GREEK ORIGINS OF EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
ORIGINI GRECHE DELLA TRADIZIONE FILOSOFICA EUROPEA SP.
Course code
FM0144 (AF:256120 AR:145338)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
M-FIL/07
Period
3rd Term
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We shall reach an advanced level knowledege of ancient philosophy. We will read, analyse and discuss a fundamental text of Greek Philosophy.
To follow the course the student must know the history of ancient philosophy. He or she should have followed the course of Storia della filosofia antica.
Aristotle's doctrine of the human good and happiness. Readings from Nicomachean Ethics, books 1 and 10, 6-10.
Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Transl. by Ch. Rowe, Oxford UP
Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Transl. by T. Irwin, Hackett.


Two of the following books:
C.D.C. Reeve, Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle. Harvard UP
Virtue and happiness : *Essays in honour of Julia Annas, Oxford UP
S.A. White, Sovereign virtue : *Aristotle on the relation between Happiness and prosperity. Stanford UP
S. Engstrom, Aristotle, kant, and the stoics : rethinking happiness and duty, Cambridge UP
F. Leigh, The *Eudemian Ethics on the voluntary, friendship, and luck, Brill.


Further bilibliography will be given at the beginning of the courses.
written and oral
The students will by evaluated on the basis of their participation to the discussions in classroom. They will write papers. We will discuss Aristotle's texts in the oral examination.
We will read, analyse and discuss ancient philosophical texts and modern interpretations.
Italian
The course requires constant participation. Students unable to follow constantly should contact the teacher.
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  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
Last update of the programme: 28/02/2017