The students will strengthen their skills in analyzing texts and in comprehending autonomously the key aspects of of the philosophical, theological, ethical and political context characterizing the process of social transformation (XVth-XVIth c.). They will enhance their critical skills and will achieve an increased awareness of historical development of philosophical concepts from Antiquity till Renaissance.
Montaigne, Saggi: Apologia di Raymond Sebond; Ragghianti, Introduzione a Montaigne, Laterza
Knowledge: students verify their general knowledge achieved during the BA course by reading and commenting a text under teacher's supervision and by using specific bibliographic resources. Competence: by analyzing the text and by comparing it both with preceding as well as with contemporary tradition, the students develop their capacities of understanding and of autonomous evaluation. Furthermore they put text and concepts into correct context within the development of philosophical thought. Applying knowledge they also exercise in elaborating coherently their own ideas and in exposing their achievements in proper scientific language
BA; basic knowledge of history of philosophy up to 16th century.
Face-to-face lessons with moderated discussions, exercises on selected texts, potential preparation of short papers
The course may also be attended by students of laurea magistrale LM-14 Filologia moderna/Curriculum Studi sul Rinascimento.
Type of Assessment
During the oral examination students will develop the basic knowledge of history of philosophy acquired by attending the BA; they will apply their ability to analyze texts, to compare ancient and medieval philosophical tradition, to elaborate coherently their own ideas, exposing their achievements in a proper scientific language.
Renaissance Scepticism. The course aims at examining some Montaigne's Essais (especially An Apology for Raymond Sebond) and putting it into relation with the Renaissance reading of ancient Scepticism