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 Greek philosophy. In particular. it is required the in-depth knowledge of the following texts:
1. Platone, Eutifrone, Apologia di Socrate, Critone, a cura di B. Centrone e A. Taglia, Torino, Einaudi 2010.
2. W.K.C. Guthrie, Socrate, Bologna, il Mulino 1986 (or.ed.: Socrates, Cambridge, CUP 1972).
3. One of the following books:
A) T. C. Brickhouse – N. D. Smith, Plato’s Socrates, Oxford, Oxford University Press 1996.
B) T. C. Brickhouse – N. D. Smith, The Philosophy of Socrates, Oxford, Westview 2000.
4. P. Donini - F. Ferrari, L’esercizio della ragione nel mondo classico: profilo della filosofia antica, Torino, Einaudi 2005 (reprinted).
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.