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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY mutuato
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuliano Gasparri After classes, or making an appointment by email.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Humanities. Literature, Arts and Philosophy (L-10)
Curriculum: FILOLOGICO-LETTERARIO MODERNO
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Knowledge of fundamental issues in the history of Western philosophical thought from Antiquity to the Modern Age.

Program

The course aims at providing an introduction to the knowledge of the history of ancient and modern philosophy, considering major authors and currents, the main themes and their evolution. Particular attention will be paid to René Descartes and his Meditations on first philosophy.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to understand and explain the philosophical text examined, to master the philosophical terminology, and to discuss critically the topics which have been dealt in the course.

Making judgments
The student will demonstrate independent judgment in the evaluation of the philosophical theories studied and ability to rework personal knowledge.

Learning skills
The student will be able to acquire new knowledge and skills, in order to access to additional training levels.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Scholars from other universities may be invited to present a lecture on specific topics within the course. Information will be published on Moodle https://blended.uniurb.it/moodle/


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures.

Course books

Course books:

- P. Hadot, Che cos’è la filosofia antica?, Einaudi, 2010

Storia della filosofia moderna, a cura di G. Belgioioso, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2018, pp. 50-71 e 83-394

- R. Descartes, Meditazioni metafisiche, a cura di S. Landucci, Laterza, 2010

Recommended reading:

- G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci, 2010

- C. Santinelli, Dall’‘anima’ alla ‘mens’. Il modello cartesiano di mente, in Id., Mente e corpo, Studi su Cartesio e Spinoza, Quattroventi, Urbino 2000, pp. 41-153

Assessment

Oral exam on the course books.

The candidate will have to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental themes and problems of the history of Western philosophy through their elaboration in the most representative authors, showing a good argumentative ability, exposition accuracy, lexical competence. The candidate will be asked to read and comment a passage from Descartes’s Meditations on first philosophy.

The final evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths according to the following scale: 30 and praise = excellent; 30 = very good / excellent; 27-29 = good; 24-26 = discrete; 21-23 = sufficient; 18-21 = just enough. The exam is not passed when the essential knowledge is not acquired, the understanding and re-elaboration of the learned contents is poor and the disciplinary lexicon is not proper. 

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

Texts for non attending students are:

- P. Hadot, Che cos’è la filosofia antica?, Einaudi, 2010

Storia della filosofia moderna, a cura di G. Belgioioso, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2018, pp. 50-71 e 83-394

- R. Descartes, Meditazioni metafisiche, a cura di S. Landucci, Laterza, 2010

- G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci, 2010

Assessment

Oral exam on the course books.

The candidate will have to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental themes and problems of the history of Western philosophy through their elaboration in the most representative authors, showing a good argumentative ability, exposition accuracy, lexical competence. The candidate will be asked to read and comment a passage from Descartes’s Meditations on first philosophy.

The final evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths according to the following scale: 30 and praise = excellent; 30 = very good / excellent; 27-29 = good; 24-26 = discrete; 21-23 = sufficient; 18-21 = just enough. The exam is not passed when the essential knowledge is not acquired, the understanding and re-elaboration of the learned contents is poor and the disciplinary lexicon is not proper. 

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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