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The course aims at (1) a seminal discussion of the arguments of Aristotle’s De interpretatione, of the Transcendental Analytic of the Critique of Pure Reason and of Kant’s Logic, (2) the individuation of the sources, (3) the reconstruction of the immediate and (4) long-term impact.
Monographic Part: Judgment. The course follows the approaches of the history of concepts and of the history of problems and considers the interpretation of a number of categories between Aristotle and Kant. It proposes issues that have animated the three books, which lie at the origin of logic, ontology, and epistemology. On top of the questions that concern the argumentative aspects of De interpretatione and their place in the history of Aristotle’s development, the course considers also Aristotle’s criticism of Plato and the impact set forth by the Latin translation of Boethius.
Teaching methods: seminal discussion. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
the final exam will consist of an oral discussion of the required texts and of an optional text, a written exam for the students that will have attended the course, papers are welcome, but not required. Students that have opted for the curriculum ex 509 will be examined on the first part of the course only, Aristotle, which will end Nov. 2, 2009.
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