ITAL300 - HISTORY OF ITALIAN PHILOSOPHY FROM PYTHAGORAS TO AGAMBEN

Section Description: 
Does Italian philosophy have a peculiar character? How can we speak of "Italian philosophy" if Italy became a unified country only recently, and its history is complex and fragmented? This course will offer a review of the most important Italian thinkers from Pythagoras to Agamben, highlighting the political vocation of Italian philosophy, and its engagement with history and science. Reading will include Parmenides, Thomas Aquinas, Niccolò Machiavelli, Giordano Bruno, Giovan Battista Vico, and Cesare Beccaria. We will also consider the different contexts in which philosophy was practiced and discussed, including ancient schools, universities, and journals, and its consequent transformations. The course is taught in Italian and counts toward the minor in Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Instructors: 
DEL SOLDATO, EVA
Day and Time: 
MW 0100PM-0230PM
Section ID: 
ITAL300301
Title (text only): 
HISTORY OF ITALIAN PHILOSOPHY FROM PYTHAGORAS TO AGAMBEN
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2020C
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
300
Section Number Only: 
301
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL300