The exam consists in an oral discussion, focussed on the relevant primary sources. The student must also show to possess a basic knowledge of the History of Medieval Philosophy.
In particular, it is required the in-depth knowledge of the following texts:
1) Selected passages by Augustine of Hippo in Italian translation, which will be made available on Moodle by the teacher.
2) A monograph on Augustine, to be chosen among:
A) Ch. Horn, Sant'Agostino, Il Mulino, Bologna 2005;
B) K. Flasch, Agostino di Ippona. Introduzione all'opera filosofica, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002;
C) G. Catapano, Agostino, Carocci, Roma 2010.
3) A Manual of the History of Medieval Philosophy, to be chosen among:
A) M. Pereira, La filosofia nel Medioevo, Carocci, Roma 2008 (reprinted);
B) Selected chapters from the online Manual of the History of Medieval Philosophy: http://www3.unisi.it/ricerca/prog/fil-med-online/index.htm.
The relevant chapters will be indicated in class by the teacher or, for non-attendants, agreed with her.
(Advanced students may substitute the study of the Manual of History of Medieval Philosophy with the study of the book by L. Cova, Peccato originale. Agostino e il Medioevo, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014).
In evaluating the exam, it will be taken into account, above all, the students' mastery of the contents, their ability to synthesize and analyze themes and concepts, and their appropriate use of the specific philosophical language.