The teaching of History of Medieval Philosophy is part of the training activities characterizing the CdS in Philosophy. At the end of the course the student will have acquired a knowledge of the history of medieval philosophy from the chronological, thematic, general and specific point of view. Direct reading of some fundamental texts is foreseen. The student will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the discussion and in the argumentation both in a theoretical perspective and in a historical-philosophical perspective. The student will have acquired:
- capacity for critical thinking in relation to the history of medieval thought and contextualization of both historical and philosophical type;
- properties of language and argumentative ability in relation to the topics covered in the course;
- ability to read and critically analyze the sources (in translation).


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Historical overview of the main lines of thought of medieval philosophy.
Tommaso d'Aquino and Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, in the philosophical context of the debate between Augustinians and Aristotelians between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Core Documentation

E. Gilson, La filosofia nel Medioevo, Rizzoli, Milano, 2011.
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, La sintesi tomistica, Fede & Cultura, Verona, 2020.
S. Vanni Rovighi, Introduzione a Tommaso d’Aquino, Laterza, Bari, 1973.
Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, Itinerario della mente in Dio, Bompiani, Milano, 1996.
Tommaso d’Aquino, L’ente e l’essenza, Bompiani, Milano, 2002.

Type of delivery of the course

The course includes: Frontal teaching; Discussion with students and debates on the topics covered. Attendance is not mandatory but is highly recommended. Distance learning.

Type of evaluation

The exam involves demonstrating competence and critical ability in understanding the exam program.