The discipline of History of Ideas studies the philosophical and scientific thought and its connections in the historical, political and even artistic fields. Its research is mainly carried out by reading and analysing classic texts of Western thought. The aim is reaching a full understanding and evaluation of the texts, also referring on critical literature (D. 1). In other words, History of Ideas is a philosophical subject on an interdisciplinary basis, and it allows to discover the connections between different fields. So it contributes to the achievement of independence of judgment and also provides the conceptual tools to consider and evaluate the complex contemporary issues (D. 2). The aims of the course include a critical approach to philosophical concepts and to the texts (D. 3), to be able to explain the content of them and discuss them (D. 4), and ultimately to strengthen the ability to learn (D. 5).