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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA

Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy
Le “Meditazioni sulla filosofia prima” di René Descartes

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Cristina Santinelli on Wednesday and Thursday, after the lesson (h. 11-12)

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course is intended to lead the student in the lecture of a philosophical classic.

Particular attention will be reserved to the acquisition of the specific terminology and to the analysis of fondamental problems and concepts of modern age's thought.

Program

The Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy represent a fundamental text in the history of modern philosophical thought. A great debate was born, just the year of their first edition, when several Objections appeared followed by Descartes' Answers. Inspired by the geometric method, but even by spirituals exercises, the Meditations are a very singular text which leads us through the problems and the great questions of modern thought's birth.
Two lectures, as parts of the course, will be held by prof. A. Biondi (chosen pages from Diogenes Laertius's Vitae) and prof. A. Petagine (Augustine, Contra Academicos). The content and the texts of the lectures will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

Bridging Courses

Prerequisited are not required

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

Integrative lessons on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, by prof. Antonio Petagine and prof. Graziano Biondi.

Seminars in collaboration with the permanent Seminar "Spinoza e il pensiero filosofico moderno"


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures. Seminars.

Attendance

The course requires a regular attendance (at least 2/3 of the lectures). Alternatively, please make use of the information for not attending students.

Course books

A. Texts
R. Descartes, Meditazioni metafisiche, S. Landucci, ed., Laterza, Bari 2006.
Selected pages from Diogenes Laertius, Vitae and Agostino, Contra Academicos, which will be proposed (as a parte of the program) during the supplemental lessons of prof. G. Biondi and A. Petagine.

B. Literature

G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci editore, Roma 2010.

C. History of Philosophy
J. Hersch, Storia della filosofia come stupore, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2002.

Assessment

Oral exam on all the material at point (A), (B) and (C).

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Not attending students can contact the teacher in the office hours to ask for explanations about the program and the content of the tests for the exam.

Attendance

Please contact the teacher at least two months in advance of the scheduled date of the exam.

Course books

To the material reported at points A, B, C the non attending student will add:

E. Scribano, Guida alla lettura delle "Meditazioni metafisiche" di Descartes, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006
or
F. Alquié, Lezioni su Descartes. Scienza e metafisica in Descartes, T. Cavallo ed., Edizioni ETS,  Pisa 2006

Assessment

Oral exam on the texts of the program.


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