L-FIL-LET/10 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Student must be able to develop critical competence concerning Dante Alighieri, with special reference to the cosmological aspect.

Course Structure


It is required to read Dante’s argumentation about philosophy. The clarity and coherence of the explanation is important.

Detailed Course Content

A (prof. Cristaldi)

Dante, the cosmological structure (1 CFU)


B (prof. Pinchard)

The Quaestio de aqua et terra (2 CFU)


C (prof. Pinchard)

Cosmological Aristotelism in Dante (1 CFU)


D (prof. Pinchard)

Dante as a poet of the Earth (2 CFU)

Textbook Information


Patrick Boyde, L’uomo nel cosmo. Filosofia della natura e poesia in Dante, Bologna, il Mulino, 1984



Questio de aqua et terra in Dante Alighieri, Epistole, Egloge, Questio de aqua et terra, Nuova editizone commentata delle opere di Dante, volume VI, Roma, Salerno editrice, 2016, pp. 651-751;

Oppure :

Questio de aqua et terra in Dante Alighieri, Le opere latine, Roma, Salerno Editrice, I Diamanti, 2005, pp. 806-885

Oppure :

Questio de aqua et terra edizione on line a cura di S. Caroti, E-Theca On Line Open Access Edizioni, 2017



Bruno Pinchard, « Trasumanar tra terra e mare », in Revue des études dantesques, 2017; n° 1, pp. 13-25.



Aristotele, De partibus animalium, cap. V.


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