ANTIOPOLOGY OF THE MEDIOEVO AND THE RENAISSANCE OF THE PHILOSOPHY - (FE)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to achieve the following educational objectives:
- in-depth knowledge of the most important aspects and authors as for the construction of the philosophical anthropology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance; ability to understand and analyze the philosophical and scientific text; knowledge of the specific terminology (1st Dublin descriptor);
- ability to reconstruct in critical way the genesis and the historical-philosophical development of a concept, theme or philosophical position; ability to carry out a written report with a correct use of primary sources and secondary literature (2nd Dublin descriptor);
- ability to analyze and synthesize correctly and completely the most significant aspects of the course; ability to identify key concepts by making appropriate connections and comparisons between epochs and cultural contexts; ability to express reasoned judgments and to structure a clearly and logically coherent argument; ability to reorganize the contents in a personal, critical and documented way, with an autonomous and aware use of the specific terminology (3rd, 4th and 5th Dublin descriptor).
For the course attendance, knowledge of the history of medieval and Renaissance philosophy and basic knowledge of Latin are strongly recommended. Knowledge of English is essential to reach an understanding of some of the texts included in the bibliography.
Course contents summary
Philosophy and Medicine in Medieval and Renaissance Anthropology.
The course aims to present some of the main moments of the construction of medieval anthropology and its legacy. It will consider the reception and reworking of both philosophical and ancient medical sources, illustrating the fruitful dialogue between philosophical and medical-scientific discourse.
Bibliography will be provided to attending students at the beginning of the course.
Due to the protraction of health emergency of coronavirus, all classes will be conducted remotely by the teacher through recorded lectures, in which precise indications will be provided on contents and bibliography.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of the writing a short report (10-12 pages) on one of the topics or authors explained during the course, and an individual oral examination, which will start from the written report, and then will expand to the discussion of the course contents and the texts provided in the bibliography. The evaluation will include the judgment on the written report and the judgment on the oral examination.
Non-attending students are expected to contact the teacher via e-mail to arrange an appointment.