History of Medieval Philosophy

M-FIL/08 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Course Structure

The teaching method is based on the deepening of the main themes of the history of medieval thought and philosophy during frontal lessons, which take into account the needs and shortcomings of the students. This needs highlighted in the interaction in which the training relationship consists.

Detailed Course Content

History of philosophical thought from late antiquity to humanism, with particular reference to the Latin language and cultural dynamics which constitute the original contribution of the schools to the definition of the logical and linguistic procedures, as well as to the "growth" of knowledge, through what remains in cultural circles of the ancient philosophical tradition and of the arabic and scientific experiences and mediations.

Textbook Information

A. The History and the Problems (6 CFU, 663 pp.)


- Michela Pereira, La filosofia nel Medioevo, Carocci, Roma 2008 (pp. 69-254).

- Kurt Flasch, Introduzione alla filosofia medievale, Einaudi, Torino 2002 (pp. 3-246).

- Gianluca Briguglia, Il pensiero politico medievale, Einaudi, Torino 2018 (pp. 3-192).

- Maria Bettetini, Luca Bianchi, Costantino Marmo, Pasquale Porro, Filosofia medievale, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano 2004 (pp. 231-294; 311-366).

B. Society and Politics (3 CFU, 300 pp.)

Texts :

- Gianluca Briguglia, Il pensiero politico medievale, Einaudi, Torino 2018 (pp. 3-192).

- Ockhan, Il filosofo e la politica. Otto questioni circa il potere del papa, Bompiani, Milano 2002, pp. 7-56; 69-192 (solo pagine dispari).

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