M-FIL/01 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Knowledge of the founding moments of classical and modern philosophy. Acquisition of a first awareness of the link between society, philosophical ideas and practices through the highlighting of the paths for which to define and mature the demand of rationality. Make an initial experience of critical reading of philosophical texts.

Course Structure

Lectures 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

Module A. (prof. Martello) Philosophical History as Philosophy (4 credits)

History and problems of philosophical thought, with particular reference to the movement of ideas and the clarification of the philosophical object from antiquity to the modern age.

Module B. (prof. Raciti) A fundamental concept of European thought: evolution. (5 Credits)

Textbook Information

Module A. Philosophical History as Philosophy (4 Credits)

- Mario Dal Pra, Sommario di Storia della filosofia, vol. I, La Nuova Italia, Firenze 1064, pp. v-xvi.

- Rodolfo Mondolfo, Problemi e metodi di ricerca nella storia della filosofia, La Nuova Italia, Firenze 1969, pp. 19-242.

- Descartes, I princìpi della filosofia, Boringhieri, Milano 1976, pp. 47-176.


Module B. A fundamental concept of European thought: evolution. (5 Credits)

- Ch. Darwin, The Origin of Species, HarperCollins, New York 2011.


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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