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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[30/34]   EDUCATION STUDIES [34/00 - Ord. 2019]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30


The course aims to provide conceptual frameworks and methodological tools to develop knowledge and skills in communicating and arguing about the fundamentals of the history of philosophy. In relation to the Dublin descriptors, at the end of the course students are expected to achieve the following learning objectives:
1. Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and understanding of the main philosophical problems that distinguish the history of philosophy, starting from the most representative authors and schools in the Greco-Roman age, with particular reference to the problem of education.
2. Ability to apply knowledge
Increased ability to read, interpret and comment on a philosophical text.
3. Autonomy of judgement
Improvement of skills in reasoning, evaluation and argumentation.
4. Communication skills
Reinforcement of the ability to clearly communicate acquired knowledge to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
5. Learning skills
Consolidation of the attitude to continue to study, update and reflect on the topics covered in the course.


The student must have a general knowledge of the history of culture and the history of education.


A) general elements of the history of ancient philosophy; B) the philosophy of Cicero

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons (thirty hours) on the history of ancient philosophy and the work of Cicero

Verification of learning

The examination procedure will consist of an oral examination.
Criteria for awarding the final vote:
1) Question type: fundamental notions concerning the development of the history of ancient philosophy.
2) Expressive mastery with reference to the pedagogical and philosophical vocabulary.
3) Ability to clearly identify topics and consistency of reasoning.
4) Ability to critically elaborate concepts.

Translated with


Vegetti, Alessio, Fabietti, Papi, Educazione e filosofie nella storia delle società, Bologna, Zanichelli 1976, vol. 1, cap. 5-8 e 10, pp. 72-220 e 227-254; M. T. Cicerone, On the Nature of the Gods, I-II books (the following paragraphs are to be left out: libro I, 25-41; libro II, 102-115 e 141-149), edited by Ubaldo Pizzani, Mondadori
(Students taking a 10 cfu exam must also study the third book of Cicero's text, On the Nature of the Gods).

More Information

On the UNICA website, in the 'Didactic materials' section ('Materiale didattico') of Prof. Orsucci's website, the student can find teaching aids for the preparation of the exam.

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