History of ancient philosophy (MA)

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer a clear overview of the history of ancient philosophy, along with the ability to analyze and interpret the most significant texts of the most importantly referenced authors. It also aims to make the student become aware of historical perspective and distance, as well as the problems associated with it (with particular reference to the use of historiographic awareness for the purposes of modern philosophical research). Finally, the course aims to provide lexical and conceptual tools suitable for historical-philosophical communication, with particular reference to ancient thinking, both scientific and popular.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge:
In-depth knowledge of the history of ancient philosophy through direct interaction with the texts of fundamental classical authors, such as Plato and Aristotle.
A sure understanding of the theoretical and historical significance of the texts addressed in lessons and a more general understanding of some of the central connection of ancient thought with full awareness of the transformation over time of the concepts and the argumentative forms in relation to language and reality.
Skills: Ability to critically apply the knowledge learned in reading and commenting on ancient philosophical texts of a certain complexity, framing them historically.
Ability to apply the acquired knowledge on ancient thinking, specifically on the relationship between language and reality, to the analysis of new textual and theoretical places compared to those addressed in the lesson.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: From Plato to Neoplatonism
First Part: reading and commentary of some Plato's texts (from epublic, Theaetetus, etc.)
Second Part: reading and commentary of some Middle-Platonic texts
Third part: reading and commentary of some Neoplatonic texts
Prerequisites for admission
No specific requirements other than those required for access to the course of studies
Teaching methods
The evaluation method in an oral exam. The aim of the exam is to ascertain knowledge and skills acquired in the comprehension and commentary of the texts proposed in classroom. Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:

1) Platone, Republica,a c. di M. Vegetti, Bur
2) Scelta di testi medio e neoplatonici a cura del docente

Program for 6 CFU:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
- M. Bonazzi, Il Platonismo, Einaudi

Program for 9 CFU;
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
- M. Bonazzi, Il Platonismo, Einaudi
- R. Chiaradonna, Plotino, Carocci.

Non-attending students:

Program for 6 CFU:
- Platone,Timeo, a c. di F. Fronterotta, Bur
- R. Chiaradonna, Plotino, Carocci.

Program for 9 CFU:
- Platone,Timeo, a c. di F. Fronterotta, Bur
- M. Bonazzi, Il Platonismo, Einaudi
- R. Chiaradonna, Plotino, Carocci.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The evaluation method in an oral exam. The aim of the exam is to ascertain knowledge and skills acquired in the comprehension and commentary of the texts proposed in classroom. Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday 9.30-12.30
Office D29, Department of Historical Studies