Doel vakThe aim of the course is to teach the students how to read a
philosophical text and therefore how to formulate their own questions in
reading it. In other words, students who complete the course should have
developed the skills required for a ‘Tekstcollege’, i.e. textual
More precisely, students who complete the course should have acquired a
fundamental knowledge of the philosophical themes discussed in
Aristotle’s text (the definition of the soul and of its faculties; the
different kinds of souls; the meaning of intellection), but also a
general understanding of the main conceptual issues related to
Aristotle’s De anima (e.g. the Aristotelian doctrine of potency and act;
the problem of the separate intellect).
Students who complete the course should also have acquired the skills of
reflecting on philosophical texts (in translation), formulating their
own questions on them and analysing philosophical arguments.
Inhoud vakThis course will be on Aristotle’s De anima, a fundamental text for the
history of philosophy and the history of psychology (the philosophical
theory of the soul) in particular. The course will be based on the text,
proposing articulate reflection on the topics discussed therein.
Active participation by the students is required.
Every class will entail an Introduction and the reading of the text.
OnderwijsvormLectures and seminars
ToetsvormOral and written assignments during the course; final paper and oral
discussion of it.
DoelgroepStudents in the Bachelor Philosophy
Other interested students can ask for permission
Aanbevolen voorkennisA general knowledge of the history of ancient philosophy (Pre-Socratic
Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle and Neo-Platonism in particular) is
certainly an advantage for those who are about to read this important
text. Those who have not attended a course on the History of Ancient
Philosophy and/or are not familiar with its topics, are therefore
invited to read a text about the history of ancient philosophy (in
particular as regards Plato and Aristotle), in addition to the primary
and secondary literature for this course.
|Faculteit||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen|
|Vakcoördinator||dr. O.L. Lizzini|
|Examinator||dr. O.L. Lizzini|
dr. O.L. Lizzini
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