Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.
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.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
Definition of lesson periods
Sep 24, 2018
Nov 10, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Jan 12, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Mar 30, 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Jun 1, 2019
Jan 14, 2019
Feb 16, 2019
Sessione Estiva (Gli esami sono sospesi durante la Sessione di laurea)
Jun 3, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Jul 8, 2019
Jul 13, 2019
Nov 4, 2019
Nov 9, 2019
Mar 30, 2020
Apr 4, 2020
Festa di Ognissanti
Nov 1, 2018
Nov 1, 2018
Dec 8, 2018
Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale
Dec 22, 2018
Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua
Apr 19, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Festa della liberazione
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono - S. Zeno
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
Festa della Repubblica
Jun 2, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
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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.
The course intends to introduce to a classic of Modern Philosophy with the aim of highlighting the theoretical issues which concern both the philosophy of knowledge and the metaphysics.
The purpose of the course is not only to provide students with conceptual grounds and critical methodology, but also to develop their hermeneutical abilities in order to make them able to understand the text, its fundamental assumptions, and its problematical implications, so that they could note both its logical structure and the potential contradictions. Together with conceptual clarity, the course pays special attention to the acquisition of the terminological precision, which is necessary to fully express the critical and speculative abilities.
The contents of the First Module of the course of Institutions of Philosophy (during the Sem. IA, from September 24, 2018 to November 10, 2018) will follow the internal division of Leibniz’s Discourse of Metaphysics and Monadology, which are the subjects of both the course and the final examination:
1) General introduction to the course, bio-bibliographical introduction to Leibniz and to the philosophical context of the Discourse of Metaphysics and the Monadology;
2) Critical examination of the Discourse of Metaphysics;
3) Critical examination of the Monadology.
The teaching methods consist of traditional lectures axed on the reading and the comment on the texts of the Discourse of Metaphysics and the Monadology, with the aim of transmitting: 1) the key concepts of theoretical philosophy in general (with regard to the philosophy of knowledge and the metaphysics); 2) the key concepts of both Leibnitian philosophy and its exegesis; 3) the critical means that are useful for understanding (and for dealing with) the problematic issues involved in Leibniz’s thought.
By means of power point presentations, the general introduction (bio-bibliographical) to Leibniz and his philosophy will be more clear and immediate, especially for the students who approach philosophy for the first time.
Each lesson will be recorded in mp3 format and, together with all the material analysed during the course, will be punctually loaded on the e-learning platform of the University with the aim of easing the study for both attending students and those who can not attend lectures.
During the academic year, an individual consultation service is also available at the teacher's study, at the times indicated on the web pages and readily updated.
At the first lesson, students will receive the full calendar of teaching activities, together with the dates and classroom in which the lessons will take place and a synoptic presentation of the subject of the course.
Any suspension of lectures for academic reasons will be readily communicated in the classroom, on the web site, and on the e-learning platform forum.
The texts required are as follows:
1) Gottfried Wilhelm LEIBNIZ, Discourse of Metaphysics: this text will be available as handout (in full compliance with copyright laws) ONLY on the e-learning platform of the University website: thus, distrust all those copy shops that propose the sale of the above-mentioned handout as “official”;
2) Gottfried Wilhelm LEIBNIZ, The Principles of Philosophy or Monadology, Italian edition with French original text, introduction, translation, notes by S. Cariati, Milano, Bompiani, 2001; this edition also includes both the Italian translation and the French original text of the Principles of Nature and Grace Based on Reason and, in the Appendix, both the Latin version and the German one of the Monadology;
3) Vittorio MATHIEU, Introduction to Leibniz, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008 (o più recenti).
The reference texts are the same for both attending students and those who can not attend lectures.
Additional texts and teaching materials will also be communicated on the e-learning platform of the University website.
Introduzione a Leibniz
The assessment of the learning outcomes of both the key concepts and the issues which concern the Discourse of Metaphysics and the Monadology will be done by means of an oral examination concerning the programme carried out during the course. This examination consists of questions to test the critical and argumentative abilities of the students, the textual exegesis, the conceptual clarity, and the acquisition of an adequate philosophical vocabulary.
The grades are expressed in thirtieths (and in special cases the mention of praise is also granted).
The examination is the same for both attending students and non-attending ones.
[[[UPDATE !!! UPDATE !!! Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the examination arrangements will be modified during the 2020 summer session, in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines: the examinations will be online oral exams. ]]]
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