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
After a brief review on the theme of language in the world ancient, pagan and Christian, we will pass to a guided reading of steps in the "Cratylus" Plato's, usually little known, trying to highlight the relationships with the thought of Aurelius Augustine.
A manual,of university-level, on Ancient Philosophy;
The "Cratylus" of Plato: one ediz. compared with greek (eg. Laterza).
REQUIRED READING: F. De Capitani, Manichaean Writings and antimanichaean, Uninova, Parma 2004 ss
Frontal lectures, presentation and discussion in the classroom of written essays on subjects related to the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Written essays, presented and discussed with the professor.