HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY OF THE RENAISSANCE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
depth knowledge of the Renaissance philosophical thought, with particular reference to the moral context; understanding and analysis of philosophical texts neo-Stoics and neo-skeptics (the descriptor).
Application to contemporary problems of argumentative techniques drawn from the ancient philosophy and late medieval (II descriptor), ability to construct and communicate arguments relating to philosophical concepts covered in the course and to deepen them independently (III, IV and V descriptor)
Course contents summary
The course focuses on the philosophy of Gemistus Pletho Bessarion and his pupil, ie the return of Plato humanism Italian front all'intrapresa Ficino. Emphasis will be on the political aspects of this Platonism late Byzantine and criticism of the Christian religion made by Plethon, about which we will show how it is a background to the critical Machiavellian religion.
Gemistus Pletho, Treaty of virtues; introduction to the author and the text, translation, notes and apparatus of Moreno Blacks. Milano: Bompiani Parallel Texts, 2010
Jonathan Molinari, Freedom and discord: Plethon, Bressarione, Pico della Mirandola. Bologna: The Mill, 2015
The course will be in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
Evaluation is based on an oral exam, in which the individual competence of the student will be assessed, together with his/her performance during the reading of the texts in class.