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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES
Course unit
HISTORY OF ARABIC MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY
LEL1000502, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES
LE0614, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF ARABIC MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 CECILIA MARTINI M-FIL/08

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEL1000502 HISTORY OF ARABIC MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY CECILIA MARTINI IA0280

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 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 11/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 MARTINI CECILIA (Presidente)
CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
3 Commissione 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 MARTINI CECILIA (Presidente)
CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
2 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 MARTINI CECILIA (Presidente)
CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 MARTINI CECILIA (Presidente)
CATAPANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The study of the history of medieval Arabic philosophy requires a basic knowledge of ancient and late ancient philosophy, especially Aristotle and Neoplatonism, and of medieval philosophy until the twelfth century. Knowledge of Arabic is not required.
Target skills and knowledge: The aims of the course are the following:
(1) the knowledge of the stages of development, the characteristics, the authors, the texts and the main doctrines of the Arabic philosophical tradition in medieval Islam (VIII-XII cent.);
(2) the analysys and the understanding of some texts of the Arabic philosophical tradition in Italian translation;
(3) the integral reading of the Book on religion by al-Fārābī (c.870-950).
Examination methods: The exam consists of an interview which lasts about 30 (thirty) minutes.
Assessment criteria: The mark will express the level of achievement of the aims. Completeness of knowledge, accuracy of conceptual analysis and correct terminology are considered necessary conditions for a high evaluation.
Course unit contents: The lessons will be divided according to the following teaching units::

32 hours
(1) The philosophy of Late Antiquity and the problem of the 'traslatio studiorum' in Medieval Islam
(2) The movement of translation during the 'Abbasid caliphate (IX-XI sec.).
(3) Al-Kindī's philosophy of (c. 800-870).
(4) Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (808-873) and his circle.
(5) The Baghdad Aristotelians (X sec.).
(6) Al-Fārābī's thought (c. 870-950).
(7) Avicenna (c. 980-1037).
(8) Al-Ġazālī (1058-1111).
(9) Al-Suhrawardī (1154-1191).
(10) The Andalusian tradition and Ibn Tufayl (1105-1185).
(11) Averroes (1126-1198).
(12) The transmission of Arabic philosophy from Muslim Spain to the Universities of the thirteenth century.

10 hours
Commented reading of the Book on religion by al-Fārābī.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The predominant teaching method will be lectures. The lessons include the reading and the analysis of some significant pages by the above-mentioned authors. The Italian translation of the Book on religion by al-Fārābī will be prepared by the professor. Attendance is strongly recommended.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further bibliographical references will be provided during the course. Non-attending students have to contact the professor to agree on the exam program.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • AA.VV., Storia della filosofia nell'Islam medievale. Volume primo, a cura di C. D'Ancona. Torino: Einaudi, 2005. A lezione saranno indicati i capitoli da portare per l'esame finale. Cerca nel catalogo
  • AA.VV., Storia della filosofia nell'Islam medievale. Volume secondo, a cura di C. D'Ancona. Torino: Einaudi, 2005. A lezione saranno indicati i capitoli da portare per l'esame finale. Cerca nel catalogo