cod. 1008052

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia antica (M-FIL/07)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Purpose of education is to provide a more complete picture of the
educational and philosophical thought in mind throughout the ancient philosophy, which, notoriously, goes from the sixth century BC to the 5th-6th century AD, both are charged that Christian. Educational processes will be considered present and been consolidated in ancient times paidéia the formation of man and of the citizen. So we'll talk about the medical education, of scientific education in General: psychological, physical and moral logic, metaphysics, that the various authors and the various philosophical schools have developed over the so-called Socratic periods: presocratico, , classic of Plato and Aristotle, to the Hellenistic period, epicure, stoic, skeptic, medioplatonico and neoplatonic, Christian, pagan who to reach both Proclus and Simplicius.


No prerequisite is required.

Course unit content

TITLE: Medical education in ancient philosophy. TOPIC: After a glance on the main ' philosophical and scientific schools is found in the history of ancient philosophy, we will look at the creation and development of one of the most important Sciences born in ancient Greek-Roman period: the medicine . We set off from schools of Crotone, of Cos and di Chio, to reach those of Alexandria and Hellenistic and Roman period, with doctors: dogmatic, empirical, methodical and tires. We will remember the figure of Celsus, then in Galen and his school.

Full programme

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REQUIRED TEXTS : -Class notes, with sheets distributed during lectures;
-An essay chosen among those contained in the DI BENEDETTO – LAMI, Hippocrates. Greek medical texts, BUR, Milano 1983 ss.; or the book by V. BOUDON-MILLOT, Galen of Pergamum. A Greek physician at Rome, Roma, Carocci 2016; -G. COSMACINI, Art long. History of medicine from antiquity to the present, Laterza, Bari ss 2011.: the part on ancient medicine; or other manual of the history of ancient medicine.

OPTIONAL TEXT: For your information list some of the major stories of ancient philosophy, at the University level, available in Italian: l. ROBIN, History of Greek thought, Mondadori, Milano 1978 ff.; G. REALE, History of ancient philosophy (there are various editions: by that, in five volumes, edited by Vita e Pensiero, Milano 1990 ss., that, in one volume, entitled history of Greek and Roman philosophy, published by Bompiani, Milano 2004 ff.); N. ABBAGNANO – G. FORNERO, History of ancient philosophy ..., Utet, Torino 2017 ss.; AA. (Various authors), Ancient philosophy, in 4 vols., edited, respectively, by M. BONAZZI, F. TRABATTONI, E. SPINELLI, R. CHIARADONNA, Carocci, Roma 2016-2018 ss.; A. KENNY, New history of Western philosophy, vol. 1, Ancient philosophy, Einaudi, Torino 2012 ss.; E. LAMANNA, History of ancient philosophy, Le Monnier, Firenze 1989 ss.;
L. GEYMONAT, History of philosophical and scientific thought, vol. I, Garzanti, Milano 1970 ss.; F. ADORNO, Ancient philosophy, Feltrinelli, Milano 1977 ff.; G. DE RUGGIERO, History of ancient philosophy, 2 vols., Universal Laterza, Laterza, Bari 1980 SS.

Might help some anthologies of steps commented on ancient philosophy. I will mention just two: M. BONAZZI, L. CARDULLO, G. CASERTANO, E. SPINELLI,Ff. TRABATTONI (editor), Ancient philosophy, Cortina, Milan 2005 ss.; D. PESCE, Texts of ancient philosophy ..., vol. The history of philosophy, Principality, Florence 1995 ss.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars, if possible, with discussions of texts and topics specific to the course and classroom presentation of chapters or parts of books in the bibliography.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. Evaluation criteria: 18 thresholds, 27, 30, 24, of 30 and praise will be reached, respectively, following a good, decent and good enough understanding of the topics covered; and a similar enough, fair, good, excellent clarity and proficiency in the use of specialist vocabulary. The threshold of praise will add elements of originality or particular deepening of topics covered

Other information

Program and verification of learning mode are the same for students attending and not attending.