Books to be studied
a) General Part: E. BERTI-F. VOLPI, Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi, Edizione compatta, 2 voll. indivisibili, Roma-Bari 2007 (for this exam from the origins to Occam);
b) Lecture notes (at students' disposal in the photocopies shops “La rapida” and “Ateneo”)
c) Basic text: L.M. NAPOLITANO VALDITARA, Virtù, felicità e piacere nell’etica dei Greci, edizione riveduta e aggiornata, Verona aemme edizioni 2014.
d) Integrations and substitutions: student who cannot attend lessons, or who must substitute the General part will also study: B. CENTRONE, Prima lezione di filosofia antica, Roma-Bari Laterza 2015. Otherwise he must approach the teacher to receive indications on adding texts, whose reading will compensate for lacking attendance: these texts will be agreed for every student, with regard to his previous knowledge, curriculum and interests.
Lessons (audio recording) will be available on the e-learning system.
LESSONS /AUDIO RECORDING (FILE WMA) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE E-LEARNING SYSTEM AND ARE COMPULSORY PART OF THE EXAM FOR ALL STUDENTS, ATTENDING LESSONS OR NOT (cf. www. e-learning.univr.it).
Prerequisites: Surely a previous knowledge of the history of the ancient and mediaeval philosophy allows to work easier within this scientific field: however it is not compulsory. The same can be said as to the ancient Greek and Latin languages. Better, an attention to lexical research and an interest in a critical reading of philosophical texts are very useful.
Teaching Methods: The course will be carried on by frontal lessons, with an introductory presentation of thinkers and philosophical schools, with direct reading of the texts and following discussions. Therefore attendance at classes will be very useful and desirable, though obviously not compulsory.
The same program is valid for the students who cannot attend lessons; nevertheless, they must pay attention to the previous point d (Integrations and substitutions).
Assesments: Some oral questions will be put to the student; he will be invited to read and comment some passages of the original texts already read together during classes. The student may freely choose to write a little paper (5-7 pages) about the subjects discussed during classes and he will send this paper to the teacher a week before the official exam: the text will be discussed together during the exam.
|Bruno Centrone||Prima lezione di filosofia antica (Edizione 1)||Laterza||2015|
|Enrico Berti - Franco Volpi||Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi (Edizione 1)||Laterza||2007|
|Linda Napolitano||Virtù, piacere e felicità nell'etica dei Greci (Edizione 1)||Aemme Edizioni Verona||2014|
|Carlo Chiurco||Il pensiero medievale. I grandi temi: ontologia ed etica. Gli autori e le scuole||QuiEdit||2019||978-88-6464-471-4|