INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF PHILOSOPY

INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF PHILOSOPY

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Code
65131
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)

OVERVIEW

This module is aimed at introducing the fundamentals of philosophical ethics (terminology, topics and problems, main currents).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Being able to outline the evolution of western philosophy, in a diachronic perspective. Being able to present the origin and development of the main western philosophical categories; being able to analyze the evolution of these categories during the four main periods in history of philosophy (Ancient history, Middle Ages, Modern Age and Contemporary Age). Getting acquainted with the main works of philosophical tradition through the study and commentary of a "classic".

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

First-year students will become acquainted with the basic terminology of philosophical ethics, together with its topics and problems and its main currents. Students be able to approach the classics of moral philosophy and to face the contemporary debate.

Teaching methods

Frontal lesson

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Fundamentals of history of ancient and medieval philosophy (module 1). Aristotle's Protrepticus: reading and commentary.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer’s suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday 11-13 students; Thursday 11-13 candidate for the degree - Via Balbi, 4 - 1th floor

Ricevimento:   FOR STUDENTS: Wednesday 6-7 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor) FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS: Thursday 6-7 PM (DAFIST, Philosophy Section, via Balbi 4, 1st floor)  

Exam Board

PAOLO DE LUCIA

SIMONA LANGELLA (President)

LETTERIO MAURO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lesson

LESSONS START

September 27, 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

oral exam

Assessment methods

Since the course is designed for first-year students, the oral exam is aimed at assessing the following points: students' grasp of the topics covered during the course and their ability to collocate them in the relevant historical-cultural context; ability to present contents in a clear way; correct use of terminology in relation to authors and texts.

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://filosofia.dafist.unige.it/?dipendente=3830