History of Ancient Philosophy (p)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Sem. 2B dal Apr 8, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.
-(knowledge and understanding): providing in-depth knowledge of the main topics, authors and schools of ancient philosophy;
-(communication skills): training in philosophical terminology and argumentative discourse (oral as well as written);
-(applying knowledge and understanding): teaching how to deal critically with a text of ancient philosophy, how to tackle philosophical problems and concepts, also in relation to contemporary culture.
Prerequisites: Preliminary knowledge of ancient philosophy (VI century B.C. -529 A.D.) is a prerequisite (whoever does not have this competence must acquire it, or improve the one already possessed). On the other hand, knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin is not required, even if it is a facilitation. Important terms in ancient languages will always be transliterated and translated. The study of terminology and the close reading of texts will be of core importance.
Title: "Eros and Philosophy in Plato's Symposium"
The course examines the figure of Eros and its relationship with philosophical knowledge. The text to be discussed is Plato's Symposium. The multiple "ways" of Eros will be analyzed: its cosmic character, its link to the two Aphrodites (Urania and Pandemos), its demonic nature, its role in the philosophical ascent to the "good itself" (the scala amoris), its correct use in the dialogical practice of Socrates and his incorrect use by Alcibiades, and its sublimation in the virtue of the soul.
TEXT TO BE STUDIED FOR THE ORAL EXAM:
1) Platone, Simposio. Transl. by di M. Nucci, notes by B. Centrone, Torino, Einaudi 2014.
2) G. Krüger, Ragione e passione, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 1996, or, for those who read Greek, Plato, Symposium 198A-212C (Greek text ed. Burnet).
3) Course handouts, including: A) E. BERTI - F. VOLPI, Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi, Roma-Bari Laterza 2007 (vol. I, p. 1-171); B) F. FERRARI–P. DONINI, L’esercizio della ragione nel mondo classico, Einaudi, Torino 2005, p. 303-344; C) Handouts on major terms and problems in ancient philosophy.
The handouts can be purchased at the copy-shop Ateneo, Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 37.
|Ferrari, Franco & Donini, Pierluigi
||L'esercizio della ragione nel mondo classico
||Prima lezione di filosofia antica
||Ragione e passione
||Vita e pensiero
|Enrico Berti - Franco Volpi
||Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi
Teaching method: The course includes lessons and seminars in which texts will be read and discussed. Attendance is therefore useful, although not mandatory.
For those who do not attend the course the program remains unvaried, but they should contact the teacher to agree on personalized readings (depending on their previous knowledge and interests), which should compensate the non-attendance of the course.