HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
1-Knowledge and understanding:
-knowledge of the philosophical and scientific thought of antiquity;
- Reading and understanding of the philosophical texts;
-knowledge of the terminology and the different philosophical methods needed for problem analysis and interpretation of texts;
2- Applying knowledge and understanding
- Production of reports and written tests in a clear, documented and argued, with proper use of the texts;
- Application of knowledge in interdisciplinary areas. Detection of connections of ideas between the history of philosophy, science and other cultural fields;
-reconstruction of cultural contexts with particular attention to the dialectic of the different positions.
Course contents summary
The course will cover the theme of alchimy in Ancient times.
BIBLIOGRAFIA ( FOR ATTENDANTS AND NOT ): ARISTOTELE, 'Meteorologia', a cura di L. Pepe, Bompiani ( testo greco a fronte ), Milano 2003;
ERMETE TRISMEGISTO, Corpus Hermeticum, “Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli”, Milano 2001 ss.; M. PEREIRA, Arcana sapienza. L'alchimia dalle oprigini a Jung, Carocci, Roma 2001 ss.;
R. HALLEUX, Textes de l'alchimie antique, Brepols, Tournolth 2010;
Ch. CRISCIANI - M. PEREIRA, L'arte del sole e della luna, CISAM, Firenze 1996 ss.;
M. PEREIRA ( a cura di ), Alchimia. I testi della tradizione Occidentale, 'I Meridiani', Mondadori, Milano 2012.
Lectures, presentations, term papers prepared by individual students or groups and their classroom discussion; any vision of bibliographic material preserved in libraries and related to the course; oral exposure of philosophical positions with public debate.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written essays personal ( 30% ); oral verification of the levels of learning achieved ( 70% ).