History of Ancient Philosophy (p)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Second half of Semester 2 dal Apr 23, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.
Horizon 2020 asks for societies in Europe that are inclusive, innovative and reflective. The course on History of Ancient Philosophy for the “B.A. degree in Philosophy” offers to students an approach that is innovative and certainly reflexive to the theme of interreligious dialogue. Teaching objectives are (1) knowledge and understanding of the thought of Plotinus and its systematic taxonomy, (2) their application to inter-religious dialogue, (3) establishing the ability to formulate judgments (ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments) e (4) strengthen communicative abilities (communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously).
PLOTINUS AND THE RELIGIONS OF HELLENISM. Plotinus is one of the great thinkers that after centuries have reformulated the positions expressed by what Karl Jaspers called the ‘axial age, when in China Confucius and Laozi lived and taught, in India the Upanishads were produced and Buddha lived, in Persia Zarathustra, in Palestine the prophets, in Greece Homer, Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Plato. “Everything implied by these names developed almost simultaneously in China, India, and the West” (Jaspers 1949: 2). We see a great number of similarities between Jewish-Christian monotheism and the emanationism of Plotinus, but also very many dissimilarieties, which became even more evident, if one compares Plotinus with mithraic cults and of other religions coming from the East.
||a cura di Giovanni Reale, traduzione di Roberto Radice
||Religione e religioni. Dalla monolatria al monoteismo profetico
The exam will be an oral discussion and commentare t the required texts. For attendees, it will be possible to divide the exam into an oral and a written part, the former making 50% of the grade, the latter the remaining 50%. The written exam will consist of ten multiple choice question (75% of the grade) e two open answers (20% of the grade).