Theoretical Philosophy and theories of culture
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and theoretical understanding of philosophical texts; logical skills and critical analysis of philosophical themes (descriptor 1). Writing of short papers, using a correct philosophical language (descriptor 2). Ability of constructing and of communicating good argumentations, learned during the couse, and of developing them autonomously (descriptors 3-4-5).
Course contents summary
The course will be devoted to this subject: "Freedom and Fate in Renaissance Philosophy: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the Discourse on the Dignity of Man".
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, "Discorso sulla dignità dell'uomo"; Eugenio Garin, "Lo zodiaco della vita. La polemica sull'astrologia dal Trecento al Cinquecento", Laterza, Bari-Roma, 2007.
The course will be in the form of lectures. The student is required to write a short essay on an assigned topic.
Assessment methods and criteria
The valuation is based on an oral exam, in which the theoretical understanding and the critical analysis of philosophical texts will be assessed. The students have to write a short paper: the valuation of the papers will be founded on the correctness of the argumentations and of the philosophical language. The oral and the written communication will be assessed and will result in the final grade.