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MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA MEDIEVALE

The human soul and its destiny: controversies and debates in the 13th and the 14th centuries
L'anima umana e il suo destino: controversie e discussioni tra il XIII e il XIV secolo

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 6

Assigned to the Degree Course

Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

To know, at least at an essential level, the thought of the main authors of the History of Philosophy from Augustine of Hippo to William of Ockham;

To be able to deal with a medieval philosophical text, placing in the correct chronological period and understanding its basic vocabulary

To recognize the typical literary forms and genres of medieval scholasticism

To be able to deal with a main problem of Western Philosophy, such as the nature and destiny of the soul.

Program

Institutional part (24 hours): Outlines of Medieval philosophy from Augustine of Hippo to William of Ockham:

- Augustine, Boethius, the Encyclopedists, Pseudo-Dionysus, the Carolingian School;
- Anselm of Catenrbury and the demonstability of the exsistence of God;
- The origin of the Scholastic method: Peter Abelard and Peter Lombard.
- Byzantine, Arab, Jewish philosophy;
- The 12th century schools: Chartres, Saint Victor, the Cistercians.
- The return of Aristotle to the West
- The Latin masters of the first half of the 13th century
- Albert the Great, Tommas Aquinas, Bomaventure
- Sigieri of Brabant and the so-called "Latin Averroism";
- Duns Scotus, William Ockham

Monographic part (12 hours): The human Soul and its Destiny: controversies and discussions between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Applying knowledge and understanding: Increased capacity of building philosophical reasoning; Awareness about the medieval roots of some conceptual paradigms of the present
Making judgments: Acquisition of information and / or data about a long period of the history of philosophy; increased attitude for reflection, hypothesis formulation and determination of independent judgments.
Communication skills: capacity of speaking about philosophical issues to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors concerning medieval philosophy . 
Learning skills: autonomy in study and learning.

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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal Lessons

Attendance

None

Course books

M. Pereira, La filosofia nel Medioevo. Secoli VI-XV, Carocci, Roma 2008

Aristotele, L'anima, a cura di G. Movia, Bompiani, Milano 2001, pp. 113-131; 189-229 

Boezio di Dacia, Questioni sull'anima, a cura di Antonio Petagine, EDUSC, Roma (in corso di pubblicazione)

A brief collection of other mandatory texts will be uploaded on the Moodle plaform.   

Recommended text: A. Petagine, Aristotelismo difficile. L'intelletto umano nella prospettiva di Alberto Magno, Tommaso d'Aquino e Sigieri di Brabante, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2004.

Assessment

Oral test, consisting of three questions relevant to the indicated program

Through this typology, we intend to test the mastery of declarative knowledge and the ability to understand concepts, contexts and literary genres, linked with Medieval Philosophy

The assessment will take place according to the following grid:

Knowledge of concepts

Level 4: excellent

The candidate responds in an exhaustive way to the subject, its articulations, the relationships between texts and contexts, as well as the developments that arise from it

Level 3: good

The candidate indicates and describes the topic in a proper way, committing to the most a few inaccuracies of detail

Level 2: sufficient

The candidate knows the periodization, shows the ability to grasp the fundamental interconnections between the event and the historical-cultural context. Commits inaccuracies and / or omissions

Level 1: insufficient

The knowledge of the subject is partial, compromised by decisive omissions and even serious errors

Expertise

Level 4: excellent

The candidate reconstructs with full awareness of the different aspects of the topic and shows that he has placed himself in front of texts and problems in a thoughtful and reflective way

Level 3: good

The candidate knows how to adequately reconstruct the sequential structure of the topic and distinguishes the different aspects that constitute it, albeit in a not particularly in-depth way

Level 2: sufficient

The candidate knows how to contextualize and recognize the different dimensions of the topics, albeit with some imprecision or confusion

Level 1: insufficient

The candidate does not reconstruct the context, nor the sequence of the arguments

Expressive ability

Level 4: excellent

The candidate uses the specific vocabulary of the discipline with full mastery and expresses himself clearly and precisely

Level 3: good

The candidate uses an appropriate vocabulary and expresses himself clearly

Level 2: sufficient

The candidate uses a basic vocabulary and expresses himself mainly in a clear manner

Level 1: insufficient

The candidate does not use the appropriate language and shows expressive difficulties

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

None

Course books

M. Pereira, La filosofia nel Medioevo. Secoli VI-XV, Carocci, Roma 2008

Aristotele, L'anima, a cura di G. Movia, Bompiani, Milano 2001, pp. 113-131; 189-229 

Boezio di Dacia, Questioni sull'anima, a cura di Antonio Petagine, EDUSC, Roma (in corso di pubblicazione)

A. Petagine, Aristotelismo difficile. L'intelletto umano nella prospettiva di Alberto Magno, Tommaso d'Aquino e Sigieri di Brabante, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2004.

A brief collection of other mandatory texts will be uploaded on the Moodle plaform.   

Assessment

Oral test, consisting of three questions relevant to the indicated program

Through this typology, we intend to test the mastery of declarative knowledge and the ability to understand concepts, contexts and literary genres, linked with Medieval Philosophy

The assessment will take place according to the following grid:

Knowledge of concepts

Level 4: excellent

The candidate responds in an exhaustive way to the subject, its articulations, the relationships between texts and contexts, as well as the developments that arise from it

Level 3: good

The candidate indicates and describes the topic in a proper way, committing to the most a few inaccuracies of detail

Level 2: sufficient

The candidate knows the periodization, shows the ability to grasp the fundamental interconnections between the event and the historical-cultural context. Commits inaccuracies and / or omissions

Level 1: insufficient

The knowledge of the subject is partial, compromised by decisive omissions and even serious errors

Expertise

Level 4: excellent

The candidate reconstructs with full awareness of the different aspects of the topic and shows that he has placed himself in front of texts and problems in a thoughtful and reflective way

Level 3: good

The candidate knows how to adequately reconstruct the sequential structure of the topic and distinguishes the different aspects that constitute it, albeit in a not particularly in-depth way

Level 2: sufficient

The candidate knows how to contextualize and recognize the different dimensions of the topics, albeit with some imprecision or confusion

Level 1: insufficient

The candidate does not reconstruct the context, nor the sequence of the arguments

Expressive ability

Level 4: excellent

The candidate uses the specific vocabulary of the discipline with full mastery and expresses himself clearly and precisely

Level 3: good

The candidate uses an appropriate vocabulary and expresses himself clearly

Level 2: sufficient

The candidate uses a basic vocabulary and expresses himself mainly in a clear manner

Level 1: insufficient

The candidate does not use the appropriate language and shows expressive difficulties

Notes

none

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