Che cosa è la filosofia? Questo corso offre un racconto del pensiero filosofico attraverso quattro epoche da quella antica cosidetta della contemplazione a quella più recente.
Attraverso 12 tappe storico-teoriche sarai accompagnato in un viaggio nel sapere filosofico con la consapevolezza che, come ha scritto Pierre Bayle, non c’è setta filosofica, per quanto sconfitta e superata, che non sia pronta a ripresentarsi. E non c’è posizione teoretica, neppure il parmenidismo, che non possa ritrovare attualità addirittura mediatica. Il superamento storico non vuol dire “oblio”, né comporta mai un definitivo superamento teorico. Al massimo insegna che sbagliando si impara, o che altri imparano, e che nulla – nemmeno le dottrine che negano il divenire – ritorna mai come prima.
What is philosophy? This course explores the development of philosophical thought in four major stages, from antiquity to the present day. Your journey takes you to 12 stops, and each will serve to enhance your knowledge of philosophy, remembering, as Pierre Bayle said, that no philosophical sect is ever really defeated or surpassed and they are always poised to make a comeback.
Similarly, philosophical theories never lose their relevance, even Parmenides may find space in today’s media. New theoretical developments do not consign older theories to “the scrapheap of time”. Quite simply, the newer theories show us that we can learn from our mistakes, or our mistakes can inform others and that nothing - even doctrines that deny the idea of constant flux – ever returns completely unchanged.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Hi, l'm a chef and l love to learn more that l can, this course help me to talk with everyone, in the kitchen and in the floor, also l love history and this class talk a lot about the area of the Greek Empire ,
very well done! the teacher is one of the most important italian philosopher and the federico II one of the most important italian university! I am italian and I completed a lot of moocs on edx about bioethic and this course is one of wich opens the mind very well to known better ethical aspetcs above all. knowledge is life salt!
I started this course and find it to be very well done, thank to the expertise of the professor. I'm unfamiliar on this subject and I hope to be able to follow it and possibly others, in Italian or English language.
I'm grateful for this opportunity to Edx and to the professor.
following this course , the student gets a general overview of the discipline. The course is useful even for those that have already had some elementary corse in philosophy to systematize their knowledge