History of Ancient Philosophy - Early Greek Philosophy II: seminar papers (ordinary course)

Period of duration of course
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Number of course hours
20
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
0
CFU 3
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Seminars

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Prerequisiti

These seminar papers are primarily aimed at ordinary students, but can be profitably attended also by PhD students. A good working command of ancient Greek is desirable, though not strictly indispensable.

Programma

This course is a continuation of the lectures (‘Early Greek Philosophy I’) aimed at students of both the ordinary and the PhD course. It will consist of a series of seminar papers delivered by students of the ordinary course. 

Obiettivi formativi

The course will propose a detailed examination, in seminar form, of fundamental philosophical texts and issues from classical antiquity, considered from various points of view: historical genesis and fortune, conceptual substance, philological issues. 

Riferimenti bibliografici

General collections:

  • J. Barnes, The Presocratic Philosophers, 2nd edn, Routledge 1982.
  • H. Diels, W. Kranz, Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, sechste Auflage, Berlin 1951–2.
  • G. S. Kirk, J. Raven, M. Schofield, The Presocratic Philosophers, 2nd edn, Cambridge 1983.
  • A. Laks, G. W. Most, Early Greek Philosophy, 9 vols, Cambridge (MA) and London 2016 = Les débuts de la philosophie, 2e édition, Paris 2018. 


Some editions and translations of individual authors:

  • A. H. Coxon, The Fragments of Parmenides, 2nd edn, Las Vegas, Zurich and Athens 2009.
  • P. Curd, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testimonia, Toronto 2007.
  • B. Inwood, The Poem of Empedocles, 2nd edn, Toronto 2001.
  • C. H. Kahn, The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Cambridge 1979.
  • W. Leszl, I primi atomisti, Firenze 2009.

Further bibliographical information will be provided during the course.