HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY A

Filosofia HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY A

0312500151
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
PHILOSOPHY
2021/2022

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
GENERAL OBJECTIVES
THE COURSE AIMS AT ANALYZING ISSUES, PROBLEMS, CURRENTS, AND BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE EMERGENCE OF THE FIRST SYMPTOMS OF THE THEOLOGICAL-SPECULATIVE CRISIS OF MEDIEVAL SCHOLASTICISM (XIV CENTURY) AND THE DEFINITIVE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RATIONALISTIC AUTONOMY OF KNOWLEDGE (XVI CENTURY).

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION
THE STUDENT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
LEARN THE THOUGHT OF THE MAIN PHILOSOPHICAL CURRENTS IN RENAISSANCE;
IDENTIFY THE MAIN THEORIES IN A TEXT AND THE ARGUMENTS USED BY THE AUTHOR TO SUPPORT THEM;
RECOGNIZE THE VARIATION IN THE MEANING OF SOME OF THE IMPORTANT TERMS OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITION WHEN USED BY RENAISSANCE THINKERS;
DETERMINE THE LINKS BETWEEN RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE AND FINE ARTS.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION
THE STUDY OF THE DISCIPLINE WILL ALLOW THE STUDENT TO:
– COMPARE THE CONTENT OF A TEXT WITH THEORIES EXPOUNDED IN SIMILAR WORKS;
– COLLATE CONCEPTS AND THEORIES LEARNED IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS WITHIN A TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE;
– RECOGNIZE INCONSISTENCIES AND CONTRADICTIONS IN THE REASONING OF THE AUTHORS;
– IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE THOSE CONTENTS IN RENAISSANCE WORKS THAT STARTED PROCESSES WHICH RETAIN VALUE IN THE PRESENT-DAY WORLD;
– FRAME TOPICS LEARNED IN A WIDER THEMATIC AND HISTORICAL HORIZON.

SELF-ASSESSMENT
– READ PHILOSOPHIC TEXTS AND COMMENT THEM INDEPENDENTLY;
– IDENTIFY PRIORITIES AND OVERRIDING THEMES;
– EXPLAIN THE CONTENTS CLEARLY;
– DEVELOP CRITICALLY THE CONCEPT LEARNED.

COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
– PRESENT THE RESULTS OF THEIR OWN ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF RENAISSANCE TOPICS AND THEORIES WITH ACCURACY, USING THE BASIC LEXICON OF THE DISCIPLINE;
– DISCUSS THEIR ANALYSIS WITH COURSE COLLEAGUES AND WITH THE PROFESSOR;
– USE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES AND AN ASSORTMENT OF TECHNIQUES IN ORDER TO DIRECT AUTONOMOUSLY A PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH.

LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
– PINPOINT THE SOURCES OF THE WORKS OF RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHERS;
– PLACE THE WORKS OF A SINGLE AUTHOR AGAINST THE PROPER BACKGROUND IN WHICH THEY WERE CONCEIVED;
– ESTABLISH POINTS OF AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN SEVERAL CURRENTS OF THOUGHT;
– SUMMARIZE THEMES AND ISSUES OF RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY.
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
THE COURSE INTENDS TO ANALYZE THE MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY (15 HOURS) WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE ERASMUS WORKS (15 HOURS)
Teaching Methods
LECTURES
Verification of learning
THE FINAL PROOF WILL CONSIST INTO AN ORAL INTERVIEW. STUDENTS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF THEIR ABILITY TO EXPOSE CORRECTLY THE CONTENTS OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL THEORIES THEY ENCOUNTERED IN THE PRESCRIBED TEXTS, THEIR ABILITY TO EXPRESS THEM THROUGH A PROPER LANGUAGE AND CONSISTENT ARGUMENTATIONS.
Texts
M. CILIBERTO, IL NUOVO UMANESIMO, LATERZA 2017;
ERASMO DA ROTTERDAM, IL LAMENTO DELLA PACE, RIZZOLI 2005;
ERASMO DA ROTTERDAM, UMANESIMO CRISTIANO, MORCELLIANA 2019
More Information
STUDENTS WHO FACE THE HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY FOR THE FIRST TIME SHALL ACQUIRE A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN AUTHORS AND THEMES OF THE HUMANISTIC-RENAISSANCE PERIOD (FROM PETRARCA TO GALILEI). THE USE OF THE FOLLOWING TEXTS IS RECOMMENDED: G. ERNST, LA FILOSOFIA DEL RINASCIMENTO, CAROCCI, ROMA, 2003; C. VASOLI, FILOSOFIE DEL RINASCIMENTO, B. MONDADORI, MILANO
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