HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
-knowledge of the philosophical and scientific thought from ancient times to today
- Reading and understanding of the philosophical texts
-knowledge of the terminology and the different philosophical methods needed for problem analysis and interpretation of texts.
-knowledge of historiographical methodology
Course contents summary
Course Title: Reading and commentary of the "De magistro" and "De doctrina christiana" of Augustine of Hippo.
The treatment of the theme of the fundamentals of communication and intersubjectivity, that Augustine, in his first time, he saw in a polivocal and original enough to the point of have Wittgenstein's attention, will guide our reading of the texts .
This reading presupposes, of course, a knowledge of all the thought of the ancient world, that the student must already possess.
- An edition of "De magistro", with Latin text (eg.: Bompiani, Bur ...);
- F. De Capitani, Evil, freedom, soul and arts in Ancient and Medieval thought, Uninova, Parma 2005.
Frontal lessons. Presentation and discussion of papers written in the classroom.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Discussion of papers written with the professor and other students.