Introduction, application, and evaluation of case-studies pertaining to (1) the history of ideas, concepts, problems, traditions, institutions; (2) the methods of the history of concepts; and (3) the notion of a pragmatic history of philosophy.
Contenuto del corso: History of Concepts. The course offers a genuinely interdisciplinary program. Each major research emphasis is represented:
(a) introductory remarks on the history of ideas, concepts, problems, traditions, institutions;
(b) review of methods of the history of concepts and their applications;
(c) evaluation of the role played by a pragmatic history of philosophy.
Students are expected to work towards a thorough preparation and training in interdisciplinary intellectual history that will be the basis of their placement in national and international frameworks dedicated to historic research, cultural administration, and information management. During a four-week program, visiting professors from the Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam will contribute to the course offering the perspective of intellectual historians.
Testi di riferimento: All texts will be made available at the beginning of the course at the Philosophy Department library.
Metodi didattici: Seminal discussion.
Active course participation, papers, quizzes, final exam consisting of an oral discussion of one of the texts indicated above.
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