HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY - I

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA ANTICA I
Course code
FT0206 (AF:249989 AR:143778)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Subdivision
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
M-FIL/07
Period
1st Term
Course year
1
The class aims to provide 1) a general introduction to the history of ancient philosophy; 2) a deep knowledge of Aristotle's Philosophy and in particular of Aristotle's practical philosophy; 3)the ability to contextualize and interpret an ancient philosophical work through a close reading and a critical analysis of a text.
None
The course will be diveded into three parts. The first will be devoted to a general Introduction to Aristotle's Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. The second will be dedicated to the exame of Aristotle's theory of justice in the light of a more general analysis of the Presocratic, Sophistic, Socratic and Platonic theories. The last part will focus on the fifth book of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics.
Aristotele, Etica Nicomachea (a cura di C. Natali),Laterza, Bari.

C. Natali, Aristotele, Carocci, Roma.

C. Bearzot, La Giustizia nella Grecia antica, Carocci, Roma.

Donini-Ferrari, L'esercizio della ragione nel mondo classico (Torino, Einaudi).
written
The written test will consist of ten open questions. The test aims to verify the knowledge of the history of ancient philosophy, of Aristotle's philosophy, of the contents of the fifth book ok Nicomachean Ethics.
The class consists of lectures grounded on the reading and commentary of ancient texts.
Italian
Students who will attend the course Introduction to History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy are allowed to read some articles on Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, that will be provided during the course, instead of studying Donini-Ferrari, L'esercizio della ragione nel mondo classico Torino, Einaudi.

Students unable to follow the entire course should contact the teacher ASAP.
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Last update of the programme: 09/03/2017