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Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) Oct 3, 2016 Nov 12, 2016
Sem. IB Nov 14, 2016 Jan 21, 2017
Sem. IIA Feb 27, 2017 Apr 22, 2017
Sem. IIB Apr 24, 2017 Jun 10, 2017
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Sessione Estiva Jun 12, 2017 Jul 29, 2017
Sessione Autunnale Aug 21, 2017 Sep 23, 2017
Sessione Straordinaria Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jul 10, 2017 Jul 15, 2017
Sessione Autunnale Dec 18, 2017 Dec 21, 2017
Sessione Invernale Mar 23, 2018 Mar 29, 2018
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2016 Jan 6, 2017
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa del Santo Patrono - San Zeno May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze Estive Aug 14, 2017 Aug 19, 2017

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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. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
Foreign language B1 (CB Test)
6
E
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1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
Foreign language B1 (CB Test)
6
E
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2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2017/2018

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
6
B
M-FIL/02
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
6
C
M-PSI/06
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°
Stage or Laboratories
6
F
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Teaching code

4S01229

Coordinatore

Linda Napolitano

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

M-FIL/07 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Period

Sem. IIA dal Feb 26, 2018 al Apr 21, 2018.

Learning outcomes

Formative tasks:
We aim at:
-(knowledge and understanding) offering advanced knowledge on basic subjects, authors and schools within the ancient philosophy;
(communication skills) teaching the proper philosophical terminology and the arguing ability (possibly also in written communication);
-(applying knowledge and understanding) teaching the critical use of original philosophical texts, for acquiring basic philosophical matters and concepts, recalled also by contemporary culture.


Program

Course's content:
Title: “Excellence and desire: virtues and passions in Plato and Aristotle”
The contemporary culture is very interested in going beyond the traditional opposition between reason and passion: within the anthropological, moral and social fields, the role is deepened of the affective states (emotions and feelings) and the personal and social importance is stressed of an education aiming at becoming conscious and careful of own and others’ desires.
A close reading of Plato’s Dialogues and of the Aristotelian Nicomachean Ethics (books I-III) shows that we cannot find in the ancient thought any sharp opposition between reasoning and feeling: on the contrary the most important theories about virtue (aretè=excellence) required also a daily consciousness-care of own affective states.
“Decision is either understanding combined with desire or desire combined with thought; and what originates movement in this way is a human being ” (Nicomachean Ethics, 1139b4-6).

Books to be studied
a) General Part:
-for students having never studied it: E. BERTI - F. VOLPI, Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi, Edizione compatta, 2 voll. indivisibili, Roma-Bari 2007 (vol. I : from the origins to Neoplatonism);
-for students knowing already something about this subject: P. HADOT, Che cos’è la filosofia antica?, tr. it. Torino Einaudi 1998 (ed. or. Paris 1995);
b) Lecture Notes (at students' disposal in the photocopies shop “ “Ateneo);
c) Original and Critical texts:
-ARISTOTELE, Etica Nicomachea, tr. it. di C. Mazzarelli, Milano Bompiani Testi a fronte 2000;
-‘Prospettive del gioire e del soffrire nell’etica di Platone, Milano Udine Mimesis 2013;
-Virtù, piacere e felicità nell’etica dei Greci, Verona aemme edizioni 2014 (Copisteria “Ateneo”)
All the lessons will be available by e-learning (www.elearning.univr.it);
d) Integrations and substitutions: students who cannot attend lessons, those repeating this course will get in touch with the Teacher, in order to receive indications on adding or other texts: these will be agreed for every student, with regard to his previous knowledge, curriculum and interests. Recorded lessons are compulsory for not attending students.

Teaching Methods: The course will be carried on by frontal lessons, with an introductory presentation of subjects, 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.
PhD Student F. Benoni (francesco.benoni@univr.it) will be Teaching Assistant for this course. His duties will include lecturing and office hours. He will hold a seminar on Academic Writing and assist students during the preparation of their papers for the final exam.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Bruno Centrone Prima lezione di filosofia antica (Edizione 1) Laterza 2015
Enrico Berti - Franco Volpi Storia della filosofia: dall'antichità ad oggi (Edizione 1) Laterza 2007
Linda Napolitano Virtù, piacere e felicità nell'etica dei Greci (Edizione 1) Aemme Edizioni Verona 2014

Examination Methods

Prerequisites: A knowledge of the history of the ancient philosophy (from VIth Century B.C. to 529 A.D.) is previously required (if lacking, it must be acquired or improved). On the contrary a knowledge of the ancient Greek and Latin languages is not required (all the ancient original terms will be translated), although it allows to work easier within this scientific field. An attention to lexical research and an interest in a critical reading of philosophical texts are very useful.

Assesments: During the exam we aim to test the acquired knowledge of these notions.
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.
Also the possible papers written by the student and sent to the teacher a week before the exam, will be discussed together and evaluated.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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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 felicità in Agostino HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - MIDDLE AGES
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
Libertà e liberalismo 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
Etica della cura e "principio responsabilità" Various topics
I colori e le emozioni dei bambini Various topics
Il Dio negativo nel pensiero filosofico Various topics
La metafora del monte nel pensiero medievale Various topics
Le radici etiche dell'attuale crisi finanziaria Various topics
Medicina narrativa e autismo Various topics
Prendersi cura del mobbing Various topics
Sacro e comunicazione in Georges Bataille Various topics
Taoismo, non-azione, politica. Il "Tao tê Ching", Machiavelli, Nietzsche Various topics

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