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Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
semestrino IA Oct 1, 2012 Nov 21, 2012
Semestrino IB Nov 26, 2012 Jan 23, 2013
Semestrino IIA Feb 25, 2013 Apr 20, 2013
Semestrino IIB Apr 22, 2013 Jun 7, 2013
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Jan 24, 2013 Feb 23, 2013
Sessione estiva Jun 10, 2013 Jul 31, 2013
Sessione autunnale Sep 2, 2013 Sep 28, 2013
Sessione invernale A. A. 2012/2013 Jan 20, 2014 Feb 23, 2014
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva - I appello Jun 18, 2013 Jun 19, 2013
Sessione estiva - II appello Jul 9, 2013 Jul 10, 2013
Sessione autunnale - I appello Oct 15, 2013 Oct 16, 2013
Sessione autunnale - II appello Nov 19, 2013 Nov 20, 2013
Sess. Invernale Mar 18, 2014 Mar 20, 2014
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2012 Nov 1, 2012
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2012 Dec 8, 2012
Vacanze di Natale Dec 21, 2012 Jan 6, 2013
Vacanze di Pasqua Mar 29, 2013 Apr 2, 2013
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2013 Apr 25, 2013
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2013 May 1, 2013
Festa del Santo Patrono di Verona - San Zeno May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2013 Jun 2, 2013
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
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1° Year

Un insegnamento a scelta
Lingua straniera competenza linguistica liv. b1 (informatizzato)
Un insegnamento a scelta
Lingua straniera competenza linguistica liv. b1 (informatizzato)
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Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°
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Linda Napolitano



The teaching is organized as follows:





semestrino IA

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Linda Napolitano





Semestrino IB

Learning outcomes

Beyond offering a general picture of authors and schools within the ancient and mediaeval philosophy, the course aims at teaching to use the proper philosophical terminology. Also it aims at teaching the critical use of an original philosophical text, for acquiring basic philosophical matters and concepts.



Prerequisites: Surely a previous knowledge of the history of the ancient and mediaeval philosophy allows to work easier within this scientific field: however it is not compulsory. The same can be said as to the ancient Greek and Latin languages. Better, an attention to lexical research and an interest in a critical reading of philosophical texts are very useful.

Course's title and content: “Kòsmos: the divine and the order of the world”
First of all, in the first Module, we will analyze the ancient Greek notion of kòsmos, particularly in Plato’s Dialogues. It refers to an ordered and beautiful universe, a living whole whose parts are well-proportioned to each other. However it is not perfect, settled, eternal and free from evil. On the contrary the kòsmos is non-stop becoming and including within itself oppositions, hierarchies and negative aspects as sufferance and death. Nevertheless, in the order itself it shows, it refers to a notion of the divine, namely to an intelligent principle always engaged in taking care of this universe, notwithstanding its constructional difference. We will analyze also this notion of the divine, particularly in its relations to the ordered universe. Believing in God or not, the man recognizing his participation in such a universe on his turn must take care of it, accepting and honouring its different forms of life and natural dynamics. This ancient Greek notion of kòsmos seems to advance some today’s environmentalist and ecological views, of a biosphere to be respected and protected from a possible destruction, more than it up to now was done by the contemporary pragmatic iper-productional liberism and by the narcissistic consumerism.
The second part of the course will focus on the evolution conception of kosmos, or “well-ordered universe”, during the Middle Ages. Medieval thinkers basically relied on neo-platonic thought in order to elaborate their own conceptions of kosmos (mundus, in Latin). Neo-platonism introduced the idea of an universe completely dependent on a First and transcendent Principle, and therefore beautiful since it manifested this very Principle. This conception fascinated the medieval man for centuries, but slowly evolved from the sophisticated intellectualism of the neoplatonics into a complex, and somewhat convoluted web of images, allegories and symbols. The symbolic mundus eventually took the place of the theophanic kosmos. When scientific texts inspired by Aristotle started to circulate again in Europe, imported from the Arabic world, this conception began to falter, and the symbolic mundus gave pace to the proto-scientific universe of the celestial spheres, with their eternal and perfectly calculated circle movements – a universe fully deterministic, bound to clash with the voluntarism of the medieval tradition, that of the human soul as well as that at the roots of God’s creation. Face to this menace, medieval philosophy will react in two ways: Thomas Aquinas will refuse the possibility of the universe as purely deterministic, by highlighting the primacy of philosophical reason, while Bonaventure will criticize both science and philosophy by relying instead on a new mysticism that will unite the neo-platonic tradition of the theophanic kosmos of old with the powerful sense of creaturality brought about in the incredible life and experiences of Francis of Assisi.

Books to be studied
First Module (Linda Napolitano) (attention: taken from Storia della filosofia antica (p) 6 credits):

Second Module (Carlo Chiurco): (attention: this Module does not substitute the specific course Storia della filosofia Medievale)
a) General Part: E. BERTI-F. VOLPI, Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi, Edizione compatta, 2 voll. indivisibili, Roma-Bari 2007 (from Neoplatonism to Occam; the teacher will say later which authors are to be studied);
b) Lectures notes – basic texts: selected chapters from Thomas Aquinas’ Summa theologiae and from Bonaventure’s Itinerarium mentis in Deum.
c) Lecture notes – critical essays: two essays (in Italian; but versions in French and English are also available) by T. GREGORY, Mundana sapientia. Forme di conoscenza nella cultura medievale, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, Roma 1992: «L’idea di natura nella filosofia medievale prima dell’ingresso della fisica di Aristotele. Il secolo XII», pp. 77-115; «Astrologia e teologia nella cultura medievale», pp. 291-329; C. CHIURCO, «Al confine tra patria e via: simbolo e teofania in San Bonaventura».
d) Audio files of the lessons.
e) Integrations and substitutions: students who cannot attend lessons, or those who must substitute the General part must get in touch with the teacher,s in order to receive indications on adding texts, whose reading will compensate for lacking attendance: these texts will be agreed for every student, with regard to his previous knowledge, curriculum and interests.

Teaching Methods: The course will be carried on by frontal lessons, with an introductory presentation of thinkers and philosophical schools, with direct reading of the texts on the monographical subject and following discussions. Therefore attendance at classes will be very useful and desirable, though obviously not compulsory.


Examination Methods

Some oral questions will be put to the student; he will be invited to read and comment some passages of the original texts already read together during classes. As to the basic texts of the course, the student can choose also to write a brief paper (5-10 pp., to be given at least one week before the exam) on some subjects discussed together, or on some passages read together during classes: this relation will be orally discussed during the exam.

Specific cases:
the undergraduate students until 2007-8 will study, for Storia della filosofia (A), only 6 credits and then will choice between this first Module, or the second one on history of mediaeval philosophy (the second Module does not substitute the specific Course of Storia della filosofia Medievale


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List of thesis proposals

theses proposals Research area
Cinema e sacrificio Cultures and Cultural Production: Literature, philology, cultural studies, anthropology, study of the arts, philosophy - Metaphysics, philosophical anthropology; aesthetics
Cinema e sacrificio HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Heidegger e la questione della tecnica HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Identità e differenza nel "Commento al Sofista" di Martin Heidegger HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Il lavoro come valore: uno sguardo inattuale (Nietzsche e Günther Anders) HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Il linguaggio nelle opere di Samuel Beckett HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Il problema del divenire nel pensiero di Emanuele Severino HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Il tema dell'autenticità in "Essere e tempo" HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
La stanchezza dell'Occidente nel pensiero di Friedrich Nietzsche HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
L'esperienza della relazione tra territorio e città HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Libertà e nichilismo nel pensiero di Emanuele Severino HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Nietzsche e il pensiero marxista della liberazione HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
Il trascendentale nella "Critica della ragion pura" HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - FROM RENAISSANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT
La povertà in Bonaventura da Bagnoregio HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
Origene teologo della salvezza HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
L'Uomo universale. La realizzazione dell'umano in René Guénon HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
Cinema e sacrificio PHILOSOPHY - ETHICS
Il potere della seduzione PHILOSOPHY - ETHICS
Libertà e necessità nel pensiero di Emanuele Severino Philosophy - METAPHYSICS AND ONTOLOGY
Cinema e sacrificio Philosophy - PHILOSOPHY OF ART
L'esperienza della relazione tra territorio e città PHILOSOPHY - SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Anoressia e consumismo Various topics
Ascesi e mistica in Plotino Various topics
Autismo e caring Various topics
Consolazione della filosofia: Platone e Boezio Various topics
Ecologia e responsabilità in Hans Jonas Various topics
Effetti psicologici del CoViD sugli operatori sanitari Various topics
Etica della cura e "principio responsabilità" Various topics
Etica e conflitto Various topics
I colori e le emozioni dei bambini Various topics
Il consumismo: un'indagine filosofica Various topics
Il Dio negativo nel pensiero filosofico Various topics
Il dismorfismo corporeo Various topics
Il fine vita: cure palliative, eutanasia e suicidio assistito Various topics
Il nichilismo tra i giovani: il fenomeno NEET Various topics
Il problema della donazione degli organi Various topics
Il sacrificio e l'assurdo Various topics
La medicina narrativa Various topics
La metafora del monte nel pensiero medievale Various topics
La percezione del corpo nell'epoca dei social network Various topics
Le cure palliative: dignità, cura e lutto Various topics
Le radici etiche dell'attuale crisi finanziaria Various topics
Medicina narrativa e autismo Various topics
Persona e riduzionismo Various topics
Prendersi cura del mobbing Various topics
Ricordo e ossessione Various topics
Sacro e comunicazione in Georges Bataille Various topics
Taoismo, non-azione, politica. Il "Tao tê Ching", Machiavelli, Nietzsche Various topics
Un approccio etico ai problemi della disintossicazione Various topics
Videogiochi: la violenza e il sacro Various topics
Vivere l'incertezza. Una lettura trasversale Various topics

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