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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuliano Gasparri After lectures, by appointment (via e-mail), at the lecturer's office, Palazzo Albani, 2nd floor.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English French
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

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

Learning Objectives

Knowledge of fundamental issues in the history of Western philosophical thought.
Introduction to philosophical terminology and to the reading of a classic of philosophical literature.

Program

The course aims at providing an introduction to the knowledge of the history of philosophy, considering major authors and currents, the main themes and their evolution. Particular attention will be devoted to the age of the scientific revolution, and the interaction between epistemological models and metaphysics. The lecturer will read excepts from Francis Bacon's works (De augmentis scientiarumNouvum Organum, and New Atlantis) and René Descartes Discourse on method. At the beginning of the course, some lectures will be dedicated to terms and themes of ancient philosophy.

Bridging Courses

None.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: furthrance of knowledge and understanding of Western philosophical thought in its historical and conceptual development.

Applying knowledge and understanding: ability to analize a philosophical text through its historical context, knowledge of the history of its interpretations, its logical structure; ability to build logical and historically contextualized arguments, also applicable to other disciplines.

Making judgements: gain of a critical point of view with regard to a philosophical text and ability to build interpretative hypotheses with autonomy.

Communication skills: expressing, arguing and summarizing abilities.

Learning skills: study methodology, critical abilities, ability to master technical terminology; 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

The attendance of seminars will be suggested during the lectures.

Ongoing formative assessment tests will be carried out during the course.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures, dialogued lessons.

Innovative teaching methods

Dialogued lessons; images.

Course books

Storia della filosofia moderna, ed. G. Belgioioso, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2018, pp. 53-60, 83-301, 317-333 e 380-394.

- F. Bacone, Scritti filosofici, ed. P. Rossi, UTET, only the following texts: La dignità e il progresso del sapere divino e umano; La grande instaurazioneLa nuova Atlantide.

R. Descartes, Discorso sul metodo, with an introduction by T. Gregory, Laterza.

- G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci.

Recommended reading: M. Fattori, Introduzione a Francis Bacon, Laterza (available at the Biblioteca Umanistica, Urbino).

Upon request by students, the lecturer will provide information on course books and optional reading in English.

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 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 of the learned contents is poor and the disciplinary lexicon is not appropriate.

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

Teaching

Self-study.

Course books

Storia della filosofia moderna, ed. G. Belgioioso, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2018, pp. 53-60, 83-301, 317-333 e 380-394.

- F. Bacone, Scritti filosofici, ed. P. Rossi, UTET, only the following texts: La dignità e il progresso del sapere divino e umano; La grande instaurazioneLa nuova Atlantide.

R. Descartes, Discorso sul metodo, with an introduction by T. Gregory, Laterza.

- G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci.

- An additional book indicated by the lecturer (please contact the lecturer by email).

Suggested reading: M. Fattori, Introduzione a Francis Bacon, Laterza (available at the Biblioteca Umanistica in Urbino).

Upon request by students, the lecturer will provide information on course books and optional reading in English.

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 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 of the learned contents is poor and the disciplinary lexicon is not appropriate.

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.

Notes

Upon request by students, the lecturer will provide information on course books and optional reading in English.

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