The course aims to consolidate and deepen:
1: the following knowledge and understanding (1st Dublin descriptor):
(a) in-depth knowledge of relevant authors and themes in the history of logical and philosophical thought of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance;
(b) ability to read, analyze and critically interpret some classical texts of the history of logic, both in the original language (Latin) and in the translation into modern languages;
(c) knowledge of the philosophical technical terminology necessary for the interpretation of the texts;
(d) knowledge of the main interpretative positions in contemporary debate, and knowledge of some contemporary debates in the fields of philosophy that may be relevant for the interpretation of medieval and Renaissance authors.
2: the following skills for applying the foreground (2nd Dublin descriptor):
(a) ability to recognize the structure and be able to reformulate different types of arguments of a logical and philosophical nature, ability to criticize such arguments and to argue one's own criticism in a debate;
(b) ability to elaborate one's knowledge through oral and written reports and tests, through philosophical argumentation and based on the historically documented reference to medieval and Renaissance texts, in their original version (primary literature) and in their different modern interpretations (literature secondary);
(c) ability to recognize the theoretical and conceptual connections between the history of ancient and medieval logic and some debates of contemporary philosophy.
3-4-5: the following knowledge and skills of judgment, communication and continuous learning
3rd, 4th and 5th Dublin Descriptor):
(a) ability to analyze and criticize a text, both from a historical and philosophical point of view;
(b) ability to be in a critical attitude towards the text and report one's own analysis in oral and written form, through debates and through the drafting of short written reports;
(c) ability to interact on a philosophical level with teachers and colleagues, in Italian, through the guided reading of the texts, through questions and debates during class hours; through any group work aimed at drafting written reports.