A good knowledge of the History of Philosophy (possibly: having passed the exam of History of Philosophy at the 'Triennale')
ORAL FINAL EXAMINATION
A deep knowledge of the texts to be read, analyzed and commented during the classes; ability to critically read an ancient philosophical text, to contextualize it through finding its conceptual connections and rationally reconstructing the arguments. Ability to use the secondary literature. Knowledge of the principal notions and theories of the History of ancient philosophy, especially of the authors whose texts will be read and commented in the class. Capacity to grasp the basic concepts of Western philosophy as evolutions of the notions originally elaborated at the beginnings of Greek philosophy.
The course will concern the notion and the theory of desire in the Plato's philosophy and psychology. A special attention will be devoted to desire as eros.
Platone, Repubblica, a cura di M. Vegetti, BUR, 2007
Platone, Simposio, traduzione di G. Calogero, Laterza 1996
Platone, Fedro, a cura di P. Pucci, Laterza, 1999
The teacher will be reading, commenting and explaining texts, or introducing them by preparatory lessons. It will be always possible to interrupt the teacher in order to add remarks, ask questions, make comments. Some ours will be specifically devoted to group discussion, in order to develop dialectical and argumentative abilities as well as to stimulate curiosity and critical discussion.
Readiness to offer individual assistance also in a foreign language to incoming students: English, French, Spanish.
Availability of supporting material and bibliographic references also in a foreign language: The bibliography in english language will be assigned as soon as the course will get started.
Readiness to accept examination of incoming students also in a foreign language: English, French, Spanish