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
A first-level knowledge of ancient philosophy.
Course contents summary
The course will focus on: The diaries of the soul in the ancient world and Patristic
After a brief review on the history of ancient philosophy will face the guided to the reading of two masterpieces of the ancient world on the theme of interiority: the "Memoirs" of Marcus Aurelius and the "Confessions" of Aurelius Augustine.
A manual-, at university level, on Ancient Philosophy;
-An edition of "Memoirs" with greek text to the front (eg.: BUR, Laterza); edition of the "Confessions" with Latin text (eg.: BUR, Cambridge University Press, Nuova Biblioteca Agostiniana)
-F. De Capitani, Manichaean Writings and antimanichaean, Uninova, Parma 2004.
Oral lessons, essays written by students with presentation and discussion in the classroom.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written essays, oral discussion, dialectical debates in the classroom and during the exam.
Also a good knowledge of Latin and Greek, as well as the principal modern languages would greatly help the understanding of the course content and facilitate literature searches of books and foreign magazines.