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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Raffaella Santi First Semester: Mondays and Thursdays 13.00-14.00: office on the first floor of Palazzo Albani (via Timoteo Viti 10); Second Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 13.00-14.00: teaching staff room at Polo Volponi (via Saffi 15); on Zoom upon request.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Psychology - Sciences and Techniques (L-24)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

General Objective: the course is aimed at providing the basic tools for  knowing and understanding themes and problems investigated by Late philosophical and scientific thought, knowing how to evaluate the rich complexity and the current validity for contemporary Man. It also aims to guide the student towards an autonomous development of the ability to read, to understand, and to analyze a classic philosophical text such as Plato's Timaeus.

 Specific objectives:

1. to know how to understand the basic vocabulary of the discipline;

2. to acquire full awareness of the historical development of philosophical thought;

3. to acquire knowledge and awareness of the contextual complexity of the different theories taken into account;

4. to understand what associates and what differentiates medieval and Rennaisance thought;

5. to know how to read and understand a Renaissance philosophical text;

6. to know how to historically contextualize the text in question;

7. know how to interpret and analyze the text in question, identifying the underlying theories and arguments used by the author to support them;

8. to know how to compare the text in question with other related texts, identifying similarities and differences in theories and topics;

9. to be able to recognize any incongruity and inconsistency in the argumentative flow and in the ideas expressed by the author;

10. to be able to reason in a transdisciplinary manner, identifying ways of applying the contents learned, even in  didactic-educational contexts, according to age groups.

11. to know how to formulate an autonomous opinion on the theories that emerged from the analysis of the text and whether they have a significance or not in today’s human world and in various educational contexts.

Program

Title of the course: "Platonism and the sciences. Reasoning about epistemology"

Epistemology is the systematic examination of the general criteria of scientificity and this kind of analysis is important for psychology seen as a science. The roots of epistemology are to be found in philosophical thought. Thus, the course’s aim is to investigate the development of philosophical and scientific (as well as meta-scientific) thinking departing from late classic antiquity and arriving at modern and contemporary epistemology, through a path that considers Platonism and the Sciences.

Course schedule:

1. a visual introduction to the themes of the course (two hours);

2. the birth of philosophy in Greece and the emerging of Western "scientific" mentality (two hours);

3. ontology (science of being) and epistemology (exam of the scientificity criteria): which relationship? (two hours);

4. Plato: the first epistemologist (four hours);

5. Plato's "Timaeus": reading and critical comment (the grammaturgical prologue and the three parts of Timaeus's discourse) - considered in relation to (18 hours):

a) physics of Matter and mathematization of reality;

b) theory of ideas and the bipolarity of the first principles;

c) origins of the cosmos;

d) the nature of man: tripartite psychology and the soul-body relationship (psuké-soma);

e) illnesses of the body and of the soul (psicology and medicine);

6. the "scientific revolution" of the Seventeenth century (two hours);

7. Thomas Kuhn an the concept of scientific "paradigm"  (two hours);

8. today epistemology and the debate on the epistemology of psichology (two hours);

9. conclusions: toward a plurarity of methods and an intersection of perspectives? (two hours);

Bridging Courses

None.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

1. Knowledge and the ability to comprehend: to have acquired the content foreseen by the program, understanding the fundamental lines and the particular aspects, even in a comparative perspective.

2. Application of knowledge and the ability to understand: know how to apply the concepts, ideas, theories and methodologies learned, even in contexts other than the original one; to be able to also extend across a transdisciplinary level.

3. Autonomy of judgments: reflecting and thinking about the various contents learned, developing a critical, autonomous, and flexible thought; being “open-minded”: open to the complexity of what is real, with an exploratory and investigative attitude; being able to question the theories of others and also one’s own.

4. Communicative skills: to demonstrate that we have acquired a mastery of the basic vocabulary of discipline and to know how to use it within a speech that is internally coherent and logically structured, according to a correct sequence of topics; the argumentative capacity must be in the use of analysis and synthesis, of inductive and deductive processes, as well as in the application of rhetorical techniques, up to the re-modulation of the subject according to the supposed interlocutor.

5. Learning skills: knowing how to use complementary resources available in addition to study texts – the materials entered by the lecturer in the Moodle platform, but also search engines on the web, bibliographic tools, etc. – to create a personal in-depth course.

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

None.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures - students will be engaged as often as possible.

Innovative teaching methods

use of audiovisual meterial and guided virtual tours.

Attendance

It's not compulsory.

Course books

1. Platone, Timeo, a cura di Giovanni Reale, Bompiani, Milano 2016;

2. Jean Lombard Platone e la medicina. Il corpo debole e l'anima triste, Victrix, Forlì 2016;

3. Riccardo Chiaradonna (a cura di), Il platonismo e le scienze, Carocci, Roma 2012.

Assessment

Written exam.

Evaluation criteria:

the evaluation will be assessed on the basis of the student’s knowledge and skills; the following indicators will be especially taken into account:

1. relevance and effectiveness of the answers as far as the contents of the programme are concerned;

2. level of articulation of the answers: they must be clear, logic and systematic,

3. use of the specialized vocabulary of the discipline;

4. being able to connect themes (also in a transdisciplinary way) and critical thinking skills.

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

Material published on the e-platform Moodle: blended.uniurb.it

Attendance

It's not compulsory.

Course books

1. Platone, Timeo, a cura di Giovanni Reale, Bompiani, Milano 2016;

2. Jean Lombard Platone e la medicina. Il corpo debole e l'anima triste, Victrix, Forlì 2016;

3. Riccardo Chiaradonna (a cura di), Il platonismo e le scienze, Carocci, Roma 2012.

Assessment

Written exam.

Evaluation criteria:

the evaluation will be assessed on the basis of the student’s knowledge and skills; the following indicators will be especially taken into account:

1. relevance and effectiveness of the answers as far as the contents of the programme are concerned;

2. level of articulation of the answers: they must be clear, logic and systematic,

3. use of the specialized vocabulary of the discipline;

4. being able to connect themes (also in a transdisciplinary way) and critical thinking skills.

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.

Notes

For further information students are invited to contact the professor.

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