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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Course unit
HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY
LE09108368, A.A. 2011/12

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2009/10

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
LE0598, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2011/12
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Degree course track LETTERE MODERNE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIOVANNI CATAPANO M-FIL/08

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE11108368 HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY GIOVANNI CATAPANO LE0599

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-FIL/08 History of Mediaeval Philosophy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 05/03/2012
End of activities 16/06/2012
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 commissioni a.a. 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
MARTINI CECILIA (Membro Effettivo)
CREPALDI MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
MORO ENRICO (Supplente)
6 STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA MEDIEVALE 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
MARTINI CECILIA (Membro Effettivo)
CREPALDI MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
MORO ENRICO (Supplente)
SALIS RITA MARIA GAVINA (Supplente)
5 STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA MEDIEVALE 2014/2015 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
CREPALDI MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
MARTINI CECILIA (Supplente)
3 STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA MEDIEVALE 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
CREPALDI MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
D'ALESSANDRO MASSIMILIANO (Supplente)
MARTINI CECILIA (Supplente)
MORO ENRICO (Supplente)
2 STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA MEDIEVALE 2013/2014 01/10/2013 07/11/2014 CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
BOTTIN FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
MARTINI CECILIA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No particular prerequisite is required. Knowledge of Latin is useful.
Target skills and knowledge:: At the end of this course, students are expected: (1) to know the outlines of Latin philosophy from the fifth to the fourteenth century; (2) to know how to analyse a classic of medieval thought (this year: Anselm's 'Proslogion'); (3) to know a topic of medieval thought thoroughly (this year: the idea of happiness in Aquinas's 'Summa Theologiae'). The learning outcomes for students of 'Lettere' are restricted to the objects (1) and (2).
Course unit contents: (1) An introduction to Latin medieval philosophy, with selected readings (32 hours).

(2) An analysis of Anselm's 'Proslogion' (10 hours).

(3) A study of the treatise on happiness in Aquinas's 'Summa Theologiae' (I-II, qu. 1-5) (21 hours).

The contents for students of 'Lettere' are restricted to (1) and (2).
Planned learning activities: (1) The following authors and topics will be especially considered: Augustine of Hippo, Boethius, Eriugena, Anselm, Peter Abelard, the Platonisms and the schools in the twelfth century, the translations of Aristotle's works into Latin and the Arab mediation, philosophy in the universities, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Eckhart, William of Ockham. The selected texts of these authors will be read in Italian translation. A useful anthology is: M. BETTETINI, L. BIANCHI, C. MARMO, P. PORRO (eds.), Filosofia medievale, Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2004.

(2) Anselm's 'Proslogion' includes a very famous and much debated argument of God's existence. This argument will be analysed in the context of the whole book, in conjunction with the objections brought forward by one of Anselm's contemporaries, the monk Gaunilo of Marmoutiers.

(3) The first five 'quaestiones' in Aquinas's 'prima secundae' (the first part of the second part of his 'Summa Theologiae') form a treatise on happiness ('beatitudo'). Aquinas tackles the following questions: what is the ultimate end of man? In what things does human happiness consist? What is happiness? What things are required for happiness? Is it possible to achieve happiness, and how? Both the logical structure of Aquinas's arguments and their relationship with the previous philosophical and theological tradition will be studied.

The arguments for students of 'Lettere' are restricted to (1) and (2).
Textbooks: M. FUMAGALLI BEONIO BROCCHIERI e R. FEDRIGA (a cura di), Luoghi e voci del pensiero medievale. Milano: Encyclomedia Publishers, 2010. pp. 6-244 (Manuale)
ANSELMO D'AOSTA, Proslogion, Con la difesa dell’insipiente da parte di Gaunilone e la risposta di Anselmo. Milano: BUR, 2007. A cura di L. Pozzi
TOMMASO D'AQUINO, La felicità: Summa theologiae, I-II, questioni 1a-5a, Testo latino a fronte. Milano: Bompiani, 2010. Introduzione, traduzione, note e apparati di U. Galeazzi
Additional notes about suggested reading:: English-speaking students may replace the handbook edited by Fumagalli and Fedriga with the following one: J. MARENBON, Medieval Philosophy, London and New York: Routledge, 2007.
Teaching methods: The prevailing teaching method will be lectures.
Assessment criteria: Each student will take an oral examination (in Italian) lasting about 30 (thirty) minutes.
Further information: Ulteriori indicazioni bibliografiche potranno essere fornite dal docente durante lo svolgimento del corso. Gli studenti non frequentanti troveranno gli eventuali aggiornamenti on-line nella pagina personale del docente.