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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA

A.Y. Credits
2022/2023 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuliano Gasparri

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 contrast between rationalism and empiricism. The lecturer will read René Descartes’ Meditations on first philosophy and Pierre Gassendi’s Objections to them.
The first lectures will be dedicated to terms and themes of ancient philosophy.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student will be able to understand and explain the philosophical texts, to master the philosophical terminology, and to critically discuss the topics which have been dealt in the course (knowledge and understanding; communication skills).
The student will demonstrate independent judgment in the evaluation of the philosophical theories and ability to rework personal knowledge (making judgments).
The student will be able to acquire new knowledge and skills, in order to access to additional training levels (learning skills).

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

Prof. Denis Seron (University of Liège) will hold seminars on the experience of time in Hume, Kant, Brentano and other philosophers (4 hours).


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures.

Attendance

No specific preliminary knowledge is required.

Course books

- Storia della filosofia moderna, ed. G. Belgioioso, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2018, p. 83-301, 317-333 and 380-394.
- R. Descartes, Opere filosofiche, vol. 2 (Meditazioni metafisiche, Obbiezioni e risposte), a cura di E. Garin, Laterza, 2021, p. 1-83 and 243-369.
- G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci, 2010.
- T. Gregory, «Pierre Gassendi», in Grande Antologia Filosofica, dir. M.F. Sciacca, vol. XII, Marzorati, 1968, pp. 723-733, available at the following address: https://www.iliesi.cnr.it/materiali/Gregory_Gassendi1968.pdf

Recommended reading
Further bibliography will be suggested during the lectures.

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 candidate will be asked to read and comment a passage from Descartes’ Meditations on first philosophy and Gassendi’s Objections.
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.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Non attending students are invited to contact the teacher in order to set the course books for the exam.

Course books

- Storia della filosofia moderna, ed. G. Belgioioso, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2018, p. 83-301, 317-333 and 380-394.
- R. Descartes, Opere filosofiche, vol. 2 (Meditazioni metafisiche, Obbiezioni e risposte), a cura di E. Garin, Laterza, 2021, p. 1-83 and 243-369.
- G. Mori, Cartesio, Carocci, 2010.
- T. Gregory, «Pierre Gassendi», in Grande Antologia Filosofica, dir. M.F. Sciacca, vol. XII, Marzorati, 1968, pp. 723-733, available at the following address: https://www.iliesi.cnr.it/materiali/Gregory_Gassendi1968.pdf

Recommended reading
Further bibliography will be suggested during the lectures.

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 candidate will be asked to read and comment a passage from Descartes’ Meditations on first philosophy and Gassendi’s Objections.
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.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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