The History of science (i) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S01266
Name of lecturer
Luca Ciancio
Coordinator
Luca Ciancio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/05 - HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Semestrino IIA dal Feb 22, 2016 al Apr 16, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

This course intends to explore first of all the impact of modern science on traditional views of man and on ideas on man's place in nature. It also aims at showing to what extent scientific culture was linked both to social and material setting in which scientists worked. For the students in Philosophy, Literature and Art History this course is an opportunity to explore the manifold connections between their disciplinary interests and the rise of modern science.

Syllabus

The course focuses on the rise of scientific culture in Europe from the Renaissance to the Eighteenth century. Particular attention will be devoted to revolutionary ideas in astronomy, physics, natural history and medicine.

Textbook. The student must choose one of the following two books:

A. Clericuzio, La macchina del mondo, Roma, Carocci, 2005;
R. Maiocchi, Storia della scienza in Occidente, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 2000, pp. 79-89, 128-135, 191-368.

Students not partecipating in the lectures must follow the suggestions given in the files “lessico corso (i) 15-16” and "Programma (i)15-16" downloadable from the Professor on-line personal page in Cuci Dept.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Clericuzio, Antonio La macchina del mondo Carocci 2006
Maiocchi R. Storia della scienza in Occidente, La Nuova Italia 2000

Assessment methods and criteria

Interview

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016